Travelling with the American Secretaries of State is a unique experience. The proximity to Hilary Clinton, the access to aides and officials, the unguarded moments all offer insight to both the person and her role. And in this edition of Assignment, I'm taking you with me behind the scenes for a rare look at US diplomacy beyond the headlines. We'll meet the real people devising American foreign policy as they try hard and sometimes fail to control the messy world around them. We'll spend long hours with them and can find spaces going from airplane to motorcade to hotels to presidential palaces. Welcome to Hilary Clinton's bubble.
"I am Hilary Rodham Clinton. I am the 67th Secretary of State for the United States of America, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. I don't think of it so much as a bubble. I think of it as more of a caravan, going from place to place, and sometimes, the dogs bark, but we still move on. And it is for me a moveable adventure."
In some ways I am not the best person to give advice here, because whenever I have studied a language, listening has always been my weakest area. I have to say, my experience as a