The Foreign Service Journal, May 2021

Cover 1
Contents 5
Cover Story 20
Revitalizing State—Closing the Education Gap 20
Focus on Arctic Diplomacy 24
Advancing U.S. Diplomacy in the Arctic 24
A Balanced Approach to the Arctic—A Conversation with U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region James P. DeHart 30
Setting Up Shop in Nuuk 34
Toward a Sustainable Arctic 38
Arctic Exceptionalism 42
Feature 46
Raqqa’s Inferno—A Diplomat Reads Dante in Syria 46
FS Heritage 53
A Victory Against McCarthy—The Bohlen Confirmation 53
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Our Priorities—and Yours 7
Letter from the Editor—Arctic Diplomacy Briefing 9
Speaking Out—How the 1619 Project Can Help Public Diplomacy 17
Reflections—Rescuing a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sarh 84
Local Lens—Koh Samui, Thailand 86
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 11
In Memory 69
Books 74
Marketplace 76
Lodging 76
Real Estate 78
Classifieds 82
Index to Advertisers 83
AFSA News 59
Inside Diplomacy Event: Boosting America’s Global Presence 59
State VP Voice—The Importance of Leadership Training 60
USAID VP Voice—What a Difference a Year Makes 61
Foreign Service Spouses: Share Your Stories! 61
Retiree VP Voice—Staying Connected with Colleagues 62
Annual Report: Legal Defense Fund 62
AFSA Webinar: Fostering Constructive Dissent 63
Diplomats at Work: Telling Foreign Service Stories 64
Webinar: All About Federal Long Term Care Insurance 64
AFSA Announces New School Partnership 65
View from Washington Webinar: A Foreign Service Ripe for Change 66
FSI Leadership Course Offerings in FY21 66
AFSA Outreach: A Full Slate of Events 67
Biden Administration Issues Workforce Protection Guidance 68
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, March 17, 2021 68