The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2012

J O U R N A L OREIGN ERVICE S F T HE M AGAZINE FOR F OREIGN A FFAIRS P ROFESSIONALS Foreign Service Journal (ISSN 0146-3543), 2101 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-2990 is published monthly with a combined July-August issue by the American Foreign Service Associa- tion (AFSA), a private, nonprofit organization. Material appearing herein represents the opin- ions of the writers and does not necessarily rep- resent the views of the Journal , the Editorial Board or AFSA. Writer queries and submissions are invited, preferably by e-mail. Journal sub- scription: AFSA members — $13 included in an- nual dues; others — $40. 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 Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS). The Journal is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or illustrations. Advertising inquiries are invited. The appearance of adver- tisements herein does not imply the endorse- ment of the services or goods offered. TELEPHONE: (202) 338-4045 FAX: (202) 338-8244 or (202) 338-6820 E-MAIL: WEB:; ww © American Foreign Service Association, 2012. Printed in the U.S.A. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to — AFSA Attn: Address Change 2101 E Street N.W. Washington DC 20037-2990 Printed on 50-percent recycled paper, of which 10 percent is post-consumer waste. 6 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / J U LY- A U G U S T 2 0 1 2 C ONTENTS Editor S TEVEN A LAN H ONLEY Senior Editor S USAN B. M AITRA Associate Editor S HAWN D ORMAN AFSA News Editor D ONNA A YERST Ad & Circulation Manager E D M ILTENBERGER Art Director C ARYN S UKO S MITH Editorial Intern E VA M.A. M OSS Advertising Intern C LAUDIA G ERKEN E DITORIAL B OARD J AMES P. S EEVERS Chairman J UDITH B AROODY W ILLIAM D. B ENT G ORDON S. B ROWN S TEPHEN W. B UCK K ATE W IEHAGEN L EONARD R ICHARD M C K EE J ED M ELINE G REGORY L. N AARDEN L YNN R OCHE R ACHEL S CHNELLER A F S A N E W S AFSA P ANEL A SSESSES P ROSPECTS FOR THE A RAB S PRING / 49 AFSA D ISSENT AND P ERFORMANCE A WARD W INNERS A NNOUNCED / 49 N EWS B RIEFS / 50 VP S TATE : I NTERNET P ORN — D OES S TATE K NOW I T W HEN I T S EES I T ? / 51 VP FCS: C OUNTING O UR B LESSINGS / 52 VP R ETIREES : S OMETHING N EW AND D IFFERENT / 52 AFSA A WARD W INNERS ’ P ROFILES / 53 2012 AFSA M ERIT A WARD W INNERS / 56 K ENNAN A WARD / 58 C LASSIFIEDS / 59