The Leaderboard: Ramon Lopez

  Who is he? Ramon Lopez most recently served as the executive director of Go Negosyo, a Philippine entrepreneurship advocacy group, and as vice president and corporate planning head of RFM Corporation, a food and beverage company. He previously worked…

The Leaderboard: Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, (third from left), shown here during her time as U.S. consul general in Belfast. Source: U.S. Embassy London's flickr photostream, U.S. Government Work.

Who is she? Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir is a U.S. diplomat who served as executive assistant to the under secretary of state for political affairs from 2011 to 2015. She served as the U.S consul general in Belfast from 2009 to…

What Brexit Means for ASEAN

By Rui Hao Puah — What does the United Kingdom (UK) vote to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23 mean for ASEAN, a regional grouping that has been often compared to the EU? How will Brexit reverberate economically…

Update on India’s States: June 22, 2016

Karnataka and Goa join power bailout UDAY scheme, Gujarat introduces local content rules for government purchasing, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan travels to China, Rajasthan to tax e-commerce purchases when the goods come from out of state, Telangana…

The Leaderboard: Delfin Lorenzana

Who is he? Retired Major General Delfin Lorenzana has served as presidential representative and head of the Office of Veterans Affairs at the Philippine Embassy in Washington since 2013. He previously held the same position under then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo…

The Leaderboard: Rena Bitter

Who is she? Rena Bitter is the consul general at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a position that she has held for three years. Prior to this position, she served as the director of the…

The Leaderboard: Perfecto Yasay

Who is he? Perfecto Yasay Jr. is a lawyer who has practiced in both the Philippines and the United States, and most recently taught at the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. He ran for vice president…

Update on India’s States: June 15, 2016

ADB approves $100 million loan to Tamil Nadu for irrigation management, Karnataka to allow women to work at night, Delhi introduces new solar energy policy, Uber to have fare caps and no surge pricing to continue services in Karnataka, Maharashtra…

More Power to Jaya, But More Power to Tamil Nadu?

By Sundar Ramanujam — When Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party (AIADMK) won the 2016 Assembly Elections last month, she broke a 32-year pattern of anti-incumbency. While her successful re-election brings good news for…