The Foreign Service Journal, June 2019

8 JUNE 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL Editor-in-Chief, Director of Publications Shawn Dorman: Senior Editor Susan Brady Maitra: Managing Editor Kathryn Owens: Associate Editor Donna Gorman: Publications Coordinator Dmitry Filipoff: Advertising Manager Allan Saunders: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith Editorial Board Alexis Ludwig, Chair James “Jim” Bever Fred Boll Angela Bond Karen Brown Cleveland Shawn Kobb Harry Kopp John G. Rendeiro Jr. Priyadarshi “Pri” Sen Dinah Zeltser-Winant THE MAGAZINE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS The Foreign Service Journal (ISSN 0146-3543), 2101 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-2990 is published monthly, with combined January-February and July-August issues, by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), a private, nonprofit organization. Material appearing herein represents the opinions of the writers and does not necessarily represent the views of the Journal , the Editorial Board or AFSA. Writer queries and submissions are invited, preferably by email. The Journal is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or illustrations. Advertising inquiries are invited. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. AFSA reserves the right to reject advertising that is not in keeping with its standards and objectives. The appear- ance of advertisements herein does not imply endorse- ment of goods or services offered. Opinions expressed in advertisements are the views of the advertisers and do not necessarily represent AFSA views or policy. Journal subscription: AFSA member–$20, included in annual dues; student–$30; others–$50; Single issue–$4.50. For foreign surface mail, add $18 per year; foreign airmail, $36 per year. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Indexed by the Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS). Email: Phone: (202) 338-4045 Fax: (202) 338-8244 Web: © American Foreign Service Association, 2019 PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Postmaster: Send address changes to AFSA, Attn: Address Change 2101 E Street NW Washington DC 20037-2990 AFSA Headquarters: (202) 338-4045; Fax (202) 338-6820 State Department AFSA Office: (202) 647-8160; Fax (202) 647-0265 USAID AFSA Office: (202) 712-1941; Fax (202) 216-3710 FCS AFSA Office: (202) 482-9088; Fax (202) 482-9087 GOVERNING BOARD President Hon. Barbara Stephenson: Secretary Hon. Tom Boyatt: Treasurer Hon. Earl Anthony “ Tony ” Wayne: State Vice President Ken Kero-Mentz: USAID Vice President Jeff Levine: FCS Vice President Daniel Crocker: FAS Vice President Kimberly Svec Sawatzki: Retiree Vice President John K. Naland: State Representatives Karen Brown Cleveland Don Jacobson Deborah Mennuti Roy Perrin Lillian Wahl-Tuco USAID Representative Vacant FCS Alternate Representative Lola Gulomova FAS Alternate Representative ThomWright USAGM Representative Steve Herman APHIS Representative Jeffery Austin Retiree Representatives Hon. Alphonse “Al” La Porta Philip A. Shull STAFF Chief Operating Officer Russ Capps: Senior Adviser, Strategic Communications Lynne Platt: Office Coordinator Therese Thomas: Staff Assistant Allysa Reimer: ADVOCACY Director of Advocacy Kim Greenplate: BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Director of Finance and Facilities Femi Oshobukola: Controller Kalpna Srimal: Controller, Accounts Payable and Administration Cory Nishi: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager Ana Lopez: Scholarships and Events Coordinator Theo Horn: COMMUNICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP Director of Communications and Membership Ásgeir Sigfússon: Communications and Marketing Manager Allan Saunders: Manager, Retiree Outreach and Engagement Christine Miele: Online Communications Manager Jeff Lau: Member Accounts Specialist Ashley Baine: Awards Coordinator Perri Green: Retirement Benefits Counselor Dolores Brown: LABOR MANAGEMENT General Counsel Sharon Papp: Deputy General Counsel Raeka Safai: Senior Staff Attorneys Zlatana Badrich: Neera Parikh: Labor Management Counselor Colleen Fallon-Lenaghan: Senior Labor Management Advisor James Yorke: Labor Management Coordinator Patrick Bradley: Grievance Counselors Heather Townsend: Labor Management Adviso r Michael R. Wallace: Law Clerk Benjamin Phillips: PROFESSIONAL POLICY ISSUES Director of Professional Policy Issues Julie Nutter: FOREIGN SERVICE CONTACTS