Postdoctoral Fellow in Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Dr. James Johnson is a postdoctoral fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey USA. He also holds an honorary fellowship with the School of History & International Relations at the University of Leicester. James holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations and an MA in Asia-Pacific studies. Dr. Johnson has published research in the following fields: security and strategic studies; Sino-American security relations; nuclear non-proliferation and arms-control; emerging technology (especially artificial intelligence); Chinese military doctrine; and East Asian security. He is the author of The U.S.-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His latest book project is titled, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Warfare: USA, China, and Strategic Stability (OUP and Manchester University Press - under advanced contract). James is fluent in Mandarin.

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  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester


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