The Foreign Service Journal, September 2008

Cover I
Contents 3
Focus on the 2008 Elections 17
Africa Seeks a True Friend 17
Are Canadians Ready for a Leap of Faith? 20
Egyptians Expect A Shift in Style, Not Substance 25
Budapest’s Balancing Act 29
Trade Is Central for Uruguay 33
Obamamania, German Style 37
Indonesians Hope for Partnership 41
FS Fiction 45
What to Do about Gina 45
Features 51
Why the “F” Process Deserves That Grade 51
FOIA: Declassification and Its Ramifications 56
Appreciation 63
Consummate Diplomat, Extraordinary Human Being: David D. Newsom, 1918-2008 63
AFSA News 69
AFSA Awards: Honoring Dissent and Performance 69
Scholarship Fund Receives Major Gift 69
Committee Acts on the Pay Gap 69
Aggeler on Pay Gap 70
VP State: The Dark Ages 71
VP Retiree: Membership Task Force 72
AFSA Donates to Fallen Diplomats Fund 73
News Briefs: New Spouse Employment Initiative 75
Launch of Foreign Affairs Professional Reading List 76
AFSA Testifies on Staffing Crisis 77
Family Member Matters: Keeping the Home Culture Alive 78
Classifieds 79
Departments 5
President’s Views—The Journey 5
Speaking Out—State’s Wrong Turn on the Information Highway 13
Letter from the Editor 16
Reflections—Balkan Babas 88
Letters 6
Cybernotes 9
Marketplace 11
Books 81
Index to Advertisers 86