The Leaderboard: Agung Laksono

Who is he? Agung Laksono is a longtime Indonesian politician who currently heads a splinter faction of Golkar, Indonesia’s oldest and second largest political party. He was until recently the party’s deputy chairman and has had extensive legislative and leadership…

The Value of Ship Rider Agreements in the Pacific

By James Hurndell In early December the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which includes Pacific Island nations and major distant-water fishing nations, failed to agree on new measures to conserve Pacific tuna stocks. The inability to achieve consensus…

The Leaderboard: David O’Sullivan

Who is he? David O’Sullivan was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Union’s diplomatic wing that was launched on January 1, 2011. He is the first person to serve in that post.…

The Leaderboard: Tsai Ing-wen

Who is she? Tsai Ing-wen is the chair of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). A legal scholar, Tsai holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics. She began her public service career in 1993 as an appointed official…

How LNG Trade May Boost U.S.-India Energy Relationship

By Robert Poulson-Houser The United States has conditionally approved liquid natural gas (LNG) exports from nine different facilities, two of which have inked deals to sell to India’s largest state-owned natural gas company, GAIL. These two deals alone could equal…