The Leaderboard: Thomas Trikasih Lembong

Who is he? Thomas Trikasih Lembong is an experienced Indonesian investment banker. From 2000 to 2002, Lembong was the head of asset management and investment at the now dissolved Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency. A Harvard graduate with a bachelor’s degree…

The Leaderboard: John Momis

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Who is he? John Momis is the president of the autonomous region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. A former Catholic priest, he became active in politics in the 1970s, and helped write PNG’s constitution. Momis has been deputy prime…

CogitAsia Podcast: Myanmar’s Malaria Challenge

This week we cover the challenges that Myanmar faces maintaining public health and fighting disease, specifically malaria. In this segment you’ll hear briefly from CSIS’s Dr. Stephen Morrison, and then Myanmar’s Deputy Minister of Health, Ms. Thein Thein Htay, then…

The Leaderboard: Mohamad Sabu

Who is he? Mohamad Sabu, also known as Mat Sabu, is a well-known Malaysian opposition politician. He was formerly the deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Mat Sabu was the first non-ulama, or religious scholar, elected to…

Southeast Asia’s Real Security Concern

By Zachary Abuza A drought in the middle of monsoon season brought on by the El Niño effect has affected farmers across Southeast Asia, hampering economic growth and exacerbating political tensions between urban elites and farmers. Though rains have recently…