Dr. Jing-dong Yuan is Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program, as well as a senior consultant to the CNS Education Program and an Associate Professor of International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. A graduate of the Xi'an Foreign Language University, People's Republic of China (1982), he received his 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. Professor Yuan's research focuses on Asia-Pacific security, global and regional arms control and nonproliferation issues, U.S. policy toward Asia, and China's defense and foreign policy. He is the co-author of China and India: Cooperation or Conflict? (Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003) and is currently working on a book manuscript on post-Cold War Chinese security policy.