Inside the U.S. Government

Inside the Foreign Policy Machine

From 1998 to 2001, Bob was editor of the Foreign Service Journal. Building on that knowledge base, Bob has written extensively on the inner workings of the U.S. foreign policy agencies.



Gay Partners and Family Policy

The Foreign Service has been slow to adjust to officers with gay partners and other nontraditional families. But this becomes a vital question when officers go overseas.  Read "Members of Household: Not Quite Family at State," which ran in the June 2004 Foreign Service Journal.



Class Struggle in the Foreign Service

The Foreign Service -- the foot soldiers of U.S. foreign policy -- is troubled by a class divide, between officers (professionals) and specialists (workers).    See how this plays out in "A Touch of Class: The World of Foreign Service Specialists," which ran in the Foreign Service Journal in 2003.