The Foreign Service Journal, November 2014

Cover 1
Contents 5
Interview 15
A Life of Significance: An Interview with Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns 15
Cover Story 22
The Putin Doctrine and Preventive Diplomacy 22
The Need for Consensus on American Goals 23
Focus: In Their Own Write 30
Books by Foreign Service Authors 30
Self-Publishing: An Up-and-Coming Industry 42
Of Related Interest 52
Appreciation 63
Remembering a Born Diplomat and Consummate Professional 63
Feature 66
Robert C. Schenck: Political Ambassador and Scoundrel 66
AFSA News 71
High School Essay Winner Meets Sec. Kerry 71
State VP Voice: Attrition: A False Sense of Security 73
Retiree VP Voice: Facility Access for Retirees 74
FCS VP Voice: Happy Anniversary, Global Markets! 75
Federal Benefits: Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts 76
AFSA Appeals on Meritorious Service Increases 76
Nominate Someone for a Constructive Dissent Award 77
Documentary on America’s Diplomats 78
Nominate Someone for an Exemplary Performance Award 78
AFSA Welcomes New Board Members 79
Issue Brief: Assignment Restriction and Pass-Through Reform 80
Grievance on State OCP Adjustments 82
Divorce and FS Annuities 83
VOA Director Shares Vision for the Future 84
AFSA Salutes Congressional Fellows 84
AFSA Welcomes New Interns 85
Columns 7
President’s Views: Righting the Personnel Balance at State 7
Letter from the Editor: Focus on Foreign Service Writing 8
Reflections: An Unusual Expression of Gratitude 97
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 12
In Memory 86
Local Lens 98
Marketplace 90
Classifieds 90
Real Estate 93
Index to Advertisers 96