Dr
James
Johnson

Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Role
Assistant Professor in Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
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Phone number: 01 700
8572
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
C1118

Academic biography

Dr James Johnson is an Assistant Professor in Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in the School of Law & Government at DCU and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. Dr Johnson was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. He holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Leicester and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow with the School of History, Politics & International Relations. Dr Johnson is also a Mid-Career Cadre Class of 2020 with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues.

Dr Johnson's research examines the intersection of nuclear weapons, deterrence, great power competition, strategic stability, and emerging technology - especially artificial intelligence. His work has featured in The Journal of Strategic Studies, The Washington Quarterly, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Asian Security, Pacific Review, Defense and Security Analysis, RUSI Journal, The Journal of Cyber Policy, War on the Rocks, The Modern War Institute, and other outlets.

Dr Johnson is the author of The US-China Military & Defense Relationship During the Obama Presidency. His latest book is entitled, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare: USA, China & Strategic Stability.

Research interests

Artificial intelligence, deterrence, escalation, and strategic stabilityEmerging technology and modern warfareGreat power competitionUS-China military and defence relationsNuclear non-proliferation and arms control