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The Leaderboard: Mark W. Lippert

Who is he? Mark William Lippert is currently the special assistant to the Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel. Immediately prior to his current position, Mr. Lippert served as the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (2012-2013).…

The Leaderboard: Ajit Doval

Who is he? Ajit Doval is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly appointed national security advisor. A long-time intelligence operative and highly-decorated police officer, he formerly served as director of the Intelligence Bureau, India’s primary internal intelligence agency. Mr. Doval takes…

The Leaderboard: Joe Natuman

Who is he? Joe Natuman is the newly-installed prime minister of Vanuatu. He was educated at the University of the South Pacific, and served as private secretary to the country’s first Prime Minister, Walter Lini. In 1995, he was elected…

The Leaderboard: V.K. Singh

Who is he? General V.K. Singh is the newly appointed minister of state for External Affairs and minister of state (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region. He retired as the chief of army staff in 2012 after a…

The Leaderboard: Dyana Sofya

Who is she? Dyana Sofya is a 27-year-old ethnic Malay lawyer who ran as the opposition coalition’s candidate in a parliamentary by-election in Teluk Intan, a town of 60,000 in Perak state in western peninsular Malaysia. She chose to join…