The Leaderboard: Sato Kilman

Who is he? Sato Kilman, 57, is the new prime minister of Vanuatu. He is assuming the post of prime minister for the third time in five years. Kilman most recently served as foreign minister to the man he ousted…

Myanmar’s Communicable Disease Challenge

By Jacob Thomases This year marks the end of the 15-year window given to complete the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight challenges given to the developing world by the United Nations in 2000. Expect an extra level…

Trade Legislation: What Happens Next?

By Scott Miller Concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a key priority for the Obama administration. TPP has long been viewed as a critical component of U.S. economic engagement with the Asia Pacific and is the central element of the…

Tackling Southeast Asia’s Migrant Crisis

By Murray Hiebert The beginning of the monsoon rains in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, coupled with the international spotlight on human traffickers in the region, appears to have slowed the flight of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar in…

CogitAsia Podcast: U.S.-India Defense Ties

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On this week’s podcast, CSIS Wadhwani Chair Richard Rossow joins to assess Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s visit to Delhi and explains what the renewed defense framework agreement means for the future of U.S.-India military ties. We also review the region’s news and share our one…

The Leaderboard: Hang Puthea

Who is he? Hang Puthea, 50, has served as the executive director of the Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFEC) for 17 years. He is a vocal advocate for election reform in Cambodia and…

The Dialog with Maria Ressa, Founder of Rappler, Philippines

Sumitro Chair Ernie Bower joins Maria Ressa, founder of Philippine news website Rappler, to discuss U.S.-Philippine relations, the pending Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, the 2016 Philippine elections, the peace process in Mindanao, and the potential for the Philippines to join…

The Leaderboard: Chum Bun Rong

Who is he? Chum Bun Rong was most recently an adviser to the government of Cambodia. He has served in a number of official roles, including as adviser to the prime minister and as secretary-general of the Cambodia Mine Action…