The Leaderboard: Robert Holleyman

Who is he? Robert Holleyman is currently the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cloud4Growth, a cloud technology development company. He previously headed the Washington -based lobby group Business Software Alliance for 23 years. He has worked as senior counsel…

Thailand’s Interim Charter: The Future is Now

By Zachary Abuza King Bhumipol Ayulyadej on July 22 endorsed the interim charter submitted by National Commission on Peace and Order (NCPO) chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha. The terse interim charter has come under significant fire for allowing the junta to…

The Leaderboard: Stefan Selig

Who is he? Stefan Selig is the current undersecretary of commerce for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to this position, Selig served as a senior executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Why has he been…

New Wave of China’s Multilateral Diplomacy

By Haibin Niu & Nicole White President Xi Jinping’s recently concluded trip to Latin America signals a new wave of China’s multilateral diplomacy. Building on previous leaders’ regional initiatives such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Forum on…

Video: India’s Arc of Industry

The election of Narendra Modi as India’s 15th prime minister may usher in a new era of economic development. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are poised to control the majority of India’s population and economic centers of…

Laos: Investment Potential and Economic Challenges

By Jonathan McGrain The accession of Laos to the World Trade Organization last year was the latest in a series of milestones in the country’s global economic integration, stretching back to the launching of economic reforms by the ruling Lao…

The Leaderboard: Liow Tiong Lai

Who is he? Liow Tiong Lai is president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), the main ethnic Chinese party within Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Liow previously served as minister of health from March 2008 to May 2013. Why…

High Stakes Hang in Najib’s Reform Agenda

By Nigel Cory Prime Minister Najib Razak deserves credit for his perseverance in pursuing an often difficult political, economic, and social reform agenda, notwithstanding the daunting task of helping Malaysia cope with the loss of its second passenger plane in…