David I. Steinberg is Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He was previously a representative of The Asia Foundation in Korea, Burma, Hong Kong, and Washington as well as President of the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, and earlier he was also in the Senior Foreign Service, Agency for International Development [USAID], Department of State. His latest among six books on Burma/Myanmar are Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (2009), and Modern China-Myanmar Relations. Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence (with Fan Hongwei, NIAS, in press 2012). He was educated at Dartmouth College, Lingnan University [Canton, China], Harvard University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.