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By Tau Shanklin Roberts, Ian Arzeni and Razia Kimani The U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism requires the U.S. to broaden its range of partners...

Secure from Afar

By Elizabeth Winter

The Court Needs Her

Opening photo: The Deshi Ballers in action during The Deshi Ballers’ Third Annual “Choose to Challenge” tournament in celebration of the 2021 International Women’s...

Making History

A delegation from the UAE arrives in Israel to participate in the signing ceremony of four agreements relating to investment, scientific cooperation, civil aviation, and visa exemptions as part of the Abraham Accords, Oct. 20. Photo by Matty Stern
By Kristin Stewart, Karin Ehlert, and Latoya Belle The Abraham Accords—the recent peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel and...

Accessibility and Diplomacy

By Ron Tomasso, FAIA  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which celebrated its 30th anniversary in July, takes the most thorough look at the issues...

Bringing Americans Home

Embassy Officer Lorelei Snyder (left in vest) coordinates with Peruvian National Police officers to ensure appropriate screening procedures for U.S. passengers on repatriation flights at the Grupo Ocho Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao, March 25. Photo by Edward Sanchez
By Eric G. Falls

Paid Parental Leave

By Amanda J. Richard  In December 2019, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez announced the president’s signing...

Leading the Way

Members of the Transition Center team gather for an annual photo on the lawn of the Foreign Service Institute, 2019. As of March 2020, Director Ray Leki (center holding rake) leads the team with virtual meetings twice weekly via Zoom. Photo by Michael Mateos
Opening photo: Members of the Transition Center team gather for an annual photo on the lawn of the Foreign Service Institute, 2019. As of...

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....

Evacuation Support

Courtney Colbert from the Family Liaison Office discusses the life cycle of an evacuation during an evacuation and drawdown panel at the Foreign Service Institute, August 5. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.
By Wyokemia Joyner Evacuations from post are certainly not new to the Department of State. Since 1988, the Department has managed more than 350 evacuations...