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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 focuses on career diplomacy today.
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FOCUS ON CAREER DIPLOMACY TODAY
Family member employment is a critical issue for members of the U.S. Foreign Service. The State Department finally seems to be taking it seriously.
Two tandems discuss some of the unique challenges they face.
An experienced FSO ambassador identifies the unique attributes Foreign Service personnel should have and offers a guide to acquiring and perfecting them.
Here is an inside look at the process of becoming a Foreign Service officer, considered the “gold standard” in professional recruitment.
Taking better care of employees—from pre-employment to post-employment—makes economic sense, creates better morale and is the right thing to do.
Strengthening the Foreign Service
Reforming Entry-Level Assignments
High Hopes and Mixed Feelings—Reflections of a Consulate Intern
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