Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester

Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from the University of Leicester, and a Masters in Asia-Pacific Studies. He has worked in the financial services sector for two decades; the majority of which was spent in East Asia. James has published research and presented papers at conferences in the following fields: Security and Strategic Studies; US-China Relations; Nuclear Proliferation; China Foreign Policy; and East Asian Security. Dr. Johnson is the author of the forthcoming book, "The US-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency", with Palgrave Macmillan. James is fluent in Mandarin.


  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester


  • 2016 
    University of Leicester, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Leeds, MA