The Foreign Service Journal, December 2014

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Afghanistan 20
Will History Repeat Itself? 20
Five Things We Can Still Get Right 26
What U.S. Policymakers Should Know About Afghanistan Today 33
Education Supplement 56
American College Rankings: How They Work and What They Mean 56
Have You Considered Boarding School? 80
Schools at a Glance 74
AFSA News 41
Call for Nominations: 2015-2017 AFSA Governing Board 41
Proposed Bylaw Amendment to Rightsize AFSA Governing Board 42
State VP Voice: Mental Health and the Foreign Service 44
USAID VP Voice: Promotions, ‘Promo-gate’ and Progress on Transparency 45
Retiree VP Voice: It’s That Gift-Giving Time of Year 46
AFSA on the Hill: Advocacy Builds Relationships 47
Reflecting on Good Stewardship 48
President Silverman Addresses Local Groups 49
AFSA Acts to Protect Integrity of FS Assignments System 50
Why Ethics Matter 55
Columns 7
President’s Views: The Departed 7
Letter from the Editor: Engagement 8
Speaking Out: Twitter Is a Cocktail Party, Not a Press Conference (or, Social Media for Reporting Officers) 17
Reflections: Unpacking Memories 101
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 12
Books 90
Local Lens 102
Marketplace 94
Classifieds 94
Real Estate 97
Index to Advertisers 100