American Diplomacy

Foreign Service
Summer 2018


Joining the Foreign Service

Over the years, some of our contirubutors have shared the story of how they joined the Foreign Service, and their early assignments.

Tell Me, Miss… by Elizabeth Krijgsman

Just Part of the Job by J. Edgar Williams

The Token Hillbilly by J. R. Bullington

Then, Now, and In-between by Renee Earle

The Fateful Voyage of the Albatross by Roy M. Melbourne

More stories from early foreign service experiences

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Diplomats Who Are Authors

BookCoverfrom Peace Works by Rick Barton

The doctor wanted to save lives, but not this way. Only in his mid-30s, the Syrian's sensitive face bore the fatigue, sadness, and worries of war. He saw little reason for hope. Tears streamed down his cheeks as he spoke of his inability to take care of the children. "I cannot even find the simplest medicine. Illnesses that I could once treat within minutes are now a chronic problem."

Winds of Change
Chapter 6 of The Atlanticists:
A Story of American Diplomacy

by Ken Weisbrode

…by the time he was "drafted" to the presidency, Dwight Eisenhower was far more surefooted than Harry Truman ever could have hoped to be in 1945. He was also a good deal more devious. In crafting his so-called hidden hand presidency, Eisenhower almost always let others take the credit, and the blame, for the administration's actions. The histrionic Dulles was practically typecast for the part of foreign policy guru; yet there is little sign that he ever let himself forget who was in charge. This put the State Department in an odd position. The bureaus were consulted far less than they had been under Acheson; often they claimed to be embarrassed by Dulles's speeches and his obsequiousness toward members of Congress. Their interactions with the hatchet men of the front office—hired to appease Senator McCarthy and his backers—were unpleasant, to put it mildly. Yet with regard to Europe, the advent of Dulles did not present an altogether unhappy prospect.

2017 Into the Dark Soil from She Receives the Night
by Robert Earle

2017 Warm Beer and Green Wine from Behind the 7th Veil
by Barry Fulton

2017 Two Pumps for the Body Man, Chapter 11
by B.A.

2015 Chapter 17: At Sea
by Bruce Byers

2014 After Apple Picking/
by Robert Earle

2014 Cacao cum Cocoa
by Mark Wentling

2014 The American Mission
by Matthew Palmer

2014 Flame
by Barry Fulton

2013 Cosa Buena
by Robert Earle

2013 Farishta
by Patricia McArdle

2013 Savarona
by J. Patrick

2013 The Ambassador to Everland
by Howard Cincottta

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Eyewitness: Foreign Service Stories

James and the Moscow Goons
by Peter Bridges

Of course the KGB was not supposed to touch foreign diplomats, given our diplomatic immunity. Still they did so, on occasion. Two of our military attachés visited Odessa and woke up in their hotel room late in the morning, realizing that they had been gassed and their belongings had been ransacked. Sometime after I left Moscow we opened a consulate general in what was then Leningrad. Early one morning our consul general went out on his usual run, and was joined by two hefty fellow runners who jogged alongside him for a bit and then knocked him into a wall, fracturing his shoulder. The consul general was Jewish. This was the KGB's delicate way of warning us to stop looking into the plight of Soviet Jews.

Tell Me, Miss…
by Elizabeth Krijgsman

…I sulked for a while. Then I realized that becoming a Foreign Service Officer might have even more of what I was looking for in a career: I would travel less, but I would live in beautiful foreign capitals. I would be important and respected. The pay would be better. There would be better opportunities for advancement. I would have a diplomatic passport, and a car with diplomatic plates.

From the National Archives
"We Found Ourselves Living in the Midst of a Battlefield"
The Experiences of the U.S. Consulate General in Warsaw on the Outbreak of World War II September 1939
by David A. Langbart

…Commencing with September 1st, the city was subjected to daily bombings from the air. At first these were confined to bridges, railway freight yards, factories and similar objectives. Later, however, various parts of the city were subjected to air attacks and it was difficult to determine exactly what objectives were being sought. The air raiding became steadily more intense and the raids were so numerous that all count was lost of them. On some days there were as many as nine raids, some seemingly made by 60 or 70 planes. On the roof of the chancery were painted two large American flags and a large bunting flag was also placed there and, whether for this or some other reason only one air bomb fell close to it, and this fortunately did not explode. One air bomb also fell in the garden of the Ambassador's residence, but this likewise did not explode. Commencing about September 9th, the city was subjected to a much more nerve-wracking and serious danger in the form of shelling by field guns of varying sizes. Several shells exploded in the rooms of the Consulate General, doing very serious damage, and the building was struck in many other places. The building immediately south of the chancery, and which physically touched it, was directly struck by five shells, fragments of which hit the chancery in many places and the concussion of which shattered all of the glass in the front part of the chancery building.

Cold War Humor, 1953 by David Langbart

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Dealing With the International Aspects of the Demise of SKYLAB, Part I by David Langbart


Foreign Service Accounts from the Oral History Archives (ADST.ORG)
In this issue, we present another installment of U.S. international development stories.

The Economic Cooperation Act, better known as the Marshall Plan, was signed into law on April 3, 1948, 70 years ago. The act resulted from close cooperation between the Democratic Truman Administration and the Republican-led Congress. Under the Marshall Plan, between 1948 and 1951, the United States provided $13.3 billion ($150 billion in 2017 dollars) in assistance to 16 European countries. Follow the accounts of U.S. diplomats Jacob J. Kaplan, Thomas Wilson, Herman Kleine, William Parks, John Gunther Dean, and Everett Bellows, who worked to carry it out.

John Gunther Dean: "We Were Building a New World."


Carol A Peasley
Peasley recounts USAID's early work in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union to build a market economy and new civil society, including with Vladimir Putin, Yegor Gaidar, and Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Interview covers: Moving with a military family; University of California, Santa Barbara; Sussex University in Britain; Nepal; Latin America; Thailand; Africa; Russia; interagency cooperation; women in the Foreign Service
"… he (Ambassador James Collins after Vladimir Putin's first inauguration in 2000) also added that no one knew how Russia’s political transition would turn out, but he was confident that Russia could never be closed down and isolated as it had been during the Soviet period. Russian people had already been exposed to much to the rest of the world; it could never be closed down again. I try to remember that when I look at the Russia of today."



William Stacey Rhodes
Interview covers: Occidental College, Johns Hopkins, long-term training: Terry Sanford School Duke University, Central America, Haiti, Morocco, Nepal, South Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Peace Corps
"Finally, to get into the morality—or even 'metaphysics'—of it all, for just a final minute; Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was yesterday. He gave many great speeches, but in one he says—if I can paraphrase it—something like, "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice." But he and others have pointed out that it doesn't bend by itself. …It only bends from people who go out 'into the arena', and actually fight for what they believe is right. People have to bend it! We have had the chance to do that in our own American way, and to help those in poorer and tougher places to make great strides for themselves and their countrymen."

Julius E. Coles
Interview covers: Morehead College, Princeton, Peace Corps, Vietnam, Morocco, Liberia, Nepal, Swaziland, Senegal, Howard University Ralph Bunche Center, Africare
"Yes I think there is what they call donor fatigue in some countries, in some parts of the world. I think given the problems and the magnitude of the problems in the African continent, [and that is] to say that you have donor fatigue is to give up on 800 million people. I don't think the world can do that."


Previous items

Carol A. Peasley   ADST 4/2018
James and the Moscow Goons   Bridges, Peter 4/2018
Tell Me, Miss   Krijgsman, Elizabeth 4/2018
The Economic Cooperation Act   ADST 4/2018
We Found Ourselves Living in the Midst of a Battlefield: The Experiences of the U.S. Consulate General in Warsaw on the Outbreak of World War II September 1939   Langbart, David A. 4/2018
Winds of Change   Weisbrode, Ken 2/2018
Eyewitness: John D. Negroponte   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 12/2017
Into the Dark Soil from She Receives the Night   Earle, Robert 12/2017
Moment of Truth: Ch 17 of Cotton Fields to Summits   Kennedy, George 12/2017
Unlce Sam, Matchmaker   East, B.A. 12/2017
Warm Beer and Green Wine from Behind the 7th Veil   Fulton, Barry 12/2017
Angola - an ambassador's daily diary   Pinto da France, Antonio 10/2017
Eyewitness: John Whitehead   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 10/2017
Eyewitness: John Gunther Dean   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 6/2017
Eyewitness: Marc Grossman   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 6/2017
Eyewitness: Stephen F. Dachi   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 6/2017
Hipster Hamburger Heaven   Dorschner, Jon P. 6/2017
John Lothrop Motley: The Fall from Grace   Sommers, William 6/2017
Skegness is So Bracing   Baker, Robert 6/2017
Two Pumps for the Body Man, Chapter 11   East, B.A. 6/2017
Applying Diplomacy   Harrop, William C. 3/2017
Cuban Missiles and Operation Dragon Rouge   Baker, Robert 3/2017
Eyewitness: Paul Jerry Bremer   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 3/2017
John Lothrop Motley: The Witty US Minister to Vienna   Sommers, William 3/2017
Presenting Credentials in Tonga   Hall, Vance and Julia 3/2017
A US Citizen by Surprise   Kunsman, June 1/2017
Dead Cow Road - Life on the Front Lines of an International Crisis   Wentling, Mark 1/2017
Eyewitness: Amb. Avis Thayer Bohlen   Foreign Affairs Oral History Project 1/2017
How the Presidential Transition Process Works   Cotter, Michael W. 1/2017
Moon Rocks at Home   Baker, Robert 1/2017
Reflections on Vietnam   Keiswetter, Allen 1/2017
Reminiscences of life under communism: Soviet Show trials   Brown, John 1/2017
Runs, Hikes, and Cops in Bohemia   Bridges, Peter 1/2017
Warrior Diplomat: Vietnam, 1965-70   Bullington, J.R. 1/2017
Vienna Snow and Soviet Meltdown   Baker, Robert 11/2016
Basketball In Mali 'Red' Verderame   Baker, Robert 9/2016
Angola Terrorist Report   Baker, Robert 5/2016
Communist Secret Police Uncloak the Love of a Lifetime   Nagy, Ernest 4/2016
Getting Sick in Africa   Baker, Robert 4/2016
Uganda and triggered observations   Baker, Robert 3/2016
Gloria Irene (Wasielewski) Kreisher: English Language Teaching Officer Extraordinaire and the English Teaching Officer Profession at the Department of State   Gosende, Robert 2/2016
Pushing Cookies at the Coal Face   Baker, Robert 2/2016
Valentine's Day Murder of U.S. Ambassador   Byers, Bruce 2/2016
Call Me Nino   Baker, Robert 1/2016
Final Tribute to 'My' Ambassadors   Wentling, Mark 1/2016
Old Times on the Soviet Desk   Bridges, Peter 1/2016
Tijuana: First Assignment -The Good, the Bad, the Bizarre   Smith, Keith C. 1/2016
A Most Unusual Christmas Feast   Cotter, Michael W. 12/2015
Christmas Action at the Vatican   Creagan, James F. 12/2015
Christmas Card to Budapest Leads to Vista of Consummate Evil   Sommers, William 12/2015
London Christmas Staff Party   Baker, Robert 12/2015
A Meander through the Foreign Service Life Archive   Clare, Gwen 11/2015
Early Days at London Embassy   Baker, Robert 11/2015
The Wedding Gifts   Rosenthal, James 11/2015
1930s American Films at Embassy London   Baker, Robert 10/2015
Max Kampelman: Arms Control in Sydney   Baker, Robert 9/2015
Religious Liberty, not Religious Tolerance   Bishop, Donald M. 6/2015
Yum Yums Across the Seas   Baker, Robert 5/2015
About My Husband and the General, part two   Barnes, Betsey 4/2015
About My Husband and the General, part one   Barnes, Betsey 3/2015
Basketball In Mali   Baker, Robert 2/2015
Darwin An Aussie Shangri-La   Baker, Robert 1/2015
After Apple Picking   Earle, Robert 11/2014
Oriental Despotism   Vincent, John 11/2014
Show Me Your Ear! The Berlin Wall   Baker, Robert 11/2014
A Disappearance (1977)   Lesser, Larry 10/2014
Bamako Space Show   Baker, Robert 10/2014
Vienna Snow   Baker, Robert 10/2014
Charles W. Yost: The Emergence of a Diplomat   Yost, Felicity O. 9/2014
The American Mission   Palmer, Matthew 9/2014
The Edge of the Sahara   Baker, Robert 6/2014
Darkest Nigeria   Baker, Robert 5/2014
Coming home: different Popes for different times   Virden, Dick 4/2014
First Foreign Service Post Abroad   Baker, Robert 3/2014
Helsinki and Human Rights   Richmond, Yale 2/2014
Marry an Asian Woman   Lesser, Larry 2/2014
My last years in Africa   Baker, Robert 2/2014
Public Diplomacy with a high powered take-off   Kennedy, George 11/2013
Poor Albania After Communism   Baker, Robert 10/2013
Scenes from a revolution: Romania after the fall   Virden, Dick 10/2013
The Deadliest Attack Ever   Reid, John 10/2013
If You Like Cats   Richmond, Yale 9/2013
Vaccinating Mali: Posters, Pamphlets, One Slave, One Vampire Bat   Baker, Robert 4/2013
Remembering Van Cliburn: Despatch From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State Moscow, July 18, 1960.   Tuch, Hans N. 3/2013
Diplomats in the Field   Creagan, James F. 2/2013
In the Line of FireAmerican Diplomacy in a Dangerous World   Dorschner, Jon P. 2/2013
Saba-Saba and the Fourth of July - Celebrating Independence   Clark, Andrew A. 1/2013
The Junior Wells Chicago BLues Band in Bamako, Mali   Baker, Robert 1/2013
2033   Earle, Robert 12/2012
Polarized State   Arnett, David L. 12/2012
The Ageless Baba   Dorschner, Jon P. 12/2012
A New FSO During President Kennedy's Final Year: A Diplomat's Perspective   Riggio, Louis V. 10/2012
Blackguards in Uganda   Baker, Robert 10/2012
The Stumble Stones of Oslo: Memorials to Norway’s Holocaust Victims   Smith, Nina Bramabani 10/2012
KGB or FSB?   Richmond, Yale 9/2012
Thai Memoir: Firsthand Observations on Countering Insurgencies: Lessons for Today?   Virden, Dick 9/2012
The Philadelphia Orchestra's 1973 China Tour   Tenny, Frank 9/2012
Breakdown on the Road to Damascus:One Indelible Memory of Syria   Liske, Patricia Ann 6/2012
Saul Bellow in Poland   Richmond, Yale 6/2012
God Save the Queen   Baker, Robert 5/2012
Everything Comes to Russia Late   Richmond, Yale 4/2012
Helen Hayes' Grouch Bag   Baker, Robert 3/2012
Invasion of Czechoslovakia   Richmond, Yale 2/2012
Reflections: Teaching Adventures in Cambodia, Taiwan, and Japan   Jue, Florence 2/2012
Reluctantly Remembering Somalia   Wentling, Mark 1/2012
A Christmas Tale of Swans and Trains, of a President, Kings and Queens   Baker, Robert 12/2011
Nation Building in Laos   Richmond, Yale 12/2011
Reluctantly Remembering Somalia, Pt 2   Wentling, Mark 12/2011
Reluctantly Remembering Somalia, Pt 1   Wentling, Mark 11/2011
Tale of Two Georges   Richmond, Yale 11/2011
Two Hundred Years of American Painting: the Nuts and Bolts of mounting a Major Bicentennial Celebration in Germany   Baker, Robert 10/2011
Circus Attach_ in Moscow   Richmond, Yale 9/2011
The Day I Owned the King Tut Exhibit   Homan, Tom 6/2011
Warsaw - My Best Post   Richmond, Yale 6/2011
Public Diplomacy Began in Germany   Richmond, Yale 5/2011
Showdown at the U. S. Embassy   Handley, John 5/2011
Letter from Guinea-Bissau, 1980   Marks, Edward 5/2011
Letter from Guinea-Bissau, 1979   Marks, Edward 5/2011
Serving in State   Richmond, Yale 5/2011
Letter from Guinea-Bissau, 1978   Marks, Edward 4/2011
Blue Danube Leaks   Richmond, Yale 4/2011
Brcko: Art as a Commitment to Peace   Sommers, William 4/2011
Letter from Praia, 1979   Marks, Edward 3/2011
How the Hamburger Came to Moscow   Richmond, Yale 2/2011
Letter from Praia, 1978   Marks, Edward 2/2011
Copyright or Wrong   Richmond, Yale 2/2011
National Treasure: Salvaging USIA's Historical Legacy   DiPasquale, Domenick 2/2011
The Rock   Williams, J. Edgar 2/2011
Voice of America: Origins and Recollections II   Roberts, Walter R. 1/2011
Richard Holbrooke's Public Diplomacy   Brown, John H. 1/2011
Nixon in Warsaw   Richmond, Yale 11/2010
The Romeros   Dawson, Richard S, Jr. 11/2010
Moscow's Man in the Street   Richmond, Yale 10/2010
My Life as a Russian Diplomat in Africa   Kokorev, Vladimir 10/2010
How Public Diplomacy Brought The Wall Street Journal To Poland   Richmond, Yale 9/2010
Letter from Lubumbashi   Marks, Edward 9/2010
Avenue Gabriel   Moon, Bart 9/2010
Letter from Colombo 1986   Marks, Edward 9/2010
Timidity and Diplomacy   Precht, Henry 9/2010
Hard Times for the Africa Bureau 1974-1976   Easum, Donals 7/2010
Pre-Foreign Service Life   Williams, J. Edgar 6/2010
The Foreign Service In Crisis Mode, and Undergoing Reform   Cotter, Michael W. 5/2010
My Hungarian Vista   Sommers, William 4/2010
Secret Mission   Lesser, Larry 3/2010
Montevideo   Williams, J. Edgar 2/2010
All Quiet on the Western Front   Williams, J. Edgar 2/2010
In the National Interest   Lesser, Larry 2/2010
When the KGB Tried to Recruit Me   Williams, J. Edgar 1/2010
Auyantepui   Moon, Bart 12/2009
How Public Diplomacy Worked in Progress   Tuch, Hans N. 12/2009
Voice of America: Origins and Recollection   Roberts, Walter R. 10/2009
Remembering Saisith   Sommers, William 7/2009
State Department Town Hall Meeting on Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review   transcript 7/2009
Diplomatic DX: A Foreign Service Officer's Ham Radio Memoir   Bullington, J.R. 7/2009
Secretary Clinton at Foreign Affairs Day   Transcript 5/2009
Living with Terrorism in Buenos Aires, 1970-75   Williams, J. Edgar 4/2009
AFSA Meeting with Secretary Clinton   AFSA 4/2009
Maris Girgis ant the Copts of Egypt   Sommers, William 4/2009
Island Hoppin OAP's   Bergesen, Bobbie 3/2009
Boy from Mizda   Russell, Kirsten 3/2009
Town Hall Meeting with Secretary Clinton   Transcript 3/2009
Hillary Clinton's Diplomatic Travels as First Lady: Excerpts from Oral History Interviews   ADST 1/2009
Old Bombay and the Mumbai Massacres   Byers, Bruce 1/2009
Kremlin-Watching in Togo   Morris, Kelly J. 8/2008
Three Kings and Two Queens   Williams, J. Edgar 8/2008
Experiences of Tuy-Cam in Hue   Bullington, J.R. 7/2008
Memorable Figures Encountered Along the Way   Mattox, Henry E. 7/2008
Then, Now, and In-between   Earle, Renee 5/2008
Sixty Years of Studying Malaya/Malaysia   Palmer, Ronald D. 3/2008
Waiting for Rain: Journal of a Former Peace Corps Volunteer's Return to Niger   Kelley, Tom 3/2008
Foiling an Assasination Plot in Togo   Palmer, Ronald D. 2/2008
A Democracy-Building Success Story: U.S. Assistance to the Philippines after Marcos   La Porta, Al 1/2008
Reminiscences from Gaza 1981-1985   McAndrew, J. Thomas 9/2007
Three Years Before the Mast   Marks, Edward 4/2007
Foreign Service Life   Editor 3/2007
Termites in the Lampshades   Moon, Calista 2/2007
Donn Piatt: Diplomat and Gadfly   Bridges, Peter 2/2007
Interview with John Brown   Lapeyrouse, Stephen 1/2007
What a Difference a Decade Makes   Bradberry, Daivd A. 9/2006
Saved, Paradoxically, By Being Shot At   Bradberry, David A. 7/2006
Becoming a Writer: A Foreign Service Background   Ruge, Helga 7/2006
Elections in the Hinterlands   Teal, Christopher 6/2006
Dining with Great Uncle Fulano And Other Curious Events   Moon, Bart 6/2006
Musings on the Theme -- The World Is a Small Place   Fritz, Carl R. 6/2006
Lady Astor & Me   Dale, William N. 5/2006
We Even Got Paid!   Burns, David 5/2006
Why I Turned That Page   Bradberry, David 5/2006
Destination: Cambodia   Jue, Stanton 3/2006
How I Became Interested in a Career in Diplomacy: It Was Willy Nilly   Riedel, Bobbie Bergesen 3/2006
Jeddah and the 1991 Gulf War   O'Barr-Breedlove, Ann Gaylia 3/2006
Letter from Niger: February 2006   Bullington, J. R. 2/2006
The Mystery of the Hidden Files   Krhounek, Kimberly 1/2006
One's Duty to Earn One's Rights   Ernst, Roger 1/2006
Our Journey to Laos   Sher, Betty 1/2006
Once Upon a Time in the Land of the South Slavs   Iossi, Milton L. 1/2006
Manhattan to Vientiane   Sheinbaum, Gilbert H. 12/2005
Before the Afghan War   Coon, Jane Abell 12/2005
Letter from Niger: December 2005   Bullington, J. R. 12/2005
A Round-About Path to a Career in Foreign Aid   Fritz, Carl R. 12/2005
Kabul: Recollections Thirty-nine years later   Hornblow, Michael 11/2005
One Man's Foreign Service Career   McCusker, Paul D. 10/2005
Behind the Rhetoric   Rhynhold, Jonathan 10/2005
Just Part of the Job   Williams, J. Edgar 10/2005
Torrential Rainstorms in Sri Lanka, 1957   Fritz, Carl R. 10/2005
We'll Always Have Paris   Mattox, Henry E. 10/2005
From Toy Soldiers to Vietnam   Strasser, Daniel 8/2005
From Toy Soldiers to Vietnam   Strasser, Daniel 8/2005
Joining: Anthropology or the Foreign Service   Coon, Carlton S. 8/2005
Joining: From Soldier to Diplomat   Iossi, Martin 8/2005
Joining: India Called and I Tried to Answer   Schoonover, Richard 8/2005
Joining: It All Started with the Peace Corps   Schoonover, Brenda Brown 8/2005
Joining:Doing as Little Mischief as Possible   Brown, John 8/2005
Plus Ca Change   Cotter, Michael W. 8/2005
Letter from Niger: September 2005   Bullington, J. R. 8/2005
Joining: Out of Science   Jones, David T. 8/2005
Joining: Promise Fulfilled   Palmer, Ronald D. 8/2005
Joining: Real hardship Post   Williams, J. Edgar 8/2005
Joining: Token Hillbilly   Bullington, J. R. 8/2005
Joining: Unrecognized Revolution   Harper, Edward 8/2005
Letter from Niger: June 2005   Bullington, J. R. 6/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Areitti, Michael 5/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Bloch, Daivd 5/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Harrop, William C. 5/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Hornblow, Michael 5/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Mattox, Henry E. 5/2005
Joining the Foreign Service   Melbourne, Roy M. 5/2005
Embalming History   Angell. James B. 5/2005
Lost in Traffic   Barry, David F. 5/2005
George Kennan: A Personal Appreciation   Iossi, Milton 4/2005
Letter from Niger: March 2005   Bullington, J. R. 3/2005
Diplomat's Progress   Assoc. Ed. 1/2005
Letters from the Front   Crow, Trampes P. 7/2004
Letters from the Front   Varhola, Christopher 6/2004
Letters from the Front   Crow, Trampers C. 6/2004
Haiti and the Mystery of Voodoo   Bergesen, Bobbie 4/2004
AID Education Efforts in East Africa, 1963-66: A Personal Memoir   Fritz, Carl R. 4/2004
Letter from Niger: April 2004   Bullington, J. R. 4/2004
American Deterrence in the Taiwan Straits   Lavere, Rick 3/2004
Frontstadt Berlin: Travel Notes From the Cold War   Heichler, Lucian 2/2004
Huaraz   Teal, Christopher 1/2004
Letter from Niger: January 2004   Bullington, J. R. 1/2004
The Flood in Lisbon   Bergesen, Bobbie 12/2003
My Dependent Wife   Heichler, Lucian 12/2003
Living with Terror   Rubenstein, Irwin 11/2003
Letter from Niger, May 2003   Bullington, J. R. 10/2003
Yes, An Interesting Life   Rubenstein, Estelle 9/2003
A Peaceful Sunday in Guanajuato   St. John, John J. 8/2003
La diplomacia en las crises   Sanz, Luis Santiago 8/2003
Letter from Niger, May 2003   Bullington, J. R. 6/2003
Crises and Evacuations: A Curious Definition of Hardship   Connor, Julie Gianelloni 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: Adversity Brings People Together   Chidester, Judy 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: Evacuating Nha Trang   Adamson, David 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: Evacuation from Sanaa, Yemen   Stewart, Bill 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: It's a Small World   Anderson, Pam 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: Personal Stories   Various 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: Starting Off with a Bang   Seals, Kyla J. 4/2003
Crises and Evacuations: We're Number One   Flam, Eli 4/2003
Letter from Niger, February 2003   Bullington, J. R. 4/2003
Return to Vienna   Bergesen, Bobbie 4/2003
Via delle Montagne Rocciose   Heichler, Lucian 4/2003
A Witch of a Cook   Tabler-Stone, Melinda 1/2003
A Worm's Eye View of the High and Mighty   Dale, William N. 1/2003
Assignment Guatemala, 1968: An Early Encounter With Terrorism   Ruge, Helga 1/2003
Vignettes from a Tour in Albania   Weech, William 1/2003
Little Red Schoolhouse   Reuckert, Evelyn D. 12/2002
Letter from Niger: November 2002   Bullington, J.R. 12/2002
Marriage 1961 Style   Nixon, Jack L. 10/2002
We Once Lived in Russia   Matthewman, Robin 10/2002
Letter from an Unbalanced Woman   Nixon, Jack L. 10/2002
But What Do You Do?   Brown, John L. 9/2002
Letter from Niger: August 2002   Bullington, J.R. 8/2002
The American Bald Eagle   Heichler, Lucian 8/2002
The Imperfect Butler   Bergesen, Bobbie 8/2002
Bulgaria and the 1990 Gulf War Coalition   Handley, John M. 7/2002
Letter From Niger: June 2002   Bullington, J.R. 7/2002
On the Road to Kabul   King, Gordon 7/2002
The Brujas of Saipan   Bergesen, Bobbie 6/2002
The Riot: A Family Story   Benson, Pamela Cohelan 6/2002
Letter From Niger -- April 2002   Bullington, J. R. 4/2002
Babalu At Churi Dang   Bergesen, Bobbie 4/2002
Into Africa   Heichler, Lucian 3/2002
Serving in Zaire, 1982-1986   Lezin, Arthur S. 3/2002
Letter   Bullington, J. R. 2/2002
On the Bangledesh Rocket   Bergesen, Bobbie 2/2002
Mission to Mozambique   Arenales, Alfonso 2/2002
A Return to the Kremlin   Sommerlatte, Karl 1/2002
A Riot for Dinner   Bergesen, Bobbie 12/2001
Letter From Niger -- The War on Terrorism: The View From the Niger Front   Bullington, J. R. 12/2001
September 2001 Letter from Niger   Bullington, J. R. 10/2001
The Arm in the Right Uniform   Bergesen, Bobbie 8/2001
French with a Few Tears (Reprint)   Underhill, Francis 8/2001
Bullington on the Niger River: AIDS and Volunteer Mariage   Bullington, J. R. 8/2001
Unwitting Cannibals   Dale, William N. 7/2001
Letter from Niger: Fourth Installment   Bullington, J. R. 6/2001
Devil's Diplomat in Mid-West America, The   Sherman, Rick 3/2001
Letter from Niger: Christmas in Niamey   Bullington, J. R. 3/2001
Michael Jordan in North Korea, Revisited   Schmiel, Gene 3/2001
Letter from Niger: Peace Corps Adventures in the Sahara   Bullington, J. R. 12/2000
Troia Horse, The   Bergesen, Bobbie 12/2000
Letter from Niger: Initial impressions of Niger   Bullington, J. R. 8/2000
Unpleasant and Unpromising Captain Q, The   Sherman, Edric Rick 8/2000
Welcome to the Real Foreign Service   Cotter, Michael W. 8/2000
Moral Hazards- A Short Story   Linderman, Patricia 4/2000
On Lester (Mike) Pearson of Canada   Dale, William N. 4/2000
Secretary of State Kissinger and CSCE Negotiations: A Personal View   Stefan, Charles G. 4/2000
Doing the Wrong Thing for the Right Reason   Peck, Edward L. 2/2000
Istanbul Blues   Carlino, Ruby 2/2000
Medical Encounters in Cuba, Follow-Up Interview   Crigler, Frank; Linderman, Patricia 9/1999
Medical Encounters in Cuba, Late 1990's: Doctors for Dollars   Linderman, Patricia 9/1999
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) - le 14 avril 1972: Une Visite au Foyer Alice Garoute _ Cazeau   Nixon, Jack L. 9/1999
Beginning a Diplomatic Career: Embassy Panama, 1959-1961   Bridges, Peter 6/1999
Many Faces of Christmas   Underhill, Francis 6/1999
Spouses Underground Newsletter   Spouses Underground Newsletter 6/1999
Trip Back in Time, A   Midura, Kelly 6/1999
Humor in the Foreign Service: Not Necessarilry an Oxymoron   Schmiel, Gene 4/1999
Overland by Jeep to Kabul (... Long years ago)   Fritz, Carl R. 4/1999
Present at the Footnote: Excitement Around Here Last Week   Mattox, Henry E. 4/1999
Surviving Double Jeopardy   Huskey, James 4/1999
Ambassador Lodge Corrects the Record   Williams, J. Edgar 2/1999
Riding Free, Into and Out of Haiti: Foreign Service fiction   Nixon, Jack L. 2/1999
Five-can Casserole: Foreign Service recipe for social emergencies   Chidester, Judy 9/1998
Rockefellers Come to Call, The: Close Calls on Protocol in Malaysia   Underhill, Francis 9/1998
Columbus Discovers America   Williams, Ed 7/1998
On Board the Carrier   Schmiel, Kathryn 7/1998
Religion and Romance in Wartime Vietnam   Bullington, J.R. 7/1998
Glimpse of India, 1951-1956, A   Fritz, Carl R. 4/1998
Ms. Hearst, I presume?   Schmiel, Gene 4/1998
Safirka: Envoy to Somalia   Bridges, Peter 4/1998
Brassed Off at NDU   Underhill, Francis 1/1998
Sans Titre   Nixon, Jack L. 1/1998
Depends on How You Interpret It   Williams, Ed 10/1997
Purple Captain's Final Voyage, The   Schmiel, Gene 10/1997
Saigon Medical Care, 1959-1961   McIntyre, Donald, M.D. 10/1997
To Be or Not to Be-Retired?   Gordon, Charles S. 10/1997
1972 Dubious Achievement Awards for Embassy Port-au-Prince   Nixon, Jack L. 4/1997
Adventures in a Cairo souk   Mattox, Shelley 4/1997
My Time Isn't Always Your Time   Underhill, Francis 4/1997
Advice to a Fledgling Diplomat   Underhill, Francis 3/1997
Cold War Diplomatic Negotiations: A Personal Recollection   Williams, Ed 3/1997
Japan at War: Kobe and the Exchange   Melbourne, Roy M. 3/1997
Les Homosexuels du Foreign Service   Nixon, Jack L. 3/1997
Foreign Affairs Oral History Program, The   Kennedy, Charles Stuart 12/1996
French with a Few Tears   Underhill, Francis 12/1996
American Diplomatic Practice Redefined   Melbourne, Roy M. 9/1996
End of the Story, The   Williams, Ed 9/1996

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