The Foreign Service Journal, November 2019

8 NOVEMBER 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL Editor-in-Chief, Director of Publications Shawn Dorman: Senior Editor Susan Brady Maitra: Managing Editor Kathryn Owens: Associate Editor Cameron Woodworth: Publications Coordinator Dmitry Filipoff: Business Development Manager— Advertising and Circulation Molly Long: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith Editorial Board Alexis Ludwig, Chair Hon. Robert M. Beecroft Daniel Crocker Joel Ehrendreich Harry Kopp Jess McTigue Christopher Teal Joe Tordella Vivian Walker Hon. Laurence Wohlers Dinah Zeltser-Winant THE MAGAZINE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS The Foreign Service Journal (ISSN 0146-3543), 2101 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-2990 is published monthly, with combined January-February and July-August issues, by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), a private, nonprofit organization. Material appearing herein represents the opinions of the writers and does not necessarily represent the views of the Journal , the Editorial Board or AFSA. Writer queries and submissions are invited, preferably by email. The Journal is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or illustrations. Advertising inquiries are invited. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. AFSA reserves the right to reject advertising that is not in keeping with its standards and objectives. The appear- ance of advertisements herein does not imply endorse- ment of goods or services offered. Opinions expressed in advertisements are the views of the advertisers and do not necessarily represent AFSA views or policy. Journal subscription: AFSA member–$20, included in annual dues; student–$30; others–$50; Single issue–$4.50. For foreign surface mail, add $18 per year; foreign airmail, $36 per year. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Indexed by the Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS). Email: Phone: (202) 338-4045 Fax: (202) 338-8244 Web: © American Foreign Service Association, 2019 PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Postmaster: Send address changes to AFSA, Attn: Address Change 2101 E Street NW Washington DC 20037-2990 AFSA Headquarters: (202) 338-4045; Fax (202) 338-6820 State Department AFSA Office: (202) 647-8160; Fax (202) 647-0265 USAID AFSA Office: (202) 712-1941; Fax (202) 216-3710 FCS AFSA Office: (202) 482-9088; Fax (202) 482-9087 GOVERNING BOARD President Hon. Eric S. Rubin: Secretary Ken Kero-Mentz: Treasurer Virginia L. Bennett: State Vice President Thomas Yazdgerdi: USAID Vice President Jason Singer: FCS Vice President Jay Carreiro: FAS Vice President Michael Riedel: Retiree Vice President John K. Naland: State Representatives Joshua C. Archibald Matthew Dolbow Holly Kirking Loomis Kristin Michelle Roberts Tamir Waser Lillian Wahl-Tuco USAID Representative Lorraine Sherman FCS Alternate Representative Vacant FAS Alternate Representative Mary Parrish USAGM Representative Steve Herman APHIS Representative Jeffery Austin Retiree Representatives Mary Daly Philip A. Shull STAFF Chief Operating Officer Vacant Executive Assistant Richard Bruner: Senior Adviser, Strategic Communications Lynne Platt: Office Coordinators Therese Thomas: Aleksandar Pavlovich: ADVOCACY Director of Advocacy Kim Greenplate: BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Director of Finance and Facilities Femi Oshobukola: Manager, HR and Operations Cory Nishi: Controller Kalpna Srimal: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager Ana Lopez: COMMUNICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP Director of Communications and Membership Ásgeir Sigfússon: Senior Manager of Programs and Member Engagement Christine Miele: Manager of Outreach and Internal Communications Allan Saunders: Online Communications Manager Jeff Lau: Coordinator of Member Relations and Events Ashley Baine: Coordinator of Member Recruitment and Benefits Perri Green: Retirement Benefits Counselor Dolores Brown: Awards and Scholarships Coordinator Theo Horn: LABOR MANAGEMENT General Counsel Sharon Papp: Deputy General Counsel Raeka Safai: Senior Staff Attorneys Zlatana Badrich: Neera Parikh: Labor Management Counselor Colleen Fallon-Lenaghan: Senior Labor Management Advisor James Yorke: Labor Management Coordinator Patrick Bradley: Grievance Counselors Heather Townsend: Pete Lyon: Law Clerk Briana J. Odom PROFESSIONAL POLICY ISSUES Director of Professional Policy Issues Julie Nutter: FOREIGN SERVICE CONTACTS