Postdoctoral honorary visiting fellow, University of Leicester

Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from the University of Leicester, and masters in Asia-Pacific Studies. He has worked in the private sector for a career spanning two decades, the majority of which has been spent in China. James has published widely 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 US-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency" (2018) with Palgrave Macmillan. James is fluent in Mandarin.

New Book:


  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester


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