The Leaderboard: Nora Tyson

Who is she? Nora Tyson is a three-star vice admiral in the United States Navy.  She currently serves as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, directing operations in the northern and eastern Pacific Ocean, making her the first woman to…

The Leaderboard: Yar Pyae

Who is he? Lieutenant General Yar Pyae heads the Myanmar Armed Forces’ Bureau of Special Operations 2, based in Shan State in the country’s northeast. He previously served as the chief of training and judge advocate general of the Myanmar…

Update on India’s States: August 3, 2016

This week, Gujarat’s chief minister announces her resignation; the GST might actually be in the bag; the center is drafting an investor-protection agreement for states to sign; Malaysia makes a big bet on infrastructure in Maharashtra; Karnataka stands up its…

Cultivating India’s Internet of Plants

By Sarah Watson — Agriculture’s importance in India’s economic landscape is declining, but it still employs nearly 50 percent of workers. While most observers agree that India’s future growth path lies in moving workers out of agriculture to more productive…

The Leaderboard: Joseph R. Donovan, Jr.

Who is he? Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. has served as the managing director of the Washington office of the American Institute in Taiwan since 2014. He is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and was foreign policy advisor…

Update on India’s States: July 27, 2016

Gujarat may follow Kerala’s lead in establishing a ‘fat tax,’ Haryana to allow male government employees to take paternity leave, Mamata Banerjee to visit Germany and Italy in November, Ford Motor Company to set up its first overseas research and…

The Leaderboard: U Aung Lynn

Who is he? U Aung Lynn most recently served as the permanent secretary of Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, since 2011, as director-general of the ministry’s ASEAN Affairs Department. Aung Lynn began his career in government in 1982, joining…

Start Up, Stand Up, Stay Up?

By Sarah Watson — India’s government is faced with the task of not just creating new jobs but of upgrading existing jobs: converting them from low-productivity single-man businesses to high-productivity establishments that create exportable goods. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Start…