Dr. Robert Wang is Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He was a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State from 1984 to 2016. Dr. Wang served as the senior U.S. official for APEC from 2013 to 2015 and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassy in Beijing from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Wang was also Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 2006 to 2009. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University (2000–2001) and was the State Department’s diplomat in residence at the University of California at Los Angeles (2005–2006). He earned his Ph.D in political science at the University of Iowa in 1976. He is the author of Taiwan’s Vibrant Democracy and Beleaguered Economy (CSIS, August 2016).