The Foreign Service Journal, September 2014

Cover 1
Contents 5
Cover Story 22
A Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Back to the Future? 22
Focus: AFSA Honors Dissent and Performance 28
Turning the Tables: An Interview with Stu Kennedy 28
Integrity and Openness: Requirements for an Effective Foreign Service 37
A Reflection on Bravery 42
Feature 46
Serving at Embassy Kabul 46
AFSA News 51
AFSA Presents 2014 Awards 51
VP Voice State: Diversity in the FS 52
VP Voice FCS: FCS Welcomes New Officers 53
VP Voice Retiree: Life Insurance Coverage 54
Ambassadorial Logjam 55
Ambassador Seeks Change to Clearance Policy 59
Call for a Strategic Approach to South Asia 60
Agent Warns Misuse of Border Security Program Might Violate Rights 61
Trials Offer Window into Saudi Judicial System 62
Carol Backman Is Indispensable 63
Offsetting the Impact of Kabul’s Wartime Environment 64
Making a Difference in Mexico City 65
Awards Runners-Up 66
New Governing Board Members 67
Sharon Papp Wins Equality Award 68
Bikeshare @ FSI 69
Associate Members Add Value 70
AFSA-CBA Host Diversity Panel 71
Columns 7
President's Views: Talking About Foreign Service Advocacy 7
Letter from the Editor: Celebrating AFSA’s Award Winners 8
Speaking Out: “Up or Out” Is Harming American Foreign Policy 18
Reflections: Sage Counsel, Fondly Remembered 85
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 12
In Memory 72
Books 76
Local Lens 86
Marketplace 78
Classifieds 78
Real Estate 82
Index to Advertisers 84