The Foreign Service Journal, November 2015

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2015 5 November 2015 Volume 92, No. 9 FOREIGN SERVICE AFSA NEWS AFSA President Urges Focus on “New Threat Set” / 69 State VP Voice: AFSA Post Reps / 70 FCS VP Voice: At Last! Temporary Duty Housing / 71 Retiree VP Voice: Entitlements vs. the Economy / 72 New Partnership Engages Next Generation / 73 Ambassador Young on the Call to Serve / 74 CFC: Two Ways to Support AFSA / 75 2016-2017 Scholarship Applications / 76 Second Annual AFSA Book Market / 77 New AFSA Staff Member at USAID / 77 Call for Nominations: Exemplary Performance / 78 Nominations for Sinclaire Language Awards / 78 AFSA on the Hill: Fighting for FS Families / 79 AFSA Governing Board Meeting/ 79 Speakers Bureau Critical for Outreach / 80 AFSAWelcomes Fall Interns / 80 COLUMNS President’s Views / 7 Opening the Conversation BY BARBARA STEPHENSON Letter from the Editor / 8 Bring On the Books! BY SHAWN DORMAN Speaking Out / 20 The Trouble with the Lawyers List BY JAMES EHRMAN Reflections / 93 The Secretary Visits the Arctic BY MIGUEL RODRIGUES DEPARTMENTS Letters / 10 Talking Points / 13 In Memory / 81 Local Lens / 94 MARKETPLACE Classifieds / 86 Real Estate / 89 Index to Advertisers / 92 On the Cover: Books by Foreign Service authors and their family members. Photo and Design Credit: Jeff Lau. Photo of Canadian Arctic city of Iqaluit. Credit: FSO Miguel Rodrigues COVER STORY Getting into the Game: America’s Arctic Policy / 23 Climate change is opening up new opportunities and challenges in the Arctic. Is the United States ready to lead? BY ÁSGE I R S I GFÚSSON FOCUS ON BOOKS BY FOREIGN SERVICE AUTHORS In Their Own Write / 31 We are pleased to present this year’s roundup of books by members of the Foreign Service community. BY SUSAN MA I TRA A Bibliography of USAID Authors / 40 This new compendium of works by USAID authors focuses on development issues. BY JOHN P I E L EME I ER Of Related Interest / 50 Here is a short listing of books of interest to diplomats that have not been written by members of the Foreign Service or their families. FS HERITAGE Taking Stock of Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes / 61 The 44th Secretary of State, a true statesman who displayed exemplary foreign policy leadership, deserves more recognition. BY MAXWE L L J . HAM I LTON AND JOHN MAXWE L L HAM I LTON FS KNOW-HOW Raising Foreign Service Kids / 65 Get to know the nonprofit groups and State Department offices that offer a social safety net for Foreign Service youth. BY JOHN K . NALAND