The next Secretary of State
So far the names of John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Jon Huntsman have been mentioned to replace Clinton.
"Swift Boat" Kerry has been endorsed by Russia and as a anti war activist would bring much baggage .. a personal favorite of Obama.
Susan Rice UN Ambassador. Much tension between her and Clinton. Some think she was set up for the Face the Nation interview on Benghazi to ruin her career. She followed many of the administrations appoligitic dogma and was later enbarressed by the fallout. Congressional approval could be a problem.
Jon Huntsman Republician Ambassador to China, Utah Governor, presidential candidate, and mormon. At 52 could make another run at President for Republicians. Hard to sell to Democratic Senate.
Our current trade with Russia is 9 billion a year and could double if the US decides to drop the Jackson - Vanik Act, the Magnitsky Act, and disregard the ties to Syria and Iran. With these obsticles removed Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) could be established since Russia joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2009. This is a one way deal, we export and there is no import. This would help balance trade a good economic move.
I tried hard to present each on the facts and intend for this to be a get involved, know your leadership, and voice your opinion conversation.
Please verify all the above and discuss who would be best for America and why.