The Leaderboard: Natalie Lichtenstein

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Who is she? Natalie Lichtenstein is an adjunct professor of China studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and is currently serving as the chief counsel for the interim secretariat managing the establishment of the China-led Asian…

The Leaderboard: Glyn Davies

Who is he? Glyn Davies is a career Foreign Service Officer and was most recently the special representative for North Korea policy at the U.S. Department of State. He was only the second person to serve in that position. Prior…

CogitAsia Podcast: SecDef Visits Japan & Korea

On the show this week, CSIS Japan Chair Fellow Zack Cooper joins to discuss Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s trip to Japan and South Korea, the U.S.-Japan alliance, the security situation in the East and South China Seas, and U.S.…

The Leaderboard: William Heidt

Who is he? William A. Heidt is a career member of the Foreign Service, who has served in diplomatic postings in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York. From 2003 to 2004, he served…

NORAD Discusses North Korea’s Missile Technology

By Victor Cha Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command Adm. William Gortney’s press briefing at the Pentagon on April 7 addressed concerns on North Korea’s nuclear and missile program. If the NORAD commander’s statements…

The Leaderboard: Zhou Wenzhong

Who is he? Zhou Wenzhong has served as the secretary-general of the Boao Forum for Asia since 2010. He is also vice president of the China-U.S. People’s Friendship Association and a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th Chinese…