Daniel R. Russel

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Daniel R. Russel
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19th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Kurt M. Campbell

Daniel R. Russel is an American diplomat who currently serves as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary, Russel was Special Assistant to the President and National Security Staff Senior Director for Asian Affairs. While working at the White House, he was a major figure in the Obama administration's "pivot towards Asia" strategy.[1]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Kurt M. Campbell
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
July 12, 2013 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent