The Foreign Service Journal - October 2017

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Dealing with Iran 20
Iran Inside and Out 20
What the Iran Nuclear Deal Says about Making Foreign Policy Today 28
Norman Borlaug and Biotechnology Lead a U.S. Ambassador to Iran 32
Iran in 2025: An Optimist’s View 38
From the FSJ Archives: The World of 1953 and Iran 41
Feature 44
Love in Tiflis, Death in Tehran: The Tragedy of Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov 44
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Stewards of a Vital Institution 7
Letter from the Editor—The Iran Policy Puzzle 9
Speaking Out—Decision-Making in Times of Uncertainty 16
Reflections—Mercy Is Its Own Reward 71
Local Lens—Antalya, Turkey 74
Departments 10
Talking Points 10
Books 61
Marketplace 65
Classifieds 65
Index to Advertisers 67
Real Estate 68
AFSA News 49
AFSA Hosts “Redesign” Event 49
State VP Voice—Getting the Job Done (During Chaotic Times) 50
USAID VP Voice—USAID’s AFSA Standing Committee 51
Short-Term Telework on Medevac 51
Harassment in Cuba 51
Where We Stand—The Foreign Service Act, Our “Constitution” 52
A Tense and Thrilling Read: Enemy of the Good 53
AFSA Welcomes New Foreign Service Officers 53
Reaching Out Across the United States 54
GB Members Spell Out Priorities at Retreat 56
AFSA Governing Board Meeting Notes, Aug. 16 57
AFSA Welcomes Pickering and Rangel Fellows 57
Retiree Corner 58
AFSA Hails New Staff 59
FSJ Wins Two Silvers at AMP 60