Since Kirk Wagar left Singapore as Donald Trump was sworn in, Singapore has not has an ambassador. Rather, career foreign service officers have served as the Chargé d'Affaires and Chief of Mission, very aptly respresenting the US in Singapore for the past five years. But things will soon change. President Joe Biden's nominee to the post, Jonathan Kaplan, was approved the Senate Saturday, November 20.
Read more here in this Channel News Asia opinion piece by American Association member, Steve Okun.
Jonathan Kaplan (left), during a confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Oct on 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)