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Letter from Niger, February 2003

April 2003

Waiting for War As the chances of war with Iraq have moved from high to certain (in the absence of an unlikely capitulation or internal overthrow of Saddam Hussein in the next couple of weeks—I’m writing this in early February), … Read more

Crises and Evacuations: Evacuation from Sanaa, Yemen

April 2003

Through the courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal , we are pleased to present seven personal reports of an unusual but not unknown side of life as a diplomat: the drama of being caught up in dangerous conflicts and experiencing … Read more

Crises and Evacuations: Evacuating Nha Trang

April 2003

Through the courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal , we are pleased to present seven personal reports of an unusual but not unknown side of life as a diplomat: the drama of being caught up in dangerous conflicts and experiencing … Read more

Return to Vienna

April 2003

The author was a U.S. Foreign Service spouse until the retirement in 1984 of her husband. Now residing in Florida, she has published a number of sketches of life abroad in this journal and in Florida Today, a weekly newspaper … Read more

Crises and Evacuations: Personal Stories

April 2003

Through the courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal , we are pleased to present seven personal reports of an unusual but not unknown side of life as a diplomat: the drama of being caught up in dangerous conflicts and experiencing … Read more

A Worm’s Eye View of the High and Mighty

January 2003

The author of the following account of one aspect of a diplomat’s life brings a distinguished thirty-year career to the telling. Ambassador Dale, president of this journal’s board of directors, had the good fortune, as will be seen, to interact … Read more

A Witch of a Cook

January 2003

The author recounts an unusual household problem encountered at one of her posts. Or perhaps it was not so terribly unusual for Foreign Service families living year after year abroad in various countries. Certainly she and her husband solved the … Read more

But What Do You Do?

September 2002

by John L. Brown Rarely does a publication such as ours have an opportunity to publish father and son in the same issue on generally the same topic. Further, it is mighty unusual that the two articles should be so … Read more

A Footnote to History: 1942

August 2002

How two young American vice consuls stole back from the Japanese Kempeitai a confidential U.S. diplomatic code seized on the outbreak of the Pacific War
by Niles W. Bond

The Imperfect Butler

August 2002

by Bobbie Bergesen Once again the author brings her perspective to bear as a Foreign Service spouse, recounting this time her “break-in” experiences at her and her husband’s first post—Rangoon. For other of Ms. Bergesen’s illuminating commentaries on official life … Read more