Dr. Hoang is currently director-general of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies in the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. He served as minister counselor at the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington, D.C. from March 2007 to September 2010. Before taking up his position at the Embassy of Vietnam, he was deputy director-general and director of research at the Hanoi-based Institute for International Relations—the predecessor of the Diplomacy Academy of Vietnam and a leading think-tank on international relations in Vietnam. Dr. Hoang has also been a visiting fellow at various research institutions, including the Institute of International Peace Research in Norway, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Denmark, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.