Daniel Twining is Director & Senior Fellow of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a thinktank in Washington, DC. He leads a 15-member team working on the rise of Asia and its implications for the West through a program of convening and research spanning South, East, and Southeast Asia. He previously served as a Member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, as the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator John McCain, and as a staff member of the U.S. Trade Representative; he is currently an Associate of the U.S. National Intelligence Council. Dr. Twining has taught at Georgetown University and served as a military instructor associated with the Naval Postgraduate School. He holds a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and MPhil & DPhil degrees from Oxford University, where he was the Fulbright/Oxford Scholar from 2004-7. He writes regular columns for Nikkei and Foreign Policy and has served as an advisor to six presidential campaigns.