The Foreign Service Journal, September 2018

Cover 1
Contents 5
Beyond the Redesign: Can State Deliver? 26
Blue-Ribbon Blues: Why So Many Great Reports and Good Ideas Go Nowhere 26
You Have a Strategy. Now What? — How to Turn Any U.S. Mission Strategy into Results 33
E-Hell: Is There a Way Out? 39
Who Is the Future of the Foreign Service? 43
The Future of the Foreign Service—As Seen Through the Years 47
Message from the Hill 15
A Foreign Service for America 15
Feature 52
Practicing Environmental Diplomacy 52
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Covering the Bases 7
Letter from the Editor—The State of State 9
Speaking Out—Diversity: Not Just a Cause for the Underrepresented 23
Reflections—Being There: Camp David, 1978 79
Local Lens—Freetown, Sierra Leone 82
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 13
Talking Points 17
Books 72
Marketplace 74
Classifieds 74
Real Estate 76
Index to Advertisers 78
AFSA News 57
George F. Kennan Award Winner Announced 57
State VP Voice—Don’t Be a Heather 58
FCS VP Voice—Five Things I’ve Learned 59
Retiree VP Voice—Threats to Retirement Benefits 60
REA/WAE Coordinator Information: An Update 60
Where We Stand—The Power of High Expectations 61
AFSA on the Hill—Congressional Funding: The Long Game 62
AFSA President Attends USGLC Summit 62
Notes from LM—Implementation Dispute Settlement 63
Common Sense Guide to CODELs 63
Retiree Corner—The Results Are In: AFSA’s Retiree Survey 64
AFSA Welcomes New Retirement Benefits Counselor 66
Join the FSJ Centennial Celebration 66
2018 Scholarship Program Update 67
AFSA Welcomes New Governing Board Members 68
The Journal Welcomes New Editorial Board Members 70
Governing Board Meeting, June 20 71
AFSA Hosts Networking Happy Hour 71