The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2019

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Managing Competition with China 25
Is American Diplomacy with China Dead? 25
U.S.-China Trade: If We Get to Yes, Will It Make Any Difference? 32
Dealing with the Dragon 37
The United States and China at a Crossroads 41
From the FSJ Archive: Sino-American Relations Through the Years 45
Feature 48
The Language of Dress 48
Message from the Hill 13
Support Our Diplomats to Maintain U.S. Leadership 13
Perspectives 8
President’s Views—Passing the Baton 8
Letter from the Editor—Facing a Rising China 10
Speaking Out—Reforming State’s Personnel System Could Work This Time 21
Reflections—The Paris Waiter: A Life Lesson 81
Local Lens—Ostia Antica, Italy 82
Departments 11
Letters 11
Talking Points 15
In Memory 65
Books 70
Marketplace 74
Classifieds 74
Real Estate 76
Index to Advertisers 80
AFSA News 52
AFSA Welcomes Members Ahead of Foreign Service Day 52
New Resources for AFSA Outreach 54
Letters to the Editor Campaign Spreads Awareness 54
Next Stage: FS Writers and Publishers Offer Advice 55
State VP Voice—Like a Rock 56
FCS VP Voice—A Small Player Generates Big Returns 57
Retiree VP Voice—Challenges Facing AFSA 57
AFSA Welcomes Newest Foreign Service Members 58
Retirees Tour Muse Vineyards 58
FSJ Wins for Publishing Excellence 59
Governing Board Meeting, May 2019 59
AFSA Rolls Out Economic Diplomacy Animated Video 60
Moving? AAFSW Needs Your Books and Other Donations 60
Meet the 2019 AFSA Merit Award Winners 61