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Contents Illustrations ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii Part I The Institution 1. What Is the Foreign Service? 3 2. History 10 3. The Foreign Service Today 39 Part II The Profession 4. Form and Content 63 5. The Foreign Service at War 93 6. Politics and Professionalism 118 Part III The Career 7. Stability and Change 163 8. Foreign Service Functions—Five Tracks 187 9. Assignments and Promotions 207 Part IV The Future Foreign Service 10. Tomorrow’s Diplomats 225 Appendices A. Department of State Organization Chart 237 B. Foreign Service Core Precepts 240 C. Interviews 241 D. Websites and Blogs 244 Notes 247 Glossary 271 Bibliography 279 Index 289 About the Authors 303 This page intentionally left blank ...


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