By the Numbers: Inside Modi’s Cabinet

Shortly after Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, concerns have been raised over the relative “inexperience” of his cabinet ministers and its impact on governance. In fact, a web search for the term “Modi Government inexperience” turns up…

The Leaderboard: Federica Mogherini

Who is she? Federica Mogherini, 41, is the newly appointed high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the European Commission. A socialist Italian politician and political scientist, in February she became the youngest foreign minister in…

The Leaderboard: Thanasak Patimaprakorn

Who is he? General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has been Thailand’s chief of defense forces, a post previously known as the supreme commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, since September 2011. He is charged with overseeing combat readiness and commanding military…

The Leaderboard: Arun Kumar

Who is he? Arun Kumar is the director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and assistant secretary of Commerce for Global Markets. Kumar has had decades of experience in international business. Prior to his current post, he was…

The Leaderboard: Yanghee Lee

Who is she? Ms. Yanghee Lee, 58, was most recently a professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Lee was elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2003 and served as its chairperson…