The Foreign Service Journal, November 2019

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus: The Fall of the Berlin Wall 24
A Time of Hope and Optimism 24
A Gift of Peace 30
1989: Seen from Yugoslavia 36
Remembering 1989: Berlin Wall Stories 40
Looking Back on a Divided City—From the FSJ Archive 80
Feature 83
A Lingering Poison—Tehran, 40 Years Later: What Have We Learned? 83
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—We Defend the Foreign Service 7
Letter from the Editor—The Wall, Then and Now 9
Speaking Out—Preventing Domestic Violence Is Our Shared Responsibility 20
Reflections—A Past Not So Distant 109
Local Lens—Lithuania 110
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 11
Talking Points 15
In Memory 97
Books 101
Marketplace 103
Real Estate 103
Classifieds 106
Index to Advertisers 108
AFSA News 89
TSP Rule Changes and New Tax Law: An Expert’s Take 89
Support AFSA’s Legal Defense Fund 89
State VP Voice—One Foreign Service 90
USAID VP Voice—Workforce Planning: The Horse That Should Pull the Reorganization Cart 91
FCS VP Voice—The Commercial Service at 40? Actually, It’s Been a Bit Longer… 92
AFSA Governing Board Meeting 92
FAS VP Voice—The Trees or The Forest? 93
AFSA Congratulates Job Search Program Graduates 93
Where We Stand—Rejecting Retreat 94
FS Retiree Outreach and a Return to Chautauqua 95
What’s New at DACOR? 95