Gregory Kulacki

China Project Manager

Media Contact

Gregory Kulacki is an expert on cross-cultural communication between the United States and China. Since joining UCS in 2002, he has promoted dialogue between experts from both countries on nuclear arms control and space security and has consulted with Chinese and U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the U.S. House China Working Group, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the U.S. National Academies, NASA, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Over the last decade, Kulacki has been cited by a number of U.S. and Chinese news organizations, including the Christian Science Monitor, Nature, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, and Washington Times.

Dr. Kulacki, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years. Prior to joining UCS, he served as an associate professor of government at Green Mountain College, director of external studies at Pitzer College, and director of academic programs in China for the Council on International Educational Exchange.

Dr. Kulacki earned a doctorate degree in political theory and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Maryland in College Park. He also completed graduate certificates in Chinese economic history and international politics at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Selected publications

Kulacki, G. 2021. The Nuclear Deterrence Strategy of the US-Japan Alliance is Failing but Can Be Fixed. Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament (August).

Kulacki, G. 2020. The super weapon, the paper tiger and Godzilla: a trilateral dialogue on nuclear weapons. China Int Strategy Rev. 2, (November): 217–231.

Kulacki, Gregory. 2020. Nuclear Weapons in the Taiwan Strait. Nagasaki University.(July)

Kulacki, Gregory, Jennifer Knox, Miyako Kurosaki. 2021. Japan Is Not an Obstacle to a US “No-First-Use” Policy. Union of Concerned Scientists. (July)

Kulacki, G. 2015. Japan and Hair-Trigger Alert. Union of Concerned Scientists. (July): 1-10.

Kulacki, G. 2015. China's Nuclear Weapons Strategy. Union of Concerned Scientists. (July): 1-8.

Kulacki, G. 2014. Chinese Concerns About U.S. Missile Defense. Union of Concerned Scientists. (July): 1-7.

Kulacki, G. 2014. An Authoritative Source on China’s Military Space Strategy. Union of Concerned Scientists. (March): 1-13.

Kulacki, G. 2013. Strategic Options for Chinese Space Science and Technology. Union of Concerned Scientists. (November): 1-15.

Kulacki, G and Lewis, J. 2012. No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Issues and Answers in the U.S.-China Nuclear Dialogue. Foreign Affairs Review 29, no. 5 (September): 95-101

Kulacki, G. 2011. Chicken and Ducks: the U.S.-China Nuclear Dialogue. Arms Control Today 41 (October): 15-20

Kulacki, G. 2011. US and China Need Contact, Not Cold War. Nature 474 (June): 444-445

Kulacki, G. 2010. Chinese Intentions in Space: A Historical Perspective for Future Cooperation. Space and Defense 4, no 1: 101-113

Kulacki, G and Lewis J. 2009. A Place for One’s Mat: China’s Space Program, 1956-2003. American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kulacki, G and Lewis J. 2008. Understanding China’s Anti-Satellite Test. The Nonproliferation Review 15 (July): 335-347

Kulacki, G. 2008. A Space Race with China. Harvard Asia Pacific Review 9.2: 12-15