Robert Suettinger is a senior advisor and consultant at the Stimson Center. Suettinger worked in the U.S. government from 1975 to 1998. During his career in public service, Suettinger was an officer in the US Army in Vietnam, an analyst in Asian affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency, Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific at the State Department, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia on the National Intelligence Council, and Director of Asian Affairs on the National Security Council. After working in the government, he moved to the private sector and is also a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute. Suettinger holds an M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Lawrence University.