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Cover
1

Contents
5

Focus on Diplomacy: the Profession
22

American Diplomacy at Risk: A Report from the American Academy of Diplomacy
22

The State of the Foreign Service: Continuing the Conversation
29

The Diplomatic Academy: A First for Britain’s Foreign Office
37

Five Things You Should Know About the QDDR
41

George Kennan on Diplomacy as a Profession
46

Features
52

Uncovering the Lessons of Vietnam
52

“Lessons Learned” from State
54

The Kissinger Memo
58

Surviving Al-Jazeera and Other Public Calamities
61

FS Know-How
65

The Big Downsizing: Retirement Lessons
65

AFSA News
69

Assignment Restrictions
69

VP Voice State – Farewell
70

VP Voice USAID – Government Change?
71

VP Voice FAS – Formula for Success?
72

2015 QDDR: Details Wanted
72

VP Voice Retiree – The Big Issue
73

Foreign Affairs Day Turns 50
74

2015 AFSA Award Winners
75

PEC: Speaking Truth to Power
76

USAID Honors Fallen Hero
76

2015 Merit Award Winners
77

AFSA Sponsors State Interns
80

On the Hill: Workforce Diversity
81

Thousands Join Online Discussion Board
81

Sammie Finalists
82

AFSA Website Gets a Facelift
82

Scholarship Fund Grows
84

Vietnam Tribute Reunites, Raises FS Profile
84

2015-2017 Governing Board Election Results
86

Columns
7

President’s Views: The Country Team
7

Letter from the Editor: Diplomacy—The State of the Profession
9

Speaking Out: America Needs a Professional Foreign Service
18

Reflections: The End of the British Empire in Aden
101

Departments
10

Letters
10

Talking Points
13

In Memory
87

Books
91

Local Lens
102

Marketplace
93

Classifieds
93

Real Estate
96

Index to Advertisers
100