THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
ur World in Data
is an online publi-
cation that shows how
living conditions are
The aim of the cre-
ators is to give a global
overview of how the
world is changing over
the long term, showing
where changes are
coming from, the current status and
trends looking ahead.
OWID provides the data they
gather in two forms—charts and
maps, and academic research on
global development. The publica-
tion is produced by the University
of Oxford and covers many topics
across a broad range of disciplines
including trends in health, violence,
culture, education and climate
change, to name a few.
Covering all of these aspects
of human civilization in one place
underlines the interlinkages among
the long-term trends that are
The data used on OWID comes
from three sources—specialized
institutes, published research articles
and international institutions or
agencies, such as theWorld Bank and
the United Nations.
The entire publication is avail-
able for free and all data published
on the website is available for
download and use.
SITE OF THE MONTH: ourworldindata.org
increased advertising in veteran circles
and Native American/Native Alaskan com-
munities, as well as better understanding
of what constitutes a true Native Indian.
Despite historically low numbers,
there are Native Americans and Native
Alaskans currently serving and those who
have served in the past. AFSA wishes to
honor their legacy and commitment to
the Foreign Service.
—Rebecca Yim, Executive Intern
Think-Tank Thoughts for
the New Administration
or this issue of the
, we invited
members of the Foreign Service
(active-duty and retired) to offer advice
to the new administration on the role
of diplomacy and the Foreign Service.
But there is a wealth of foreign policy
advice being offered by think tanks and
other organizations during this transi-
tion season. Here is a selection of such
recommendations to the new president
and his staff.
Center for Strategic and Interna-
tional Studiespublished a commentary
on President-elect Trump’s security policy
needs and recommendations for building
his administration. CSIS sees the national
security portion of the FY2018 budget,
problems in the Afghan war, key decisions
on U.S. involvement in Syria and Iraq, and
a commitment to dealing with the Iranian
threat as the top priorities.
TheAtlantic Council created