Ryan Hass is a Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and former advisor to President Obama on China policy whose research and analysis focuses on enhancing policy development on the pressing
political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia. He holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies; he is a nonresident affiliated
fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School; and from 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) staff. Prior to joining NSC, Hass served as a Foreign Service Officer in U.S. Embassy Beijing, where he earned the State Department Director General’s award for impact and originality in reporting, an award given annually to the officer whose reporting had the greatest impact on the formulation of U.S. foreign policy.