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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 October issue focuses on dealing with Iran.
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FOCUS ON DEALING WITH IRAN
This in-depth look at Iran provides context and perspective for understanding the controversial nuclear deal.
Doing foreign policy has rarely been easy, but several new realities contribute to making it especially difficult today.
In this unusual example of the value of soft power, the often-divisive issue of biotechnology enabled the United States and Iran to find common ground.
Iran offers a potential path to progress in dealing with the volatile Middle East and the threats emanating from there.
The United States is a relative latecomer to the politics of the Middle East, much of which derives from European colonialism, as this retrospective on Iran from 1980—already more than three decades past—shows.
This story of power politics, warfare and diplomacy in 19th-century Iran and the Caucasus is a rich slice of history. It is also a cautionary tale that transcends its time and place.
Stewards of a Vital Institution
Decision-Making in Times of Uncertainty
Mercy Is Its Own Reward
Getting the Job Done (During Chaotic Times)
The Foreign Service Act, Our “Constitution”