Li Bin is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist and expert on nuclear disarmament, his research focuses on China’s nuclear and arms control policy and on U.S.-Chinese nuclear relations.
Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment, Li was a professor of international relations at Tsinghua University, where he was the founding director of the Arms Control Program at the Institute of International Studies. He previously directed the arms control division at the Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, where he also served as executive director of the Program for Science and National Security Studies. Li was a Social Science Research Council–MacArthur Foundation Peace and Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University.
In 1996, Li joined the Chinese delegation on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty negotiations.
Li is the author of Arms Control Theories and Analysis and co-editor of Strategy and Security: A Technical View. He has also been published in numerous academic journals, including the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today, Jane’s Intelligence Review, and Science & Global Security.
A member of the Board of Directors of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association and the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association, Li also serves on the boards of several international journals, including Science & Global Security, Nonproliferation Review, and China Security.