- The world -- and Washington -- can be cruel and unforgiving places, write Aaron Miller and Richard Sokolsky
- They offer 12 pieces of advice for the next secretary of state to navigate the challenges he will face
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President." Miller was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations. Follow him @aarondmiller2. Richard Sokolsky is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 2005-2015, he was a member of the Secretary of State's Office of Policy Planning. The views expressed are their own.
(CNN)Congratulations, Rex Tillerson, you are due to be nominated for the second best job in the US government. And one of the most challenging.