Global Leaders to Watch in 2008

Eurasia Group's list of the 10 most important leaders aims to call attention to influential, though not necessarily well known, players

If you were asked to list the 10 world leaders likely to exert the most influence in 2008, the name Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov might not come to mind. But the president of Turkmenistan joined the likes of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Eurasia Group's list of "The 10 Leaders to Watch in 2008," released on Jan. 23.

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