Gen. Robert Spalding
Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions. Gen. Spalding has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State departments for more than 26 years. Dr. Spalding was the chief architect of the Trump administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President at the National Security Council. Spalding is an Olmsted Scholar, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is a distinguished graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin. Follow him on Twitter at @Robert_Spalding.