The Foreign Service Journal, October 2023

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on FS Families at Home 29
Our Foreign Service Adoption Journey 29
Cultural Identity Formation in Third Culture Kids 33
Resources for Raising Foreign Service Kids 37
How One FS Kid Created a Human Rights Organization 40
Third Culture Kids: The Enduring Effects of Formative Years in Cairo 43
Cover Story 22
Crisis at the Russian White House, 1993 22
Feature 48
Doggedly 48
FS Heritage 52
U.S. Consul Thayer’s Beethoven 52
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—The Broken Nominations Process 7
Letter from the Editor—FS Families … at Home 9
Speaking Out—Go Ahead, Ask About My Accent 20
Reflections—It Took Me 30 Years, but I Finally Put Down Roots 77
Local Lens—Vilnius, Lithuania 78
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 13
Books 68
Marketplace 72
Real Estate 72
Classifieds 75
Index to Advertisers 76
AFSA News 56
AFSA Hosts MED Town Halls on Mental Health Care 56
Announcing the 2023 AFSA Award Recipients 56
State VP Voice—Building a Culture of Belonging 57
USAID VP Voice—A Case for Unions 58
FAS VP Voice—Small but Mighty, Not More with Less 59
FCS VP Voice—A Season of Newness 60
Retiree VP Voice—Safeguard Your Finances 61
2024 Directory of Retired Members: Update Your Information! 61
Another Clean Audit for AFSA 61
FSJ Wins Awards 62
AFSA Welcomes New Recruits 62
FSJ Editorial Board Welcomes New Members, Chair 63
Believe in Their Future: Support FS Youth 64
AFSA Celebrates Foreign Service Youth 65
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, August 16, 2023 65
AFSA Selects High School Essay Contest Winner 66