The Foreign Service Journal
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider's perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.
The October issue focuses on civilian-military relations.
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FOCUS ON CIV-MIL RELATIONS
Here are some pointers for members of the Foreign Service working with the military today, from a retired senior FSO and the first political adviser to the U.S. Strategic Command.
A Senior FSO describes his experience of the reality of war on assignment in southern Afghanistan.
Understanding our military, its role and its importance in interagency decision-making, should be a priority for diplomats—especially those beginning their careers.
In agriculture, our free trade and commodity export agendas conflict with our development agenda, and the result is food insecurity. Here is the case for a change in focus.
The world’s fair has evolved from an industrial exposition into the Olympics of public diplomacy, and the United States should be there.
Setting Our Course
Seeking Parity Between the Civil and Foreign Services
Positive Energy in a Worldwide Outage