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Assistant Professor, Dublin City University

Dr. James Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University and a Non-Resident Fellow with the United States Military Academy at West Point. Previously, Johnson was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Relations from the University of Leicester, where he was an Honorary Visiting Fellow with the School of History & International Relations from 2017 to 2020. Johnson is also a Mid-Career Cadre Class of 2020 with the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues. His research examines the intersection of nuclear weapons, deterrence, strategic stability, and emerging technology – especially AI. Johnson is the author of " The US-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency." His latest book is entitled, "Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Warfare: USA, China, and Strategic Stability." Johnson is fluent in Mandarin.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester


  • 2016 
    University of Leicester, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Leeds, MA
  • 1997 
    University of Bristol , BA