Foreign Service


Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy



Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
Featured article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy by Jeffrey Grieco In 2005, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) undertook a detailed program with over 24 civilian, counterpart, federal agencies entitled “Project Horizon.” Project Horizon, inspired by USAID Administrator Andrew… Read More

Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…



Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…
Featured article: Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann This article is designed to be an introduction to the interagency process and its application in the field for those unfamiliar with the subject. One great obstacle to understanding the interagency process is the tendency,… Read More

Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick S. Moon, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, visited the Leavenworth area 26-28 April where he shared his expertise as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series program. Ambassador Moon met with… Read More

Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper



Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper
Featured article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper by Edward Marks Foreign Affairs Ministers no longer hold a monopoly over foreign affairs, as the process of international relations now includes domestic agencies and important non-state actors as major participants. This process, beginning early in the 20th century, became more… Read More

Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy



Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy
Featured article: Defining Diplomacy by Edward Marks Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose. Few of us would claim that the U.S. government and the Department of State provides equivalent experience with any degree of seriousness or comprehensiveness. Our Foreign Service… Read More

Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate



Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate
Earlier this month Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, S. 2551. The act aims to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security,  by enhancing U.S. civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such… Read More