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Reform efforts at State are perennial. Several critical institutional issues have been studied again and again for decades to scant effect. Why is change so difficult?
Today State has a unique opportunity to reassert leadership of foreign policy by focusing on delivering the outcomes promised by strategies that are now aligned across the department.
Efficient and secure information technology processes and platforms are the primary requirements for State’s operational modernization. Here is a candid look at the challenges and suggestions for a way forward.
Career public servants at all levels and specialties make diplomacy work. How do we find them, keep them, grow them?
Selections from the FSJ Archive
Early childhood experiences and a commitment to environmental stewardship served this diplomat well throughout his career.
Covering the Bases
Diversity: Not Just a Cause for the Underrepresented
Being There: Camp David, 1978
Response: The Demise of MED’s Child and Family Program
Don’t Be a Heather
The Power of High Expectations
Congressional Funding: The Long Game