In the 21st century, the relatively small U.S. citizen workforce of the Foreign Service must cover duties ranging from the traditional promotion of foreign and economic policies, treaty negotiation, crisis prevention and management, and protection of American citizens to a growing roster of responsibilities on counterterrorism, counternarcotics, border security, migration and refugees, climate and science cooperation, and post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. This study by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Stimson Center considers ways and means to ensure that the right people with the right skills and education are available for the complex requirements of the new century.
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