The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JULY-AUGUST 2022 5 July-August 2022 Volume 99, No. 6 Feature 58 Diplomacy, the Third Strand of War and Peace In Tolstoy’s great work, today’s diplomats can learn a lot about how a brilliant writer once viewed their profession and how many people still regard it. By F l e t c h e r M . Bu r t o n Focus on Foreign Service Transitions Cover Story 22 U.S.-China Relations at 50: Learning Lessons and Moving Ahead A half-century of experience points to the need for stronger measures to address future challenges. By Ro b e r t S . Wa n g 30 Just Another Glamorous Move Relocating around the world every couple of years is the “good news” and “bad news” of the Foreign Service career. By De b o r a h De r r i c k 33 FS Singles: How We See Things Single people over the age of 18 are a growing demographic, but that isn’t the only reason State should be more mindful of its single employees. By Na u re e n Na l i a 36 Supporting Families and Third-Culture Kids Through FS Transitions There is no one-size-fits-all in a Foreign Service transition. By Wyo kem i a J oy n e r a n d Sa r a h Ge n t o n 40 The Complex Challenge of Transporting Pets A nail-biter pet shipping experience is an increasingly common part of Foreign Service life. Here are some tips on the process. By Me l i s s a Ma t h ews 44 What to Expect When You’re … Evacuating Nobody wants to do it. But there’s a good chance it’ll happen to you. Here’s what you need to know. By Do n n a Sc a r ama s t r a Go rma n 49 And Now for Something Completely Different … Foreign Service transitions can involve more than moving from post to post or evacuating. And there are lessons in that, too. By Da n i e l C r o c ke r Appreciation 52 Remembering Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022 Memories and tributes from a few of those who worked with this champion of diplomacy and democracy.