90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Foreign Policy Challenges Facing The Next Secretary Of State

President Obama announces his nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., right, as next secretary of state at the White House, on, Dec. 21, 2012. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

President Obama announces his nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., right, as next secretary of state at the White House, on, Dec. 21, 2012. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, those are some of the foreign policy challenges that will face the next secretary of state. U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is expected to win easy confirmation for the job to succeed Hillary Clinton, who has just been released from the hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot in her head.

So how will the new leader of the State Department deal with those issues?

Guest:

  • Juliette Kayyem, national security and foreign policy columnist for The Boston Globe. She also lectures at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kayyem most recently worked at the Department of Homeland Security.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 6 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."

October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.