The Foreign Service Journal, November 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2022 5 November 2022 Volume 99, No. 9 Focus on Foreign Service Authors Features 28 In Their Own Write We are pleased to present this year’s collection of books by members of the Foreign Service community. 60 Machiavelli on How to Be a Good Diplomat Machiavelli’s advice to a new ambassador five centuries ago reminds us that the experience and wisdom of the diplomatic practitioner are unique and timeless. By Da v i d B . Sh e a r 46 Of Related Interest Recent books of interest to the foreign affairs community. 56 Memoir Writing: The Art of Telling Your Story The decision to write a memoir is not to be taken lightly. Having done it, a retired USAID FSO shares his experience. By Fr a n k J . Yo u n g Cover Story 24 New Bureau, New Cyber Priorities in Foreign Affairs Here, Senior FSO Jennifer Bachus explains what the creation of State’s cyber bureau—a long- awaited development—means for U.S. foreign policy and the Foreign Service. 64 Memorializing the U.S. Consular Presence in Martinique On the anniversary of the 1902 disaster in the French outpost, ceremonies honor those lost and celebrate French-American relations. By S é ba s t i e n Pe r r o t -M i n n o t