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Dr Jingdong Yuan

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Dr Jingdong Yuan

Jingdon Yuan

Jingdong Yuan, PhD, is a Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI China and Asia Security Programme. Dr Yuan’s research focuses on Indo–Pacific security, Chinese foreign policy, Sino–Indian relations, China–European Union relations, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore, University of Macau, East–West Center, National Cheng-chi University, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Fudan University, Berlin Social Sciences Centre (WZB) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). He is the co-author of Chinese cruise missiles: a quiet force-multiplier (2014) and China and India: cooperation or conflict? (2003), and co-editor of Engaging China: How Australia Can Lead the Way Again (2023), Trump’s America and international relations in the Indo–Pacific (2021), and Australia and China at 40 (2012). His publications have appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes, including “The United States and Stability in the Taiwan Strait,” “External and Domestic Drivers of Nuclear Trilemma in Southern Asia: China, India, and Pakistan,” among others. He is currently completing a book manuscript on China–South Asian relations.

Subject expertise

Chinese security policy; nuclear arms control and disarmament; nonproliferation and export controls; Sino-Indian relations; East Asian security

Regional expertise

East Asia, the United States, China

English, Chinese

PhD, Queen’s University, Canada

MA, Carleton University, Canada

BA, Xi’an Foreign Studies University, China

United States
External publications