Fishing Competition in the South China Sea

Competition over resources is one of the primary drivers of tension between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea. This infographic, prepared by the Sumitro Chair at CSIS, provides data on one key flashpoint between China and Vietnam:…

India’s Road to Economic Reform: The Rajya Sabha

By Samir Nair Despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) historic election victory earlier in May, the party will still face difficulty in getting major legislation through parliament because of its relatively weak presence in the Rajya Sabha – it currently…

Developing or Developed? A China Debate by the Numbers

Despite China’s place as the world’s second largest economy and one of the most rapidly growing in the world, the Chinese government still classifies itself as a developing country. Being known as a “developing country” serves to China’s advantage, as…

The Leaderboard: Gregorio Catapang

Who is he? Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr., 55, is the newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), replacing General Emmanuel Bautista who served for 18 months – the longest term of any chief…

The Leaderboard: Pham Quang Vinh

Who is he? Mr. Pham Quang Vinh is a veteran Vietnamese diplomat and currently deputy minister responsible for ASEAN in Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has led the Vietnamese delegation to ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meetings for the past seven…

The Leaderboard: Pung Chhiv Kek

Who is she? Pung Chhiv Kek, 71, is the founder and current president of the Cambodia League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho). A medical doctor, she comes from a family of prominent public figures. Her father served…