The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Pandemic Diplomacy 26
Waking Up to a Pandemic: H1N1 in Mexico, 2009 26
There’s a Playbook: From Ebola to COVID-19 29
COVID-19 and Global Health Governance 34
Disinformation Challenges in a Pandemic 38
Rethinking Public Diplomacy for a Post-Pandemic World 42
Luanda to Ohio: A Family Journey 45
The Foreign Service Responds to COVID-19 50
Feature 73
Russia’s Return to the Middle East 73
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Living Up to Our Ideals 7
Letter from the Editor—We’re Listening 9
Speaking Out—Changing Mindsets on Race at State 23
Reflections—Public Health in Foreign Policy: Ebola 1976 104
Local Lens—Istanbul, Turkey 106
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 13
Talking Points 16
In Memory 91
Books 96
Marketplace 99
Real Estate 99
Index to Advertisers 101
Classifieds 102
AFSA News 77
AFSA Supports Racial and Social Justice 77
AFSA Members Speak Out in COVID-19 Survey 77
State VP Voice—COVID-19 and the Summer Transfer Season 78
USAID VP Voice—Operating Expense Funds and Program Funds: A Division that Unites Us All 79
Retiree VP Voice—Mid-Term Progress Report 80
AFSA Governing Board Meeting 80
AFSA on the Hill—How Will the Pandemic Affect the International Affairs Budget? 81
AFSA Voter Registration Guide 81
Extraordinary Times: An Extraordinary Request 82
AFSA Outreach in This New (Virtual) World 83
AFSA Works to Protect USAID Members During Pandemic 85
Meet the 2020 AFSA Merit Award Winners 86
State Department Drops Mandatory Low Ranking 90