Hudson Institute is pleased to welcome Rob Greenway, Alex Wong and Miles Yu to its research staff. With expertise on subjects including Chinese military strategy, North Korea, national security and the Middle East, these policy experts will continue Hudson’s tradition of bringing an unconventional approach to some of the most important issues facing global leaders today.
Alex Wong, Senior Fellow. Alex Wong most recently served as the deputy special representative for North Korea and the deputy assistant secretary for North Korea at the U.S. Department of State. In that position, he was the No. 2 negotiator in denuclearization talks with North Korea and led the formulation and implementation of U.S. diplomatic and technical policy across multiple executive branch agencies. Prior to this role, Mr. Wong led the State Department’s efforts to implement the Free & Open Indo-Pacific Strategy as the deputy assistant secretary for regional and security affairs in the State Department’s East Asia bureau. In 2020, Mr. Wong was nominated and unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the U.S. ambassador for special political affairs at the United Nations.
Miles Yu, Senior Fellow. Miles Yu served as the China policy adviser to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. In that capacity, he advised the secretary on all China-related issues, helped overhaul U.S. policy toward China, and participated in key U.S. government interagency deliberations on major policy and government actions regarding China and other East Asian countries. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution as a member of the Military History/Contemporary Conflict Working Group. His books include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War (Yale University Press, 1997) and The Dragon’s War: Allied Operations and The Fate of China, 1937–1947 (Naval Institute Press, 2006).
Robert Greenway, Adjunct Fellow. Robert Greenway has more than 30 years’ experience in public service culminating as the senior U.S. government official responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. government policy for the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Council (NSC). Prior to joining the NSC he served as a senior intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and a combat veteran of the United States Army Special Forces. As deputy assistant to the president and senior director of the National Security Council’s Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Directorate he planned and executed the United States’ most significant economic sanctions since the Cold War as part of a broad strategy for Iran, and he was a principal architect of the Abraham Accords, the most significant diplomatic breakthrough in Middle East peace since 1994.