December 23, 2018
Timothy Dodman*, Robert Gosende*: A Note for Secretary of State Pompeo
Secretary Pompeo should note from the December issue of The Foreign Service Journal [JB — see] that the largest employee group within the cabinet Department for which he is responsible is our more than 55,000-strong corps of Foreign Service National Employees. If he reads that December issue of the FSJ he will also learn that this key group of State employees provides the continuity and collective memory of our missions abroad and in many ways the backbone of our foreign policy mechanism around the world.
What is not specifically stated in the December issue is the fact that when the annual budget for the Department of State is not approved on time by the Congress and the President, this entire Foreign Service National Employee (FSN) Corps is automatically placed on leave without pay. Many of these essential employees occupy low-paying positions. None of these key employees earn high-pa..
Although most are happy about the increase in tourism, the video has been criticized as creating “Ghetto Tourism.” Ghetto Tourism is defined as a type of tourism where people will visit improvised or slum areas, to see how it is like on ”the other side.” Although criticized, Ghetto Tourism doesn’t really come with terrible results,Read more
Ashlea Halpern, afar.com, 2.11.2019
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Israel has one of the most active Digital Diplomacy units in the world. In a recent survey I conducted of 86 countries spanning the globe, Israel’s MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) was found to be the tenth most active MFA on twitter. It was also the fifth most popular MFA in the sample. YoramRead more
By Richard Feakes, Australia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan My day starts in the same way as any other Australian office worker — I reach for my suit, tie and shoes. Only in Afghanistan, I have to add another layer — heavy body armour. All officers working in Australia’s Embassy in Afghanistan need to think about security allRead more