The Foreign Service Journal, April 2019

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on NATO at 70 23
Reinforcing NATO for the Future 23
Global Shifts and American Political Will as NATO Turns 70 26
Working with NATO to Address Hybrid Threats 30
From the FSJ Archive: Perspectives on NATO 35
Message from the Hill 12
BUILDing Better Development Financing 12
Feature 38
The Tragedy of Venezuela 38
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Time to Refund the Iraq Tax 7
Letter from the Editor—NATO: An Enduring Alliance 9
Speaking Out—Straight Talk on Bidding: What You Need to Know Before Trying for That Heavily Bid Job 20
Reflections—The Achille Lauro Affair, 1985 60
Local Lens—Guilin, China 62
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 14
Books 53
Marketplace 55
Classifieds 55
Real Estate 57
Index to Advertisers 59
AFSA News 45
AFSA Seeks Award Nominations for 2019 45
State VP Voice: Foreign Service Furlough Stories 46
FAS VP Voice: Government Shutdowns Shut Out U.S. Farmers 47
AFSA on the Hill: Advocacy in a Divided Congress 48
AFSA Retirees: From International Careers to Local Engagement 49
Retiree Corner: Change Your Health Plan? 50
Webinar: Planning for Retirement 50
AFSA Welcomes Newest FSOs 51
FS Day: Letters to the Editor Are Back 52
AFSA Greets Newest FS Specialists 52