The Foreign Service Journal, May 2014

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus: 90th Anniversary of AFSA and the Foreign Service 19
Foreign Service, Civil Service: How We Got to Where We Are 19
In the Beginning: The Rogers Act of 1924 26
Foreign Service Stories: What Makes Us Proud 33
An AFSA Timeline: Selected Highlights 38
Feature 40
The American Way of Diplomacy 40
FS Heritage 44
Charles W. Yost: Our Man in Morocco 44
AFSA News 51
Senate Releases Hold on FS Employees 51
Diplomacy in Dangerous Places 51
State VP Voice: Millennial Diplomacy 52
FAS VP Voice: New USDA Under Secretary Position 53
AFSA on the Hill: The Multiplier Effect 54
Honoring Toni Tomasek on Foreign Affairs Day 55
Department of State by State 56
UNA-NCA Honors Amb. Edward Perkins 56
Members Support Merit Awards Program 57
Advocating for FS Child Care Options 58
International Studies: AFSA Meets Academia 59
“Nowruz Pirooz!” 60
Columns 7
President’s Views: In Defense of Nation-Building 7
Letter from the Editor: Remembering Our History 8
Speaking Out: Getting State and the Foreign Service Back in the Game 16
Reflections: On the Eve of Independence Day 81
Departments 9
Letters 9
Talking Points 12
Books 65
In Memory 66
Local Lens 82
Marketplace 14
Marketplace 5
Classifieds 73
Real Estate 77
Index to Advertisers 80