Economics

ASEAN’s Time to Invest in Timor-Leste

By Liam Hanlon As Brunei assumes ASEAN’s chairmanship for 2013, one major question it faces is Timor-Leste’s bid for membership in the group. Despite some ASEAN members’ previous resistance to Timor-Leste’s entrance, the country’s sustained political and economic development over…

The Leaderboard: Ed Royce

Who is he? Edward “Ed” Royce is a republican U.S. representative for California’s 40th congressional district, in Orange County. Representative Royce was born in Los Angeles and attended California State University, Fullerton, and became a state senator in 1982. He…

The Leaderboard: Dahlan Iskan

Who is he? Dahlan Iskan was the CEO of Indonesia’s state-owned electric company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) from 2009 to 2011, and currently serves as minister of State-Owned Corporations (BUMN). As minister, he has streamlined procurement processes, and established holding…

Friday Five: November 30, 2012

China’s leadership on Hainan Island announced that police may begin boarding vessels that sail through EEZ’s in the South China Sea. In today’s Thoughts from the Chairman CSIS Freeman Chair Chris Johnson analyzes the challenges Xi Jinping faces in finding…