Daniel Tobin is a member of the China studies faculty at the National Intelligence University (NIU) in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining NIU in December 2018, Mr. Tobin served for more than a dozen years as a China specialist for the Department of Defense, most recently in Hawaii as the senior analyst in the United States Indo-Pacific Command’s China Strategic Focus Group. His research interests include China’s national strategy and foreign policy, elite politics, civil-military relations, and the history and ideology of the Communist Party of China. He holds an M.A. in China studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies, an interdisciplinary program in history, government, economics, and social theory. He studied Chinese language at Beijing Normal University and the Capital University of Economics and Business (also in Beijing).