Getting Rights Right at Vietnam’s Crossroads

By Jonathan D. London Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s upcoming visit to Washington comes at a critical juncture for Vietnam and a time when a confluence of domestic, regional, and geopolitical factors are giving increasing salience to…

LAND 400: A Strategic Army for Australia?

By Andrew Smith The Australian government recently released a request for tender to supply reconnaissance vehicles for the army. This purchase is Phase 2 of Project LAND 400 that aims to refresh most of the army’s ground combat vehicle fleet.…

The Leaderboard: Bambang Brodjonegoro

Who is he? Bambang Brodjonegoro has been the finance minister of Indonesia since October 2014. He was a vice minister of finance during the administration of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Before entering government in 2011, Bambang served as a…

A New Beginning for India-Sri Lanka Relations

By Owen Jollie In January, Sri Lankan voters ousted former president Mahinda Rajapakse in favor of a candidate of the united opposition, Maithripala Sirisena. With this change Sri Lanka began moving away from a strong-handed government to a more democratic…

The Leaderboard: Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr.

Who is he? Jejomar Erwin “JunJun” Binay Jr. is the mayor of Makati City, which is part of Metro Manila and is considered the financial heart of the Philippines. He is the son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, who also…