The Foreign Service Journal, May 2024

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MAY 2024 5 May 2024 Volume 101, No. 4 Celebrating 100 Years of the U.S. Foreign Service & AFSA 22 Looking to the Future By Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken 24 At the Center of Smart Power By Hillary Rodham Clinton 25 The Best, Brightest, and Most Loyal By James A. Baker, III 26 Planting and Growing Seeds of Prosperity and Justice Worldwide By USAID Administrator Samantha Power 28 AFSA: A Vital Voice for Small Agencies By Director General Mark Petry, Foreign Agricultural Service 30 AFSA and the Evolution of the Foreign Service Career By John K. Naland 32 The U.S. Foreign Service and AFSA Through 100 Years of the Journal 52 Foreign Service Proud: 100 Words for 100 Years By FS Members 65 CENTENNIAL WRITING COMPETITION: FIRST PLACE A Look at the Ideal Foreign Service for the Next Generation By Toby Wolf