Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

Chris Nelson

Possible Obama Ambassadors to Japan and China

Jan 10, 2009

Chris Nelson of Samuels International offers the latest speculation in Washington about Obama’s Ambassadorships to Tokyo and Beijing. He suggests Bob Rubin??!! who recently quit Citi. Anyone have further thoughts? On Monday, we inadvertently started a Japanese media feeding frenzy on who will be Obama’s Ambassador to Tokyo, with a one line comment, “think Joe

Early Assessment of Obama’s Asia team UPDATED

Jan 5, 2009

From Chris Nelson at Samuels International Anyone know more about these people or possible other picks? UPDATE ON NAMES AT BOTTOM OF POSTING. Summary: The Asia-focused summary is: Amb. Jeff Bader to replace Dennis Wilder as the NSC’s Senior Director, Asia; Kurt Campbell to replace Chris Hill as Asst. Sec. State EAP…barring some currently unforeseen

Ex US Ambassador Critiques Thai Court Action

Dec 2, 2008

DEC 4 UPDATE: Just posted interview about Thai situation with ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan. NOTE TO READERS: I don’t normally follow Thai politics so closely, but follow my exclusive interview with Thaksin, the former leader in exile, readership of Thai-related items has shot up. William Itoh, US Ambassador to Thailand under Clinton, warns of

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