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Shen Dingli


Professor, Ph. D., Fudan University
Research Interests: China-U.S. Relations; Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation; Regional Security; Export Control; China¡¯ s Foreign and Defense Policy;Nuclear Weapons Policy of China and the U.S.
Biography: http://www.cas.fudan.edu.cn/viewprofile.en.php?id=66
  Shen Dingli, a physicist by training, is a professor of international relations at Fudan University.  He is the founder and director of China's first non-government-based Program on Arms Control and Regional Security at Fudan University.

Dr. Shen teaches at Fudan University graduate courses ¡°Nonproliferation and International Security¡±, ¡°Science/Technology and National Security¡±, as well as doctoral courses ¡°International Security: Theory and Practice¡±, and ¡°Regional Security¡±.  He co-teaches undergraduate courses, ¡°China and the World¡±, and ¡°Contemporary America¡±, at Fudan.  He has taught China¡¯s foreign policies at Colorado College since 2002.

His research areas cover China-U.S. security relationship, nuclear arms control and disarmament, nuclear weapons policy of the United States and China, regional nonproliferation issues concerning South Asia, Northeast Asia and Middle East, test ban, missile defense, export control, as well as China¡¯s foreign and defense policies.  He has co-edited ¡°China¡¯s Development Report¡±, ¡°China and South Asian Relations in the 1990s¡±, ¡°Conservatism and American Foreign Policy¡±, ¡°Realism and U.S. Foreign Policy¡± and published over 500 articles and papers, 1/2 of which abroad in a dozen foreign languages.  In addition, he has published over 20 papers in physics in China and abroad.

As a key independent academic voice in China in arms control and nonproliferation, Dr. Shen has been invited to numerous conferences at home and abroad.  Also, among three dozens of international conferences he has organized, The Shanghai Dialogue (or Shanghai Initiative), a high level track-II series of meetings since 1994 involving China, India, Pakistan and the United States, has been viewed as one of the most important multilateral unofficial talks on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation involving these countries.

Dr. Shen is a member of IISS and a number of other international organizations.  He is on the editorial board of Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies (China), South Asia Studies (China), Fudan Journal Social Sciences Edition (China), Journal of Contemporary China (U.S.), Journal of East Asian Studies (ROK/Japan/Taiwan), IRI Journal (ROK), INESAP Information Bulletin (Germany), and Nonproliferation Literature Review (U.S.), as well as on the international advisory board of Regional Studies (Pakistan).  Dr. Shen also provides consulting service to China¡¯s MFA, MOFCOM etc.  In January 2002 he was invited by Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan to advise SG of the strategy panning for his second term, as the sole Chinese out of 40 persons chosen worldwide.

Dr. Shen was born in 1961.  He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1989 from Fudan University and did his post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989-1991.  In 1997, he was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship.  From 1997-2000, he served as Fudan University¡¯s Director of Office of International Programs and Deputy Director of Office of Development and Research.


  American's National Security Strategy in the Post-antiterrorism Era
  Arms Control and American National Security Strategy

Books£¨Monograph and Translation £©

  Financial Crisis and Asia's International Relations
  Economic Transformation and International Order in Asia
  Geoecnomics and politics in Asia
  American Studies and Me
  Conservatism and American Foreign Policy (thesis collection)


  Changing Security Environment in Northeast Asia and the Trust-building Process on the Korean Peninsula
  Six Party Talks and the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
  Revitalizing the Prague Agenda
  Space Security: China's Perspectives
  Toward a Nuclear Weapons Free World: a Chinese Perspective
  China-U.S. Cooperation in Space
  Cooperative Denuclearization toward North Korea
  Global USA - A Chinese perspective
  China-India Relations: Quest for Strategic Partnership
  Cooperative Denuclearization toward North Korea
  Global and Regional Hierarchies in Power Transition:China s Peaceful Rise
  Sino-US Relations and Sino-Japanese Relations in Northeast Asia
  Future Sino-American Relations: Mutual Accommadation
  The Double-Circle Strategy of China's Regional Diplomacy
  Why China sees the EU as a counterweight to America
  Nuclear Issues in Asia and the World
  Can Sanctions Stop Proliferation?
  China's Defensive Military Strategy: the Space Question
  Nuclear Proliferation, International Security
  Review of America's Asia Strategy
  A Review of the U.S.'s Strategy towards Asia
  2007: Nonproliferation and China-U.S. Relationship
  Donkey vs Elephant Debate Step into A New Phrase
  Strengthening the Sino-U.S. Strategic Dialogue
  U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement and Its Reflection
  PRC Scholar Analyzes Implications of a DPRK Nuclear Test
  North Korea's Strategic Significance to China
  India, Chin China
  Pyongyang scommette sulla newtralit¨¤ di Pechino
  China's Perspectives on WMD Proliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament, and Related Threats from Non-State Actors
  Nuclear Deterrence in the 21th Century
  Emergence d'une diplomatie active
  Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Test China's Wisdom
  The Impact of US Military-Industrial Complex on American Arms Control Policy
  Can Alliances Combat Contemporary Threats?
  The Theme of New Empire and Its Insufficiency
  Terrorism in the Context of Terrifying Language
  China's Evaluation of the Adjustment to US Security Policy Since September 11, 2001
  China's Foreign Policy: Cases of Iraq and North Korea
  The Theme of New Empire and Its Insufficiency
  Nonproliferation and WMD Terrorism: Addressing Terrorist Threat through Cooperation
  NATO's New Strategy: Tool of US New Interference
  Sino-US Relations in the 21st Century
  US New Military Strategic Review
  China's Energy Problem and Alternative Solutions
  Nuclear Equilibrium in Asia
  On International Relations in the Nuclear Age
  The Present and Future of Eastnorth Asia's Regional Security
  Clinton Administration's Possible Influence to China's Nuclear Test

Policy Papers

  Sino-American-Taiwan Relations
  American Space Strategy and Its Impacts on China's Secuiry
  The Adjustment and Correspondent Measures of Technology Introduction Pattern in Shanghai Under the Setting of China's Accession to the WTO


  An Interview on "U.S. to withdraw officially from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty" , 19-07-31
  World Insight with Tian Wei£¨Interview£© , 19-01-15
  China assumes an integral role in the process of resolving the ¡°Kindleberger Trap¡±(Interview) , 19-01-10
  China-U.S. Trade in 2019: Resolving disputes for compromise while resuming negotiations with attempts to avoid engaging in confrontation , 19-01-07
  2018 Annual Special Issue 7 | Tension unprecedentedly eased whilst the lengthy process of relinquishing nuclear programmes on the Korean Peninsula , 18-12-27
  The "lame duck" session follows 2018 U.S. mid-term elections during President Trump's first term in office , 18-11-07
  Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue: Ups and Downs with the Showdown Ahead , 17-12-28
  China's Contribution to the World , 15-09-28
  Xi-Obama Meeting Enhance Cooperation for the Future , 15-09-27
  Change and Unchange during the 30 years Sino-US Relationship , 15-09-24
  Can China Promote the New Model of Major Power Relationship to New Model of International Relations , 15-09-24
  From the New Model of Major Power Relationship to New Model of International Relations , 15-09-23
  How should China, US Improve Relations on Security? , 15-09-23
  How to Improve U.S.-China Relations , 15-09-22
  Xi Jinping of China Arriving in U.S. at Moment of Vulnerability , 15-09-22
  How to Improve U.S.-China Relations , 15-09-22
  US-Russian Relations: Review and Preview , 14-12-25
  Great Power Diplomacy in Chinese Way , 14-12-19
  CIA torture reveals dark side of US , 14-12-15
  Three Surprise: Sino-U.S. Major Power Relationship Comes to New Level , 14-11-13
  Nuclear Security Summit: Tamp the Global Mechanism , 14-08-22
  Spirit of Resistance has been integrated into Chinese Dream , 14-07-11
  Dispelling distrust across the Pacific , 14-07-10
  Mission for China to Pour Substance to CICA , 14-05-21
  An Illegitimate Claim? , 14-04-14
  US still seeking hegemony in cyberspace , 14-03-29
  Sino-U.S. Relations during the Last 35 Years , 14-03-22
  Striking the right rebalance , 14-02-14
  Dispelling the confusion , 14-02-04
  Don't be Completely Indifferent to Abe's Provocation , 14-01-09
  Who Give America the Right To Exert Internet Attack , 13-08-12
  Win-Win Cooperation¡ª¡ªa Theme in China-U.S. Relations , 11-08-17
  An Advice to the Korean Brothers: War is not a Game , 10-12-21
  The Special Anglo-American Relations are Going through Transition , 10-04-26
  Before Nuclear Experiments are Given up, the United States has to Change Security Concept of North Korea First , 09-12-08
  China and the U.S. have Differences in the Nature of Peace , 09-11-25
  Dialogue Benefits a Lot , 09-11-17
  Alliance and Expansion: Asian Strategy has Formed , 09-11-16
  How to Depict the China-U.S. Relations , 09-10-23
  World Comments: Diplomacy of the New China Maturing , 09-09-29
  Cooperation Needed to Deal with the Conflicts in Globalization , 09-09-27
  Obama Is Not the American Version of Gorbachev , 09-09-27
  A New Order May Turn up for the International Nuclear Security , 09-09-24
  Troop Review Ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of PRC: The World Inspecting the Peace Force of China , 09-09-24
  More cooperation, less barriers , 09-09-15
  US-China parliamentary relations pick up , 09-09-08
  China Is Regarded as A Challenger, and No Wonder , 09-09-08
  World Comments: Will Bosworth Make the Deal or Not , 09-09-07
  No More Sunshine , 09-08-19
  To Learn to Be A State of Wisdom , 09-08-10
  Cooperating and competing, China and the US to begin strategic dialogue , 09-07-23
  Don't Start Anything You will Regret in the Future , 09-06-30
  Success of Nejad Indicates a Failure of the U.S. , 09-06-12
  What If North Korea Gain Mastery of Nuclear Weapons , 09-06-08
  North Korea Performed the Nuclear Test, Playing Game for a Second Time , 09-05-26
  Three Mysteries Concerning North Korea Nuclear Issue , 09-04-27
  Interpreting the Drama North Korean Withdrawal from the Six-Party Talks , 09-04-17
  Withdrawal from the Six-Party Talks is an Inevitable Outcome of North Korean Realism , 09-04-15
  Obama Calls for Nuclear=free World: the American Security Perception is Changing , 09-04-10
  Never to Underestimate the Bigotry of Trade Protectionism , 09-04-06
  How Can East Asian Countries 'Hold together for Warmth' , 09-03-30
  Presidents looking for answers , 09-03-28
  To Better Foster 'Shelve Disputes' , 09-03-24
  The United States in Our Eyes , 09-03-24
  US-Russian 'reset' requires real cooperation , 09-03-13
  It is Recommended that the United States to Restrain Itself in South China Sea , 09-03-13
  Nuclear' Afer All , 09-03-05
  Dalai Lama Should Focus on Buddhism, China Daily, February 28 - March 1, 2009 Weekend Edition , 09-02-28
  What Message did Hilary Send to Asia , 09-02-23
  Obama-ism Is Taking Shape , 09-02-13
  Diplomacy Highlights of Bush's 8 Years , 09-01-26
  Dreaming for 2039: Sino-U.S. Energy Experiment Saves the World , 09-01-07
  China and American Hand in Hand: Welcoming another 30 Years , 09-01-02
  China plays bigger role in proliferation control , 08-12-29
  Bush Administration's Failure in North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy , 08-12-29
  Chinese Scholars Have to Stop Just Criticising Huntington , 08-12-29
  Sino-U.S. Relations: The Earlier Engagement, The Better , 08-12-28
  North Korean and Iranian Nuclear Issue: No Big Move Next Year , 08-12-26
  China-US relations on path to more progress , 08-12-16
  The Development of Sino-U.S. Relations is Beneficial to the World's Prosperity , 08-12-16
  Power Rises Absolutely While the Status Decline Relatively , 08-12-09
  Hillary:How to Contact with China? , 08-12-01
  Yes, Madam Secretary , 08-11-24
  It is not Enough to Change the Color , 08-11-18
  Major Aspects of the American Presidential Election , 08-11-05
  Congratulations,Obama, Congratulations,America , 08-11-05
  One-year's Politcal Race Is Coming to an End: Obama's Advantages Hard to Shake , 08-10-27
  Good Institution and Bad Institution , 08-10-22
  The Return of Black Bear Island Will Enhance the Sino-Russia Relationships , 08-10-15
  China and New Balance of Power , 08-10-03
  How to understand U.S.'s Fuction? , 08-09-24
  Beijing's Perspective: Sino-U.S. Relations and the 2008 Presidential Election , 08-09-23
  The New Cold War Begins , 08-09-19
  Preserving in the Form of  Memorial , 08-09-16
  New Cold War Era , 08-09-09
  Preventing the Nuclear Threat,but not the Diffuseion , 08-09-07
  The Biggist Loser is Mikheil Saakashvili Who Turns a Deaf Ear to National Interest , 08-08-28
  Hidden Intentions Are Revealed in the End (2) , 08-08-27
  A Feast Never Ends , 08-08-25
  DPRK and U.S. Stack up Against Again , 08-07-10
  Pyongyang 'Blowing Down the Cooling Tower' Is Action of Nuclear Arms Control; Whether Heading Toward Nuclear Disarmament Depends on the Declared Goods , 08-06-28
  Frantic Petroleum , 08-06-20
  The First Black Presidential Candidate of America May Bring Big Changes , 08-06-04
  Against All about China', What does Pelosi Want to Do? , 08-04-14
  Gains and Losses for the Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War , 08-03-31
  Politics, Power and Human Nature , 08-03-24
  Advocating Criticism and Self-criticism , 08-03-21
  US defense report once again fails to convince , 08-03-18
  Old Man, Black Man, Woman: Who will be the Last Winner - the American Presidental Election in My View , 08-03-10
  What will brings from the 'music diplomacy'between DPRK and U.S. , 08-03-09
  NATO: an Unvoluntary League? , 08-03-06
  Beijing Olympics and Darfur Issue , 08-03-03
  Beijing Olympics: Opportunities for Human Rights , 08-02-27
  De-emphasizing the Nuclear Weapons , 08-02-27
  The Election also about Revamping Taiwan's Economy , 08-02-20
  A democratic experiment in China , 08-02-15
  Recent Evolution of China-Pakistan Relations: The Nuclear and Security Dimension , 08-01-31
  Nuclear Energy is No Solution , 08-01-27
  Bye-Bye Nuclear Weapons , 08-01-25
  Interpreting the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran , 08-01-23
  Interpreting the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran , 08-01-16
  A Trust-enhancing Visit - Refelction after Meeting with Admiral Keating , 08-01-16
  Difficult to be Prominent Until the Last Year of Diplomatic Campaign , 08-01-10
  There is a lot of Difficulties about North Krea Nuclear Issues , 08-01-08
  The World Economic Tendency in 2008 , 08-01-07
  Edging 2008 , 08-01-01
  America's Intelligence Agency Rediscovers Its Specialist Path , 07-12-27
  Iran's Reckless Move , 07-11-27
  The Cost of 'Democracy'¡± , 07-10-29
  First Page of the Strong-Man Diplomacy , 07-10-17
  It Is America Itself That the University President Humiliated , 07-10-01
  Toughness of Teheran Does Not Touch the Base Line , 07-09-24
  Foresight or fantasy? A review of 'Current Trends and the World of 2020' , 07-08-18
  American Military Spending Climbs to New Heights , 07-08-09
  Nuclear Politics in North Korea Begins to Show Some Effects , 07-08-01
  Why Is America So Interested In Researching China? , 07-07-10
  Anti Nuclear-Terrorism Could Resort to Law , 07-06-15
  The Logic Behind U.S. Publication of'Chinese Military Power Report' , 07-05-29
  Hegemonic Logic in the US's issue of Annual Report on Military Power of the PRC , 07-05-19
  China's Influence In Need of Effective Management , 07-03-13
  Better to Be in Talk than in Impasse , 07-01-27
  Nuclear Problem of Iran, To Strive for A Win-win Solution through Rational Cooperation , 06-12-28
  To Administrate Assortatively, New Features in Sino-America Relations , 06-12-20
  Nuclear Problem of North Korea: To Create Conditions for the Restart of Talks , 06-11-29
  Reasons for Believing in China , 06-11-23
  How Can We Thank The Africa , 06-10-30
  The America Bucks for Initiative by the Nuclear Test of North Korea , 06-10-26
  Japan Would Not Develop Nuclear Weapon for the Present , 06-10-25
  The Nuclear Problem of North Korea: International Cooperation Is the Right Way to Security , 06-10-23
  America Begins to Beware of Right-Wing Tendencies in Japan , 06-09-28
  To Strive for Substantial Results in Sina-U.S. Relations , 06-09-22
  Peace Is Still the 'Basic Facet' , 06-09-20
  Toughness of Iran Is of Sophisticated Calculation , 06-09-07
  To Reflect on the Pan-Internationalization of Terrorism , 06-09-04
  The World from Disorder to Order , 06-08-27
  To Suspend And to End , 06-08-25
  Who Is the Winner in Israel-Lebanon Conflicts? , 06-08-24
  Is Japan Still A Democratic State? , 06-08-11
  a World from Chaotic to Ordered , 06-08-04
  Can Alliances Combat Contemporary Threats? , 04-03-17
  Behind the Iran Nuclear Transparency---Wen Hui Daily 2003.10.27 , 03-10-27
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