The Conflict Observatory

By Natasha Christensen, Susan Wolfinbarger, and Jason Lapadula  In the days leading up to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Feb. 24, the Kremlin’s rhetoric unveiled...

Taking Action

Misawa City mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama (right) and Consul General Andrew Lee (left) visit the newly constructed solar field at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 8. The facility is part of a $206 million initiative that will ultimately generate up to 80% of the joint-service installation’s energy needs, reducing demands on the local community’s power grid. Photo by Leon Redfern
Misawa City Mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama (right) and Consul General Andrew Lee (left) visit the newly constructed solar field at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June...

Engaged Organization

The Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies hosted a cultural event featuring various performers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 2018. State Department photo
The Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies hosted a cultural event featuring various performers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 2018....

Channeling Dissent

By Iris Kim and Betsy Lewis This year, the United States celebrates 50 years of bilateral ties with Bangladesh, which became an independent country in...

System Update

Staff members of the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy pose with Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center).The staff represents more than 60 Civil and Foreign Service officers, and the bureau plans to hire more than 50 employees in the coming year, April 4. Photo by Ron Przysucha
Staff members of the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy pose with Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center). The staff represents more than 60...

A Pet’s Journey

By Maureen Johnston and Sarah Genton Thousands of pets accompany U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas, which comes as no surprise to those who cherish their furry...

Team Readiness

Members of Marine Security Guard Detachment Karachi demonstrate a method of carrying an injured person without a stretcher during Karachi’s Emergency Preparedness Fair, Feb. 25. Photo by Narendar Kumar
Members of Marine Security Guard Detachment Karachi demonstrate a method of carrying an injured person without a stretcher during Karachi’s Emergency Preparedness Fair, Feb....

Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

By Sarah Schornstein   The Under Secretariat for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, known colloquially as the E family, includes three bureaus and four offices,...

Proactive Professionals

Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row, seated fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity drive in Temburong, Brunei, April 2022. The annual event helps distribute household necessities to families in need. Photo by Sarina Yasmin Mueller
Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row kneeling, fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity...

Expanding Opportunities

By Naomi Walcott Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETOs) are direct-hire Civil and Foreign Service employees teleworking for domestic offices while accompanying a spouse overseas on...