The Leaderboard: Ajit Doval

Who is he? Ajit Doval is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly appointed national security advisor. A long-time intelligence operative and highly-decorated police officer, he formerly served as director of the Intelligence Bureau, India’s primary internal intelligence agency. Mr. Doval takes…

The Leaderboard: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Who is he? Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad is India’s new minister of Communications & Information Technology (IT). As such, he oversees the sector that has been a driver of U.S.-India business ties, IT Services. He also inherits policies on local…

The Leaderboard: Joe Natuman

Who is he? Joe Natuman is the newly-installed prime minister of Vanuatu. He was educated at the University of the South Pacific, and served as private secretary to the country’s first Prime Minister, Walter Lini. In 1995, he was elected…

The Leaderboard: V.K. Singh

Who is he? General V.K. Singh is the newly appointed minister of state for External Affairs and minister of state (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region. He retired as the chief of army staff in 2012 after a…

Has America’s Trade Agenda Run out of Gas?

By Robert A. Pollard The Obama administration has launched the most ambitious foreign trade agenda in decades, and the White House will have to expend considerable political capital to make it happen. Yet a historic free trade deal may not…

Washington’s View of Abe’s Foreign Policy

Earlier this week, Yuka Hayashi of the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog interviewed CSIS Senior Vice President and Japan Char, Dr. Michael Green. Their conversation focused on U.S. perceptions of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy in the…