A “Weak” America is Making Asia Uneasy

By Ernest Bower & Derwin Pereira Chinese actions in maritime Asia are raising questions about American willingness and ability to act decisively in the region. That ambiguity is bad news for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),…

The Leaderboard: Nay Phone Latt

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Who is he? Nay Phone Latt is a Myanmar poet, blogger, and activist best known for his role in helping bring the 2007 monk-led Saffron Revolution and subsequent government crackdown to international attention. In 2008, he was arrested and sentenced…

President Park Geun-hye’s Dresden Declaration

By Ellen Kim   President Park Geun-hye made an official visit to Germany from March 25-28 and unveiled her government’s vision of Korean unification. This was the first official stage where she laid out a concrete roadmap of her unification…

The Leaderboard: Arun Jaitley

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Who is he? Mr. Arun Jaitley is one of the most senior leaders of the opposition party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of parliament) in India. If the BJP comes to power following the current…

The Leaderboard: Hwang Joon-kook

Who is he? Hwang Joon-kook is the new Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs for the Republic of Korea (ROK), serving as South Korea’s top delegate for the Six-Party Talks. Prior to this position, Ambassador Hwang served…