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Despite having spent much of the previous two years questioning her foreign policy credentials, Barack Obama, the US president-elect, has announced his nomination of Hillary Clinton, his former presidential rival, as secretary of state in his new administration.
The former first lady and New York senator said that she was glad to be part of the new administration but some in the Obama camp have questioned her foreign policy positions.
In this edition of Inside Story we ask how Clinton will match up to being the face of the US abroad and what this will mean for the Middle East.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the following times GMT:
Tuesday: 1730, 2230; Wednesday: 0430, 0830
Source: Al Jazeera