Professor Yuan Jingdong
Dr. Jingdong Yuan is Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, where he is also an academic member of the China Studies Centre. Professor Yuan specializes in Asia-Pacific security, Chinese defense and foreign policy, Sino-Indian relations, and global and regional arms control and non-proliferation issues. A graduate of the Xi'an Foreign Languages University, People's Republic of China (1982), he received his Masters in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University in 1990, and Ph.D. in political science from Queen's University in 1995 and has had research and teaching appointments at Queen's University, York University, the University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Iaazk Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He was also the recipient of the Canadian Department of National Defence R. B. Byres Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation/Canadian Asian Studies Association (CASA) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Between 1999 and 2010, he held various appointments at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, including as Director of the Nonproliferation Education Program and East Asia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Associate Professor of International Policy Studies. Professor Yuan has also held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore, the University of Macau, East-West Center, and the National Cheng-chi University. He is co-author of A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions (Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 2014), co-editor of Australia and China at 40 (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2012) and co-author, China and India: Cooperation or Conflict? (Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003). His publications have appeared in Asian Affairs, Asia Policy, Asian Survey, Asian Perspective, Far Eastern Economic Review, Contemporary Security Policy, The Hindu, International Herald Tribune, International Journal, International Politics, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Japan Times, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of International Affairs, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Los Angeles Times, Moscow Times, Nonproliferation Review, Security Challenges, The Washington Quarterly, and in many edited volumes, including, most recently, The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (2014). He is currently working a book-length manuscript on China’s relations with South Asia since the end of the Cold War.