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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.

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