The Foreign Service Journal, June 2023

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on U.S. & Africa: Toward Partnerships 24
U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Elevating the Partnership with Africa 24
Deepening Working Relationships in Africa 30
A Key to Success: Engaging Civil Society 34
The Business of Diplomacy: Prioritizing the U.S.-Africa Commercial Agenda 37
Feature 40
Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Frank Discussion 40
Education Supplement 53
Generative AI and the College Admissions Process 53
Education-at-a-Glance Chart 64
New USAJobs Portal Aims to Bring Students into Government 65
Special Needs Education Allowances: An Update 67
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Accomplishments and Challenges 7
Letter from the Editor—U.S.-Africa Partnerships 9
Speaking Out—Standing By Taiwan and Its Democracy: Why Statecraft Is Not Just About Avoiding Conflict 21
Reflections—Finding Pavarotti in Western Zambia 84
Local Lens—Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China 86
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 13
Talking Points 16
Books 74
Marketplace 77
Lodging 77
Real Estate 78
Index to Advertisers 81
Classifieds 82
AFSA News 45
AFSA President on the Road 45
State VP Voice—Your Pension Should Be Your Pension, Period 46
USAID VP Voice—A Complicated Question with No Clear Answer 47
Inside Diplomacy: Climate Change and the Role of Diplomacy 48
AFSA Co-Sponsors “Diplomacy, Dissent and the Holocaust” Film Screening 49
DACOR Needs Our Support 49
AFSA Meets with FirstGens@State 49
Changes to Assignment Restrictions: FAQs 50
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, April 19, 2023 50
AFSA Meets with Post Reps 51
AFSA Congratulates New Retirees 51
Donate to the FSN Emergency Relief Fund 52
AFSA Meets with Americans by Choice Group 52
Transportation Safety Act in Honor of FSO 52