Washington’s Chaos Will Follow its New Ambassador to Moscow

Jon Huntsman

The new U.S. ambassador to Russia will go to Moscow at a grim time for U.S.-Russia relations, but his biggest challenge won’t come from the Kremlin — Washington will be the source of Jon Huntsman’s headaches.

The new ambassador, confirmed by the Senate Thursday, faces a difficult balancing act between President Donald Trump’s push to improve relations with Russia and the Kremlin’s aggressive policies in Syria, Ukraine and continuing attempts to influence European elections.

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