The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2022 5 January-February 2022 Volume 99, No. 1 Focus on Subnational Diplomacy 20 On a New Approach to City and State Diplomacy The FSJ Editorial Board offers thoughts to kick off an important policy discussion. By t h e FS J Ed i t o r i a l Boa rd 22 Subnational Diplomacy: A National Security Imperative Engaging state and local actors in international diplomacy will help the State Department address the national security challenges of the 21st century. By Ma r y um Sa i f e e 25 The Benefits of International Partnerships Pittsburgh’s former mayor describes the city’s transition from its heavy industrial past to a sustainable future. By Wi l l i am Pe d u t o 27 Using Subnational Diplomacy to Combat Climate Change Des Moines’ mayor connects the dots between work at the local level in America and effective global climate leadership. By Fr a n k Cown i e 30 The Future of Diplomacy Is Local A former FSO, now a Democratic state committee member for the Bronx, explains how partnerships between local and federal government can help rebuild trust in U.S. foreign policy priorities. By Eme r i t a To r re s 33 Local Governments Are Foreign Policy Actors, Too The deputy mayor of Los Angeles argues that breaking down the silos between foreign and domestic policy will make international affairs more relevant for middle-class Americans. By N i n a Ha c h i g i a n Feature 38 Before Havana Syndrome, There Was Moscow Signal Today’s Havana syndrome is “like déjà vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra might have put it. By J ame s Sc h uma ke r Appreciation 35 Lessons in Leadership: Colin Powell, 1937-2021 By Ma rc G r o s sma n FS Heritage 44 A Labor of Love: Rediscovering State’s Lost History A project to unearth the lives and legacies of the earliest diplomats is awakening a shared understanding of the U.S. Foreign Service and its history. By L i n d s a y He n d e r s o n 17 On Moves to Modernize: An Interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken Cover Story