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Assistant Professor in Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr James Johnson is an Assistant Professor in Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in the School of Law and Government at DCU and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute United States Military Academy 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 & 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. He is also a Mid-Career Cadre Class of 2020 with the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues. Dr Johnson's research examines the intersection of nuclear weapons, deterrence, strategic stability, and emerging technology – especially artificial intelligence. His work has been featured in The Journal of Strategic Studies, War on the Rocks, The Modern War Institute, The Washington Quarterly, Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Cyber Policy, The Pacific Review, Asian Security, Defense & Security Analysis, and The RUSI Journal 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.