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The Foreign Service Journal
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider's perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.
The July-August issue explores the state of diplomacy today.
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FOCUS ON DIPLOMACY: THE PROFESSION
The Foreign Service is being deliberately undermined, a new AAD report warns. The Academy offers 23 recommendations to reverse the threat to American diplomacy.
AFSA members discuss the AAD report.
In a quest to become the “best diplomatic service in the world,” the U.K. establishes an institution dedicated to equipping its representatives with the necessary skills, knowledge and tradecraft.
A participant in developing the 2015 Quadrennial Development and Diplomacy Review summarizes its highlights for skeptics.
In 1961, the legendary diplomat talked with his colleagues at AFSA about the profession of diplomacy.
Deconstructing the uproar over a controversial Al-Jazeera interview, the author offers insight into the challenges of public diplomacy.
Here are some lessons learned on the retirement transition from a member of the Foreign Service who's been there recently.
The Country Team
America Needs a Professional Foreign Service
The End of the British Empire in Aden