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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JUNE 2016

5

June 2016

Volume 93, No. 5

FOREIGN

SERVICE

AFSA NEWS

AFSAMemorial Plaque Honors Fallen Colleagues / 51 VP Voice State – Ignorance of the Law Is Not an Excuse / 52 VP Voice FCS – Countering Corruption / 53 New Financial Aid Scholarship Established / 53 VP Voice Retiree – TheWashington Conceit / 54 AFSA Governing Board Change / 54 Governing Board Meeting Minutes / 55 Foreign Service Day Reception / 55 AFSA Participates in Santa Fe World Affairs Forum / 57 AFSAWins MSI Dispute / 58 Thank You, Wisconsin! / 58 Careers in International Relations for Women / 59 AFSAWelcomes New Staff / 60 2016 Summer Interns Arrive / 60 AFSA Sponsors Intern at State / 61

COLUMNS

President’s Views /7 Regaining the Moral High Ground BY BARBARA STEPHENSON Letter from the Editor / 8 A Heightened Focus on Corruption BY SHAWN DORMAN Speaking Out /17 Supporting FS Families with Special Needs Children BYMAUREEN M. DANZOTAND MARK R. EVANS

DEPARTMENTS

Letters / 9 Talking Points / 12 Books / 101 Local Lens /110

MARKETPLACE

Classifieds / 103 Real Estate / 106 Index to Advertisers / 109

On the Cover:

A Sept. 30, 2015, Unite

Against Corruption march in Pretoria,

South Africa. Similar marches in Cape

Town and Grahamstown took place the

same day. Photo courtesy of Sonke

Gender Justice.

FOCUS ON CORRUPTION AND FOREIGN POLICY

Corruption: A 21st-Century Security Challenge / 20 BY SARAH SEWAL L A U.S. Policy Priority: Combating Corruption / 24 BY WI L L I AM R . BROWNF I E LD Countering Corruption Regionally: The “EUR” Initiative / 28 BY GEORGE KENT The FCPA and the Rule of Law Abroad / 32 BY THOMAS F I RESTONE Foreign Policy and the Complexities of Corruption: The Case of South Vietnam / 35 BY STEPHEN RANDOLPH

FEATURES

Diplomatic History Lessons: A Model of Government Transparency / 38 With the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the State Department Office of the Historian provides policymakers and the public a thorough record of American foreign policy. BY TRACY WH I TT I NGTON A Foreign Service Menagerie / 42 Animals can play an important part in a diplomatic career, for better or for worse. BY ANTHONY C . E . QUA I NTON Mental Health Support for Foreign Service Children: Parents Weigh In / 46 FS children are just as at risk for mental health problems as the average American child, perhaps even more vulnerable.

EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

The College Application Game: Do’s and Don’ts / 62 BY CLA I RE WEDDER I EN Schools at a Glance / 76, 78, 80 Applying to Boarding School: Lessons Learned / 82 BY JOHN F. KROTZER All Girls, All Boys, All Good— The Benefits of Single-Sex Education / 92 BY MARYBETH HUNTER