Dr. Manyin is a specialist in Asian affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan agency that provides information and analysis to members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. At CRS, Dr. Manyin’s general area of expertise is U.S. foreign economic policy toward East Asia, particularly Japan, the two Koreas, and Vietnam. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Manyin served as the head of CRS’ eleven-person Asia Section, overseeing the Service’s research on East, Southeast, South Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining CRS in 1999, Dr. Manyin completed his Ph.D. in Japanese trade policy and negotiating behavior at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has written academic articles, given numerous lectures, and taught courses on East Asian international relations. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Manyin was a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations. More recently, he was a 2010-2011 Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow.