James Johnson, PhD

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. I was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey USA. I am also an honorary visiting fellow with the School of History & International Relations University of Leicester, and a non-resident scholar on the CSIS-PONI mid-career nuclear program. 

 

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 appeared in academic and policy outlets including The Journal of Strategic StudiesThe 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. 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, and an MA in Asia-Pacific Studies. Before entering academia, I worked in the financial sector for two decades, mostly in China. I am fluent in Mandarin.

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