James Johnson, PhD
Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, USA. I am also a Mid-Career Cadre Class of 2020 with the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues.
My research combines a regional focus on East Asia - especially China - with a thematic focus on emerging technologies - especially AI - and the future of warfare. My work has featured in The Journal of Strategic Studies, The Pacific Review, Asian Security, The Journal of Cyber Policy, The RUSI Journal, The Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly, Comparative Strategy, Defense & Security Analysis, War on the Rocks, Modern War Institute, and other outlets. My first book was The US-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency. My latest book project is entitled, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Warfare: USA, China, & Strategic Stability.
I hold a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from the University of Leicester, where I was an Honorary Visiting Fellow from 2017 to 2020. Before entering academia, I worked in the financial sector for two decades, mostly in China. I am fluent in Mandarin.