Equal Opportunity

By Erica Hall and Krish Das Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, parts of Articles 1 and 2 state,...

Her Diplomacy

By Nancy E. Zinn, Ph.D., and Eric D. Duyck Following the successful opening of its preview exhibit “Diplomacy Is Our Mission” in 2019, curatorial staff...

Preserving History

Opening photo: A close-up photo of one of the two 300-year-old monumental plane trees. Photo by Alessandro Corradini By Dennis E. Nice Embassy Rome garners a...

We Are One Team

Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten
Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten By John Berry and Hannah Radner   In late 2018, Foreign Service...

Diplomatic Security’s Best Friend

Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy Kabul, October 2020. State Department photo
Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy Kabul, October 2020....

Warrior for Peace

Former President Ronald Reagan talks with then-Ambassador to South Africa Edward J. Perkins at the White House, May 1987. Seated at right are Secretary of State George Shultz, U.S. National Security Adviser Frank Carlucci, and, at far right, National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Hank Cohen. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal
By Stacy D. Williams Edward J. Perkins on patrol in Korea, 1947. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal The foreign affairs community lost one of...

Stronger Together

By Alison Dilworth “Majlis” is an Arabic term meaning council. It has been used to describe various special gatherings among common interest groups for administrative,...

Meeting This Moment

From left (on motorcycles): Economic-Commercial Officer Jonathan Scott, Ambassador Peter Vrooman, and USAID’s Economic Growth Office Director Amy Beeler at Ampersand’s e-motorbike location. Ampersand, a U.S. firm and the recipient of a USAID Development Innovation Ventures Fund grant, hopes to attract investors and expand sales to local taxi drivers, who have traditionally used gas-fueled bikes. Photo by Josh Whale
By Pamela Phan and Patrick Kirwan In his first speech on foreign policy, delivered from the majestic Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State,...

Reality Remix

By Alice Chang and Amanda Solomon During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) were sitting at their dining...

A New Normal

The author’s children pose for portrait in their backyard, March, 24, 2020, during their second week of virtual school.
By Isaac D. Pacheco