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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: Cory Gardner

Who is he? Cory Gardner is a Republican senator from Colorado. He defeated Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in the November 2014 midterm elections. Prior to his current position, Gardner represented Colorado’s fourth congressional district in the House of Representatives, and…

The Leaderboard: Nathan Sheets

Who is he? Nathan Sheets has been the U.S. Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for International Affairs since his confirmation in September 2014. Previously, he was the Global Head of International Economics at Citigroup. Before that, he spent 18 years at…

The Too Quiet American in Asia

By Malcolm Cook Belying the oft-repeated stereotype of Americans in Southeast Asia as loud and self-promoting, the economic importance of the United States to the region is understated and underappreciated. American government representatives and business associations in the region should…