The Foreign Service Journal, May 2013

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus: Diversity within the Foreign Service 18
A Longstanding Commitment 18
Diversity and Cultural Competence: Mission-Critical Elements of U.S. Foreign Policy 21
EW@S: Supporting and Mentoring Female Leaders 25
TLG: Expanding Opportunities at State 28
Pride Every Day 32
Celebrating Our Past, Uplifting Our Future 36
How are FS Women at State Faring? 39
Feature 46
Fidel Castro as Moby Dick: Dispatches from the Cold War 46
AFSA News 53
Together We Grieve 53
State VP Voice—All Overseas Positions Should Be Language Designated 54
FCS VP Voice—Farewell 55
Retiree VP Voice—Getting What You Need 56
AFSA President Addresses World Affairs Councils 57
Benefits Series: Focus on Geriatric Care 58
FS Books: Something for Everyone 59
Active After Active-Duty: Finding Roots 60
The Foreign Service Family: Remembering Carolina 61
The Foreign Service Family: Husbands of Chennai 62
AFSA Book Notes Presents a Master Class 63
Columns 7
President's Views—Reviving the Foreign Service 7
Speaking Out—It's Time to Update the Threshold Review 15
Reflections—The Ties That Bind 77
Departments 8
Letters 8
Talking Points 11
Books 67
Local Lens 78
Marketplace 70
FSJ's Guide to Extended Stay Housing 65
Classifieds 70
Real Estate 73
Index to Advertisers 74