In recent days President-elect Donald Trump has been expanding his search for Secretary of State, and Jon Huntsman, the Chairman of the Atlantic Council, is one of the names that has recently surfaced.
The Atlantic Council has been issuing strategy papers meant as a "blueprint" for the Trump Administration, and Huntsman has participated in the writing of some of those reports.
Another dark horse candidate for Secretary of State is Richard Haass, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Haass was among several think tank heads who had a private briefing with Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign, and Trump has shown affection for Haass.
Another think tanker that has been considered for the Secretary of State position is John Bolton, a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Mr. Trump has already hired and nominated a number of think tankers for his transition team and Cabinet, including a number of scholars and experts from the Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution, and Hudson Institute.