It employs thousands of people in over 190 countries with an annual budget of more than $40 billion. Its role on the world stage has never been more important and the stakes have never been higher. Its leader is arguably the most famous woman in the world. National Geographic goes Inside the State Department to open a window into the efforts of the men and women representing critical U.S. interests abroad as they address some of the most complex foreign policy challenges in history. Inside the State Department provides an intimate perspective on the mission of the U.S. Department of State and its leader, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she juggles every major global issue facing the United States, pressuring and persuading allies and adversaries alike. With rare and unprecedented access, National Geographic follows Secretary Clinton and her team around the globe, accompanying her on her first trip as secretary of state to the United Nations as well as to international hot spots such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jerusalem and Africa.