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The Foreign Service Journal
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider's perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.
The September issue focuses on exemplary performance and constructive dissent.
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Knowledge of history, area studies and current international affairs is not, by itself, sufficient to make an effective diplomat.
FOCUS ON EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE & CONSTRUCTIVE DISSENT
The recipient of AFSA’s 2017 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award talks with the FSJ about her journey from Midwestern social studies teacher to diplomatic leader.
Members of the Foreign Service regularly grapple with the professional and moral dilemma of dissent.
Lack of fairness and transparency in the assignment restrictions process undercuts both employees and the State Department. Asian-American employees took it on.
Faced with growing evidence of malfeasance in intercountry adoptions in Uganda, this FSO decided on a course of constructive dissent to correct the problem.
Diplomatic Security programs can help protect the United States from the threat of terrorist entry, but the State Department hasn’t promoted DS as the interagency lead.
U.S. Embassy London in Nine Elms will set new standards for security and sustainability. Here are some insights into how it got there.
Building Enduring Support for the Foreign Service
How to Get More Bang for Our FSI Buck: Engaging Foreign Diplomats and Diasporas
A Baltic Tale
Impact of the Family Member Hiring Freeze: Feedback from the Field
Like a Bridge