The Foreign Service Journal, October 2019

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Foreign Service Authors 26
In Their Own Write 26
Of Related Interest 46
Cover Story 20
What Does North Korea Want? 20
Appreciation 52
The Perfect Professional: Lowell Bruce Laingen 1922-2019 52
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—We Are Career Professionals Serving Our Country 7
Letter from the Editor—Diplomats Write 9
Speaking Out—There Is No “Complacent State” 17
Reflections—Back to Brazzaville 72
Local Lens—Côte d’Ivoire 74
Departments 10
Talking Points 10
Books 63
Marketplace 65
FS Community Businesses 65
Classifieds 66
Real Estate 68
Index to Advertisers 70
AFSA News 55
AFSA and the Foreign Service Play Ball! 55
State VP Voice—Bidding Season Comes Around Again 56
Retiree VP Voice—Planning for the Foreign Service and AFSA Centennials 57
Announcing the 2019 AFSA Award Winners 57
AFSA On the Hill—The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 58
Russ Capps: A Life Well Lived 59
AFSA Announces National High School Essay Contest Winners 60
The Foreign Service Journal Welcomes New Advertising Manager 60
AFSA Welcomes Newest Consular Fellows and Foreign Commercial Service Classes 61
Inside the World of Diplomacy 62
Update Your Information for the 2020 AFSA Directory of Retired Members 62