Military

The Leaderboard: Peng Jiasheng

Who is he? Peng Jiasheng, also called Phone Kyar Shin, is the leader of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a Kokang insurgent group in northern Shan State, Myanmar. The Kokang are ethnically Han Chinese. Peng began serving as…

Washington’s Thai PR Problem

By Gregory Poling   Cobra Gold, the weeks-long multinational military exercise that began on Feb. 9 in Thailand, highlighted the difficult balancing act facing Washington as it engages with the military-backed government of its long-time ally. The annual training exercise, the…

The Leaderboard: Ade Supandi

Who is he? Admiral Ade Supandi was until recently the general chief of staff of the Indonesian armed forces. He previously served as commander of the Western and Eastern fleets and governor of Indonesia’s naval academy. Ade hails from Bandung…