The Foreign Service Journal, March 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Dealing with Russia and Ukraine 22
Reflections on Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. in the Post-Soviet World 22
The World Through Moscow’s Eyes: A Classic Russian Perspective 35
When Lightning Struck Twice: Drawing Down Mission Russia 39
Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine—From the FSJ Archive 42
Features 45
Energy Diplomacy Works: How Power Africa Redefines Development Partnerships 45
Superpowered Public Diplomacy 50
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—The Foreign Service Act at 40 7
Letter from the Editor—Going Through Things 9
Message from the Hill—We Need to Upgrade Our Diplomatic Capabilities 12
Speaking Out—Integrity First 19
Reflections—Sprint Training for Distance Runners 85
Local Lens—Cúcuta, Colombia 86
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 14
In Memory 71
Books 76
Marketplace 80
Real Estate 80
Classifieds 82
Index to Advertisers 84
AFSA News 53
Honoring Early Diplomats and Consular Officers 53
State VP Voice—Being Treated More Like Our Military 54
USAID VP Voice—The FSA: It’s More Than Just an Act 55
Retiree VP Voice—Powerful Tools to Defend the Foreign Service 56
Congress Approves Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees 56
Support AFSA’s Legal Defense Fund 57
A Letter to AFSA 57
Guidance on the Use of Diplomatic Passports 58
AFSA President Addresses Citizen Groups in Florida 59
2017-2019 AFSA Governing Board Term Report 60
2019 AFSA Treasurer’s Report 66
Congress Passes 2020 Appropriations Package, Including 2.6 Percent Pay Increase 68
Hatch Act: What Every Employee Needs to Know 68
Updates to the 2019 AFSA Tax Guide 69
Remembering Anthony Bishop, AFGE State Vice President 70