Laos

Meet America’s New Envoys to ASEAN

Recently, Asia watchers have seen a surge of nominations for ambassadorial positions as President Barack Obama solidifies his second term foreign policy team and diplomatic leadership overseas. The CSIS Asia team has profiled each of the five incoming U.S. ambassadors…

The Leaderboard: Dan Clune

Who is he? Dan Clune is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who served as the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State from 2010…

The Leaderboard: Sombath Somphone

Who is he? Sombath Somphone is a Lao agricultural and development economist and, in 1996, founded the nongovernmental organization PADETC, or the Participatory Development Training Center, which seeks to advance community education and training on sustainable development in Laos. In…