The Foreign Service Journal, April 2022

Cover 1
Contents 5
Cover Story 24
Small but Mighty: APHIS Turns 50 24
Focus On New Core Precepts 33
The New Core Precepts and What They Mean 33
The Case for a Foreign Service Core Precept on DEIA 36
Feature 40
The Little Book That Could: Inside a U.S. Embassy, Telling the Foreign Service Story for More Than a Quarter Century 40
FS Heritage 46
Jeannette Lafrance: A Pioneering Foreign Service Woman 46
FS Know-How 51
How To Be a Zooming Success 51
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—The Big Impact of a Small Agency 7
Letter from the Editor—Happy Anniversary, APHIS! 9
Speaking Out—No One Was Listening: Russia, 1992 22
Reflections—Touching the Ceiling 77
Local Lens—Abu Dhabi, UAE 78
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 14
Talking Points 17
Films 64
Books 68
Marketplace 72
Real Estate 72
Classifieds 75
Index to Advertisers 76
AFSA News 53
AFSA President Discusses Challenges Facing the Foreign Service 53
AFSA Meets with Secretary of State Blinken 53
State VP Voice—The Need for Data-Driven DEIA Decisions 54
USAID VP Voice—FSO Scarcity: Stretching the Limits 55
Retiree VP Voice—Foreign Service and AFSA Centennials 56
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Jan. 19, 2022 56
AFSA Treasurer’s 2021 Report 57
Save the Date: AFSA’s Foreign Service Day Programming 58
Consult AFSA’s Tax Guide Online 58
AFSA Seeks Award Nominations for 2022 59
AFSA President Speaks at Havana Syndrome Conference 60
Daily Chatter Offers AFSA Discount 60
AFSA Welcomes New Hires to the Foreign Service 61
Become an AFSA Post Representative 61
AFSA Welcomes New Publications Coordinator 62
Nominate Family Members for AAFSW and DACOR Awards 63