The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2021

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2021 5 Focus on U.S. Diplomacy for the 2020s January-February 2021 Volume 98, No. 1 FOREIGN SERVICE Features 41 What the Tunisian Revolution Taught Me Reflections on the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring from a career diplomat who was there. By Go rd o n G r a y 19 The Future of the Foreign Service A discussion with Ambassadors Nicholas Burns, Marc Grossman and Marcie Ries 25 Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Foreign Service— Recommendations for Action The Association of Black American Ambassadors offers a set of measures to make diversity and inclusion real at State and USAID. 28 Diplomacy and Democracy: Putting Values into Practice American diplomats can play an important role in addressing the global weakening of democracy. By M i c h a e l J . Ab r amow i t z 31 Getting State Back into Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation Nuclear arms control and nonproliferation remain critical national security challenges. How prepared is the State Department to deal with these issues? By L a u r a Ke n n e d y 37 On Boosting U.S. Diplomacy and National Security: Three New Reports 46 Believers: Love and Death in Tehran An Excerpt On the 40th anniversary of the release of the Iran hostages, a fictional FSO heroine stirs memories of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran and its aftermath. By J o h n L i mb e r t a n d Ma rc G r o s sma n