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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 June issue focuses on diplomacy and defense.
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PERSPECTIVES ON DIPLOMACY AND DEFENSE
There has been a growing convergence of interest between diplomacy and special operations since the 9/11 terror attacks.
The challenge for the State Department is not necessarily to reduce the role of the Department of Defense in foreign affairs, but to strengthen our own voice.
In the eyes of many around the world, diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.
State has ceded some turf to the military, but it’s not too late to regain it and rebalance the civilian-military equation in U.S. foreign affairs.
A September 1988 Conversation with Frank Carlucci.
TCKs deal with repatriation issues and reverse culture shock when they attend college in the United States. Here are some tips for success.
An understanding of education allowances is crucial for Foreign Service families. Here is an introduction.
Getting Out in Front
The Golden Rule of Professionalism
On Launching a Rewarding Career