Recently, Asia watchers have seen a surge of nominations for ambassadorial positions as President Barack Obama solidifies his second term foreign policy team and diplomatic leadership overseas.
The CSIS Asia team has profiled each of the five incoming U.S. ambassadors to ASEAN states as part of our Leaderboard series. Our aim is to provide a concise profile on each of the new nominees and what to expect as they take their posts in the region. Readers can click on any of the profiles below to read the full post:
Robert Blake, Jr. is President Obama’s choice as the next U.S. ambassador to Indonesia.
Dan Clune is nominated as U.S. ambassador to Laos.
Philip Goldberg has been tapped to take over as chief of mission in Manila as ambassador to the Philippines.
Kirk Wagar is the Obama administration’s pick for filling the post in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Joseph Yun is slated to head up the U.S. embassy in Malaysia.