The Foreign Service Journal, November 2011

J O U R N A L OREIGN ERVICE S F P RESIDENT ’ S V IEWS / 5 AFSA Board Launches Strategic Planning Effort By Susan R. Johnson S PEAKING O UT / 15 Why the Foreign Service Should Be More Like the Army By Jon P. Dorschner FS K NOW -H OW / 18 Coping with High-Stress Posts By Joseph Adamo Mussomeli R EFLECTIONS / 80 The Bright Lights of Hefei By Matthew Murray L ETTERS / 7 C YBERNOTES / 11 M ARKETPLACE / 14 B OOKS / 60 I N M EMORY / 62 I NDEX TO A DVERTISERS / 78 Cover illustration by John Kachik N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 3 C ONTENTS November 2011 Volume 88, No. 11 C O V E R S T O R Y A M IDTERM M ANAGEMENT A SSESSMENT OF S EC . C LINTON / 21 The Foreign Affairs Council issued its latest biennial evaluation of the Secretary of State’s management of the department in June. Here are highlights from that report. By Thomas D. Boyatt S P E C I A L F E A T U R E E DITOR S TEVE H ONLEY ’ S C LASSIC P ICKS FROM THE FSJ ’ S P AST 10 Y EARS E DITOR ’ S I NTRO : A M INI - J OURNAL / 30 By Steven Alan Honley S PEAKING O UT / 32 Leadership at State: A Work in Progress By Prudence Bushnell FS K NOW -H OW / 34 Helping a Colleague Cope with the Death of a Loved One By Joan B. Odean C OVER S TORY / 36 The U.S. and Islam in the Modern World By Hume Horan F EATURE / 43 Human Rights Report for the Hun Empire, A.D. 451 By Donald A. Roberts FS H ERITAGE / 47 Rebel Raider As Diplomat: John Mosby in China By Kevin H. Siepel FS F ICTION / 53 Nita and the First Noble Eightfold Path By David McAuley B OOKS / 58 R EFLECTIONS / 59 Balkan Babas By Stephanie Rowlands