SPOTLIGHT ON AFSA AWARDS
The recipient of AFSA’s 2016 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award talks about her Foreign Service career and her pioneering work to advance diversity and promote professional excellence at the State Department.
AN INTERVIEW WITH AMBASSADOR RUTH A. DAVIS
By relying on prevailing practice to set locally employed staff compensation, we are benefiting from the same labor exploitation that we oppose as a matter of U.S. foreign policy.
BY JEFFERSON SMITH
The FSJ keeps a focus on constructive dissent—its history, its value, its practice and its outcome.
COMPILED BY SHANNON MIZZI, EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
FOCUS ON DIPLOMATIC TRADECRAFT
In foreign ministries around the world, training is undergoing intensification and expansion.
BY KISHAN RANA
Combining different language-learning methods is the best bet for success, say two FSOs with experience as language teachers and students.
BY ELIJAH DAVID BUSH AND TODD HUGHES
Advance planning and sustained initiative from mid-level officers who own their ideas are the keys to a fruitful high-level visit.
BY TED OSIUS
Here is an authoritative account of the aims of the CFP, presented as part of the Journal’s ongoing discussion of concerns regarding support for children and families overseas.
BY KATHY GALLARDO
Life in the tropics demands that you make peace with a range of “creepy critters” you are bound to encounter.
BY MARGARET SULLIVAN
Calling It Like We See It
BY BARBARA STEPHENSON
Neglecting World’s Fairs Doesn’t Make Them Go Away, So Let’s Do It Right
BY BEATRICE CAMP
Road Trip to Syria, 2011
BY LAURA MERZIG FABRYCKY
Taking Performance Management Seriously
BY ANGIE BRYAN