This comprehensive look at post–Foreign Service opportunities in academia includes first-person insights into advantages and perils, advice on the how-tos, and more.
BY JILLIAN BURNS AND MARK C. STORELLA
FOCUS ON HOW THEY SEE US
The views of well-informed foreign observers can offer a welcome counterpoint to the extreme ups and downs of Americans’ own assessment of our nation and its role in the world.
BY ALEXIS LUDWIG
Don’t underestimate the importance of continued U.S.-U.K. collaboration, a senior British diplomat says in reviewing his trans-Atlantic experience.
BY PATRICK DAVIES
Not without hiccups, U.S.-Panama ties can become stronger with frank and open discussion, a former ambassador to the United States observes.
BY JAIME ALEMÁN
A Bolivian diplomat reflects on more than two decades of personal experience dealing with the United States.
BY JAIME APARICIO OTERO
FEATURE: THE 2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE
On Jan. 12, 2010, a sunny afternoon turned into a nightmare. America’s deputy chief of mission in Haiti shares his record of the first hours of the catastrophe.
BY DAVID LINDWALL
The USAID mission director in Haiti at the time of the earthquake reflects on the disaster and its aftermath.
BY CARLEENE DEI
A Year of Challenge and Opportunity
BY ERIC RUBIN
Truth and Honor
BY HARRY KOPP
The Day the (Ambassador to the) Music Died
BY LARRY MANDEL
Professional Liability Insurance: Peace of Mind in a Troubled Time
BY TOM YAZDGERDI
The Foreign Service by the Numbers
BY JULIE NUTTER