The Foreign Service Journal, November 2019

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2019 5 83 A Lingering Poison Tehran, 40 Years Later: What Have We Learned? Events of four decades ago continue to cast their malevolent shadows over a relationship that should have long since become more productive. By J o h n L i mb e r t November 2019 Volume 96, No. 9 FOREIGN SERVICE Feature Focus: The Fall of the Berlin Wall JAMESTALALAY 24 A Time of Hope and Optimism The stunning fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 heralded a series of events that transformed the postwar world. Here is a view fromWashington. By E r i c Ru b i n 30 A Gift of Peace The popular quest for freedom and self-determination brought down the Berlin Wall, ending an era. By J ame s D. B i n d e n a ge l 36 1989: Seen from Yugoslavia Though the Berlin Wall’s collapse left hardly a ripple on the surface of Yugoslavia’s day-to-day turmoil, it decisively affected the underlying course of events. By Lo u i s D. Se l l 40 Remembering 1989: Berlin Wall Stories Diplomats reflect on the events that dramatically reshaped the postwar world. 80 Looking Back on a Divided City— From the FSJ Archive WIKIMEDIACOMMONS