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Rizal Sukma among top 100 global thinkers: Foreign Policy

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 30 2009   /  02:17 pm

Indonesian political analyst Rizal Sukma is among the Top 100 Global Thinkers alongside US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and US President Barack Obama, according to Foreign Policy magazine. In its first-ever annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers published in the upcoming December issue, US-based Foreign Policy ranks Rizal at 92nd place, shortly after globally-renowned British religious scholar Karen Armstrong at 87th and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 74th. Bernanke tops the list for "staving off a new Great Depression", while Obama comes second for "reimagining America's role in the world", says the magazine. Other figures making it to the top 5 of the list are Zahra Rahnavard, the brains behind Iran's Green Revolution and the campaign of her husband, opposition leader Hossein Mousavi; New York-based economist Nouriel Roubini; and chairman of the Inte...