The Leaderboard: Gerry Brownlee

Who is he? Gerry Brownlee is a lawmaker with New Zealand’s National Party, representing the Christchurch suburb of Ilam. He is the third-ranking member of Prime Minister John Key’s cabinet and his portfolio includes managing the government’s legislative agenda and…

World Media Reactions to Modi’s U.S. Visit

By Robert Poulson-Houser The following short multimedia presentation prepared by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair for U.S.-India Policy Studies highlights media reactions from around the world to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. The presentation is best viewed…

Opposition Maneuvers Represent Big Challenges for Jokowi

By Adelle Neary Many commentators assumed following Indonesia’s July 9 presidential election that members of defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto’s six-party “Red and White” coalition would not want to be locked out of government and would seek to realign themselves with…

The Leaderboard: Francis Jardeleza

Who is he? Francis Jardeleza is the newest associate justice of the Philippines’ 15-member Supreme Court. Before President Benigno Aquino appointed him on August 19, Jardeleza had served as the Philippines’ solicitor general since 2012. Jardeleza is a graduate of…

Hong Kong Protests: Three Possible Scenarios

By John Schaus Hong Kong has been gripped by protests since Friday, September 26. The protesters are demanding direct election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong – which Beijing has agreed to — beginning in 2017. The catch is…

Surge of Sedition Arrests Najib’s Reform Agenda

By Nigel Cory Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition on September 24 for statements he made at a political rally three years earlier. Shortly before, on September 19, a Malaysian court sentenced a student activist to a…