The Foreign Service Journal - January/February 2018

6 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 63 AFSA President’s Column Becomes Headline News 63 AFSAMeets with House Appropriations Committee Chair 64 State VP Voice— Membership Has Its Privileges (and It’s a Bargain!) 65 FCS VP Voice—U.S. Economic Security Through Trade Agreements 65 AFSA Governing Board Meeting, November 2017 66 Retiree VP Voice—News You Can Use 66 AFSA: Your Partner in Retirement 67 AFSA on the Hill—Partnering with Congress and Others to Defend Our Institution 67 Good News for Foreign Service Parents 68 AFSA Dues Change in 2018 68 Hail and Farewell 69 Recognizing FS Children for Their Sacrifices 69 After the Equifax Breach: What You Can Do 70 AFSAWelcomes 192nd A-100 Class 70 Book Notes: Peacemakers— American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans 71 Readers, FSWriters and a Literary Agent Gather to Talk Books 72 Holiday Happy Hour at AFSA 73 2017 AFSATax Guide AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION On the Cover: Illustration by Earl Keleny. Departments 10 Letters 13 Message from the Hill 15 Talking Points 94 In Memory 100 Books 110 Local Lens South Kalimantan, Indonesia By Ma r i a I n i n g Nu r a n i Marketplace 103 Classifieds 105 Real Estate 108 Index to Advertisers FOREIGN SERVICE 7 President’s Views A Foreign ServiceWish List By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 9 Letter from the Editor Global Leadership By Sh awn Do rma n 22 Speaking Out Applying Behavioral Economics to the State Department By Ro b K i r k Perspectives 109 Reflections Meeting the Spirit Man in Caliquisse By Ra ymo n d Ma xwe l l 63