Washington's current special representative for North Korea could be the next U.S. ambassador to Moscow.
According to CNN, White House officials said the top office is considering Stephen Biegun as a replacement for the outgoing ambassador John Huntsman.
Trade ties with Russia is an area President Donald Trump wants to focus on, and Biegun would be a good fit for the challenging diplomatic post.
He served as the executive secretary for the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, has a bachelor's degree in Russian language, and has served as in-country director for the International Republican Institute in Moscow, and on the board of the nonprofit U.S.-Russia Foundation.
Biegun did not reply when CNN asked if he would be interested in the job, but a source close to him believes he would be, since diplomacy has been moving slowly with North Korea.