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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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DECEMBER 2012
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December 2012
Volume 89, No. 12
FOREIGN
SERVICE
FOCUS
EMBASSY SECURITY
Beyond the Fortress Embassy / 20
State’s new “Design Excellence” initiative is intended to improve America’s
presence abroad by embracing all elements of embassy construction.
BY JANE C . LOE F F L ER
Building the Bonds of Trust / 29
Now it is more important than ever to maintain our tradition of open diplomacy.
BY JOSHUA W. POLACHECK
FEATURES
Backfip to Freedom / 32
Between 1968 and 1975, 33 U.S. government ofcials abroad
were targeted for kidnapping. Here is one of those stories.
BY ANN B . S I DES
Nitun Kundu: A Success Story / 34
Those of us who were touched by this great Bangladeshi artist’s
personal warmth will always remember his many achievements.
BY M I CHAE L KR I STULA
The Impact of Transitions on
Foreign Service Families / 37
Those who work overseas, particularly Foreign Service members,
experience frequent transitions. Here are some tips on coping them.
BY T. DHYAN SUMMERS
EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
No, Really, the World Is My Classroom! —
Homeschooling in the Foreign Service / 63
Homeschooling is a growing trend within the Foreign Service,
as it is in the general U.S. population.
BY E L I ZABETH POWER
Education Charts / 75
Moving Forward When Bouncing Back / 81
Returning “home” can be the toughest assignment of all.
BY L EAH WAL LACE
AFSA NEWS
Call for Nominations: 2013-2015
AFSA Governing Board / 49
State VP Voice: AFSA Has
Your Back / 50
FCS VP Voice: Loose Change / 51
Dissent Makes a Diference / 51
AFSA Membership Dues
Adjustment / 52
Be a Part of AFSA / 52
Call for Nominations: The 2013
AFSA Exemplary Performance
Awards / 53
AFSA Celebrates the New
Foreign
Service Journal
Design / 54
Secretary of State Clinton
Salutes the
FSJ
/ 55
AFSA’s High School Essay Contest
Enters Fifteenth Year / 56
USAID Requests Input on
Experiences with Atrocity
Response / 59
Life in the Foreign Service / 61
COLUMNS
President’s Views / 7
Building a Truly Diverse,
Professional Foreign Service
BY SUSAN R . JOHNSON
Speaking Out / 17
Reasons for Hope in the
Israeli-Palestinian Confict
BY KR I ST I N K . LOKEN
Refections / 101
Finding Home
BY AMANDA GARDNER
DEPARTMENTS
Letters / 10
Talking Points / 14
Books / 41
In Memory / 43
Local Lens / 102
MARKETPLACE
Classifeds / 95
Real Estate / 98
Index to Advertisers / 99
On the Cover: Rendering of the competition-winning design for the new Embassy London by
KieranTimberlake. Planned for a four-acre site in a redevelopment zone within the city, the embassy
will set new standards for energy efciency and sustainability. And instead of being walled of from
the surrounding neighborhood, it will feature an open landscape, by OLIN, adjusted to provide needed
defenses—much as the Washington Monument has been secured without the use of high walls or fences.
Photo courtesy KieranTimberlake.