The Leaderboard: Gregorio Catapang

Who is he? Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr., 55, is the newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), replacing General Emmanuel Bautista who served for 18 months – the longest term of any chief…

The Leaderboard: Pham Quang Vinh

Who is he? Mr. Pham Quang Vinh is a veteran Vietnamese diplomat and currently deputy minister responsible for ASEAN in Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has led the Vietnamese delegation to ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meetings for the past seven…

The Leaderboard: Pung Chhiv Kek

Who is she? Pung Chhiv Kek, 71, is the founder and current president of the Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho). A medical doctor, she comes from a family of prominent public figures. Her father served…

The Leaderboard: U Ye Htut

Who is he? U Ye Htut was most recently spokesman of the president’s office and deputy minister of information of Myanmar. Formerly a lieutenant colonel in the army, Ye Htut has served in military commands along the Thai-Myanmar border and…

The Leaderboard: Judith Cefkin

Who is she? Judith Cefkin is a career Foreign Service Officer and senior Burma advisor for the State Department. In her previous assignments, she has served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, and has…

American Tools to Help Alleviate India’s Drought

By Vineeth Murthy  India’s agriculture sector production is 18 percent of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and about 49 percent of India’s labor market. Productivity is heavily dependent on the monsoon season, which accounts for 75 percent of the total…