Daniel Twining is Director and Senior Fellow for Asia at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where 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 East, Southeast, and South Asia. Initiatives of GMF’s Asia program include the Stockholm China Forum, India Trilateral Forum, Trilateral Forum Tokyo, Japan Trilateral Forum, Southeast Asia Trilateral Forum, Young Strategists Forum, Transatlantic Pakistan Workshops, and occasional study tours to Asia, as well as major research initiatives on China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the impact of rising powers on the liberal order. He previously served as a Member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff responsible for South Asia and regional issues in East Asia (2007-9); as the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator John McCain (2001-4); and as a staff member of the U.S. Trade Representative (1997). Since leaving government, he has served as an Associate of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, working on a range of projects related to global strategic futures and Asian security. He holds a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University (Balliol College and Nuffield College), where he was the Fulbright/Oxford Scholar from 2004-2007. Dr. Twining has taught South Asian Security Studies at Georgetown University and for three years was an instructor to U.S. Army officers up to the rank of three-star general preparing for deployment to theaters in South and East Asia. He writes regular columns for Foreign Policy and Nikkei as well as occasional pieces for the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal; he is on the editorial board of the Asan Forum, a journal on East Asian politics and international relations based in Seoul, and writes lengthier articles for this and other journals as well as occasional book chapters, on topics including India, Asian security, and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Twining has lived in India, Colombia, Georgia, the United Kingdom, Benin, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Thailand. He is married to Ambassador Alexandra Hall Hall of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.