The Foreign Service Journal, March 2020

8 MARCH 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE SFI-01268 Certified Sourcing Editor-in-Chief, Director of Publications Shawn Dorman: Senior Editor Susan Brady Maitra: Managing Editor Kathryn Owens: Associate Editor Cameron Woodworth: Publications Coordinator Dmitry Filipoff: Business Development Manager— Advertising and Circulation Molly Long: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith Editorial Board Alexis Ludwig, Chair Hon. Robert M. Beecroft Daniel Crocker Joel Ehrendreich Harry Kopp Jess McTigue Christopher Teal Joe Tordella Vivian Walker Hon. Laurence Wohlers Dinah Zeltser-Winant THE MAGAZINE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS The Foreign Service Journal (ISSN 0146-3543), 2101 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-2990 is published monthly, with combined January-February and July-August issues, by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), a private, nonprofit organization. Material appearing herein represents the opinions of the writers and does not necessarily represent the views of the Journal , the Editorial Board or AFSA. Writer queries and submissions are invited, preferably by email. The Journal is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or illustrations. Advertising inquiries are invited. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. AFSA reserves the right to reject advertising that is not in keeping with its standards and objectives. The appear- ance of advertisements herein does not imply endorse- ment of goods or services offered. Opinions expressed in advertisements are the views of the advertisers and do not necessarily represent AFSA views or policy. Journal subscription: AFSA member–$20, included in annual dues; student–$30; others–$50; Single issue–$4.50. For foreign surface mail, add $18 per year; foreign airmail, $36 per year. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Indexed by the Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS). Email: Phone: (202) 338-4045 Fax: (202) 338-8244 Web: © American Foreign Service Association, 2020 PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Postmaster: Send address changes to AFSA, Attn: Address Change 2101 E Street NW Washington DC 20037-2990 AFSA Headquarters: (202) 338-4045; Fax (202) 338-6820 State Department AFSA Office: (202) 647-8160; Fax (202) 647-0265 USAID AFSA Office: (202) 712-1941; Fax (202) 216-3710 FCS AFSA Office: (202) 482-9088; Fax (202) 482-9087 GOVERNING BOARD President Hon. Eric S. Rubin: Secretary Ken Kero-Mentz: Treasurer Virginia L. Bennett: State Vice President Thomas Yazdgerdi: USAID Vice President Jason Singer: FCS Vice President Jay Carreiro: FAS Vice President Michael Riedel: Retiree Vice President John K. Naland: State Representatives Joshua C. Archibald Matthew Dolbow Holly Kirking Loomis Kristin Michelle Roberts Tamir Waser Lillian Wahl-Tuco USAID Representative Lorraine Sherman FCS Alternate Representative Mike Calvert FAS Alternate Representative Mary Parrish USAGM Representative Steve Herman APHIS Representative Jeffery Austin Retiree Representatives Mary Daly Philip A. Shull STAFF Executive Director Ásgeir Sigfússon: Executive Assistant to the President Richard Bruner: Office Coordinator Therese Thomas: PROFESSIONAL POLICY ISSUES Director of Professional Policy Issues Julie Nutter: ADVOCACY Director of Advocacy Kim Greenplate: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Director of Finance and Facilities Femi Oshobukola: Manager, HR and Operations Cory Nishi: Controller Kalpna Srimal: Member Accounts Specialist Ana Lopez: IT and Infrastructure Coordinator Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich: COMMUNICATIONS Director of Communications Ásgeir Sigfússon: Manager of Outreach and Internal Communications Allan Saunders: Online Communications Manager Jeff Lau: Awards and Scholarships Manager Theo Horn: Strategic Messaging Coordinator Nadja Ruzica: MEMBERSHIP Director, Programs and Member Engagement Christine Miele: Coordinator of Member Relations and Events Ashley Baine: Coordinator of Member Recruitment and Benefits Perri Green: Retirement Benefits Counselor Dolores Brown: LABOR MANAGEMENT General Counsel Sharon Papp: Deputy General Counsel Raeka Safai: Senior Staff Attorneys Zlatana Badrich: Neera Parikh: Labor Management Counselor Colleen Fallon-Lenaghan: Senior Labor Management Advisor James Yorke: Labor Management Coordinator Patrick Bradley: Senior Grievance Counselor Heather Townsend: Grievance Counselor Pete Lyon: Law Clerk Briana J. Odom FOREIGN SERVICE CONTACTS