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 FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL FEATURES
SIX DECADES OF DIPLOMATIC ORAL HISTORY IN MARCH
In “Some Dreamers of the Impossible Dream,” James Thomas Snyder looks at the possibility of overcoming ethnic fractures in the Balkans. Millenial Jessie Bryson shares her perspectives on adapting to life in the Foreign Service community in “A ‘Trailing’ Spouse?” This month’s reflection, “A Quote for My Marquee” by retired FSO Donald M. Bishop, offers one example of how diplomats face unexpected challenges on the job, such as discussing women’s magazines in China with Helen Gurley Brown.
In his AFSA President’s Views column, Robert J. Silverman offers a provocative piece on social media and its usefulness—or lack thereof—as a diplomatic tool. And the magazine closes with Local Lens, this month offering a lively scene from Takoradi, Ghana.
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