The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2017

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Notes to the New Administration 18
Mr. President, You Have Partners at State to Help Navigate the World’s Shoals 18
One Story, Two Events, Seven Leadership Lessons 23
Foreign Assistance: Time to Sharpen a Vital Diplomatic Tool 27
Notes to the New Administration 33
Feature 44
Developing the Next Generation of Followers at USAID 44
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Dear S: You Can Count on Us 7
Letter from the Editor—The Diplomacy Brief 9
Speaking Out—Why U.S. Ambassadors Should Be Career Professionals 15
Reflections—Rip Van Winkle in the Foreign Service 97
Local Lens—Mestia, Georgia 98
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 11
In Memory 83
Books 89
Marketplace 91
Classifieds 91
Real Estate 94
Index to Advertisers 96
AFSA News 48
AFSA Thanks Outreach Participants 48
State VP Voice—Speaking of Elections 49
FCS VP Voice—Results Matter 50
AFSA 2017 Dues Change 50
Retiree VP Voice—“To Support and Defend the Constitution” 51
Call for Nominations: 2017-2019 Governing Board 52
An In-Depth Look at the New MSI Process 55
AFSA Bylaw Amendments 56
AFSA Governing Board Meeting Notes 58
AFSA Welcomes New BBG Rep 58
The Foreign Service Networks at AFSA 59
A Thank You to Ambassador Farrand 59
AFSA Applauds JSP Graduates 60
Congress Passes FY17 State Authorization Bill 61
2016 AFSA Tax Guide 62