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Marc Lanteigne

Professor, Political Science

Job description

Marc Lanteigne (兰马克)

Teaching in Political Science, including international relations, comparative politics (China, Asia-Pacific, Oceania, Polar Regions), security studies and comparative political economy.

Citizenship - Canadian, also New Zealand residency

Current Research Interests

  • China (domestic and international politics) and East Asia (Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands), Polar Politics (Arctic and Antarctica)
  • Traditional / non-traditional security studies, including economic security
  • Comparative international and regional organisation, theory and practice
  • Comparative Asian approaches to international relations and international political economy

Current Projects

  • Identity-building processes and norm entrepreneurship of non-Arctic states in Arctic diplomacy
  • Comparative development of the political economy of the Belt and Road
  • Security questions of state digital currencies and cryptocurrencies within the framework of weaponised interdependence
  • Blog: Over the Circle - Arctic News and Analysis

Research Groups


Interviewed for Agence France-Presse, BBCCBC News, CNBCCNN, The Economist, The New York TimesQuartz as well as news services in Norway and elsewhere in Europe. 

Guest Courses

  • Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) - Asian Security
  • Royal Brunei Armed Forces Defence Academy - Asia-Pacific Security
  • Peking University - Asia-Pacific Security, Polar Politics
  • University of Iceland - Political Economy
  • University of Sichuan, Chengdu - International Relations

Select Fieldwork

  • Argentina (2018) - Antarctic Treaty System; Sino-Argentina relations
  • Greenland (2013) - Chinese investment politics
  • Myanmar (2014-5) China diplomacy, democratisation
  • Pacific Islands (2010-3) - China-Taiwan aid policies, regional cooperation, external cooperation (Fiji, Hawai'i, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu; also Australia)
  • Switzerland (2017-8) - Arctic politics and identity-buiding (subsequent fieldwork in Estonia, 2020)
  • Taiwan (2019) - Hybrid threats and regional security

  • Kara Kathleen Hodgson, Marc Lanteigne :
    Homesteading in the Arctic: The Logic Behind, and Prospects for, Russia’s ’Hectare in the Arctic’ Program
    The Arctic Yearbook 2022 ARKIV
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    "e-breakout"? Weaponised Interdependence and the Strategic Dimensions of China's Digital Currency
    Chinese Journal of International Politics 2022 DOI
  • Marc Lanteigne, Larissa Stünkel :
    How a German Frigate in the South China Sea May Upend Beijing-Berlin Relations
    The Diplomat 06. August 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    CPEC, Governance, and China’s Belt and Road in South Asia: The Path of Most Resistance?
    Routledge 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Great Powers in the Arctic: Changing Perspectives
    Global Asia 2020
  • Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Marc Lanteigne, Horatio Godfrey Sam-Aggrey :
    Understanding Arctic Security: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?
    Routledge 2020 DOI
  • Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Marc Lanteigne :
    The Widening Spectrum of Arctic Security Thinking
    Routledge 2020 DOI
  • Kari Aga Myklebost, Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    A Sino-Russian Arctic alliance?
    06. February 2024 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    China’s fifth research station in Antarctica sparks concerns about its ambitions
    24. February 2024
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    Congrès des "Deux sessions" : derrière un langage codé, la réalité politique chinoise
    07. March 2024
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast
    The Diplomat 21. February 2024 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    La Groenlandia vuole l’indipendenza: per staccarsi da Copenaghen punta tutto su Cina e scioglimento dei ghiacci
    11. March 2024
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    Chine : des "milices d'entreprise" pour préserver l'ordre social
    22. February 2024
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    How tensions between Russia and the West are mounting in the Arctic
    01. January 2024
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    Breaking the Ice Russia and China’s shifting relations are helping to encourage a flood of Chinese companies into the Arctic.
    25. February 2024
  • Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Marc Lanteigne :
    Asia-Arctic Diplomacy a Decade Later: What has changed?
    The Diplomat 2023
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    ‘Environmental (In)security in the Arctic: Expanding Interdisciplinary Approaches,’
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    ‘Ahakoa he iti he pounamu: Defining the “Independent” Foreign Policies of Iceland and New Zealand'
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    China’s Scientific Cooperation as Norm Entrepreneurship in the Nordic-Arctic
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    Winter is Not a Season, It’s an Occupation’ China’s Relational Approach to Science Diplomacy in the Arctic
  • Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Marc Lanteigne :
    Climate and security in the Arctic region
  • Marc Edouard Lanteigne :
    ‘Open / Closed: China After the Party Congress,’
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Arktika-väliste riikide tegevus Arktika haldamisel
    Postimees 14. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    'China and Arctic Security'
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Alle snakker om at Kina ser mot nordområdene. Men i denne arktiske hovedstaden er kineserne allerede på plass
    23. February 2021 DATA
  • Marc Lanteigne, Lauren Johnston :
    'Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters'
    Agenda - The World Economic Forum 15. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    The newest battlefield between China and the US: Antarctica
    25. June 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    What a Melting Arctic Means for the World, and the Planet
    25. May 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    The Arctic Council Goes Back to Basics
    Polar Connection 24. May 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Pressure Builds on Belarus
    26. May 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    The Arctic is not the South China Sea
    South China Morning Post/Financial Times/Hoover's Online 25. May 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    The Polar Policies in China’s New Five-Year Plan
    The Diplomat 21. March 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    China’s Arctic Security Concerns
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Taiwan’s Emerging Small State Diplomacy: The Case of St Kitts and Nevis
  • Marc Lanteigne, Larissa Stünkel :
    The Splintering of the Pacific Islands Forum – What Now?
    Institute for Security and Development Policy 29. April 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    ‘“To Tell the Story Well…”: China as an Influencer in Modern Global Politics,’
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    27. May 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    e-Breakout? China’s Digital Currency Policies and Economic Security
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Rare Earths Mining is Taking Centre Stage in Greenland’s Snap Election
    31. March 2021
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    ‘ “Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond,’ (Book Review)
    Contemporary Southeast Asia 01. October 2020 DOI
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    'Dots Not Connected: The US, Morocco, and the Potential Resumption of the Western Sahara Conflict'
    Centre for Peace Studies UiT 14. December 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Kinas ekspanderende arktiske horisont
    Nordnorsk Debatt 22. June 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    ‘Inside, Outside, Upside Down? Non-Arctic States in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses,’
    Brookings Institution Press 2020 DOI
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Defence and Direct Democracy in Switzerland'
    Centre for Peace Studies UiT 07. October 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Geopolitics Returns to Belarus
    Eastern Europe Studies Centre 14. November 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    ‘Arctic Policy after the US Election, Damage Control Ahead?’
    Eye on the Arctic 27. October 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    “Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond
    Contemporary Southeast Asia 2020 DOI
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    The Arctic – Approaching the Tipping Point
  • Marc Lanteigne :
    Chinese Interests in the Arctic
  • Marc Lanteigne, Helge Blakkisrud :
    The spiralling effects of the Sino-American trade war
    2020 ARKIV

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    Research interests

    Sample Publications


    Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge, 2009). (Second edition published January 2013, Third edition published December 2015, Fourth edition published 2019).

    Nordic-China Diplomacy ed. with Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, (New York and London: Routledge, 2017).

    China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping ed. with Miwa Hirono (London and New York: Routledge, 2012). (Paperback version, August 2014).

    The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy, ed. with André Laliberté (London and New York: Routledge, 2008); (paperback version, 2013).

    China and International Institutions: Alternate Paths to Global Power (London and New York: Routledge, 2005); (Paperback version, 2007).


    ‘The Path of Most Resistance? CPEC, Governance and China’s Belt and Road in South Asia,’ in Routledge Handbook of Autocratization in South Asia, ed. Sten Widmalm, (London: Routledge, 2021), <>.

    ‘“Not Being Absent”: China’s Polar Silk Road and the Politics of Identity,’ Research Handbook on the Belt and Road Initiative, ed. Joseph Chinyong Liow, Hong Liu and Gong Xue (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2021), 404-15.

    ‘Only Connect? The Polar Silk Road and China’s Geo-economic Policies,’ Nordic-Baltic Connectivity with Asia via the Arctic: Assessing Opportunities and Risks, ed. Bart Gaens, Frank Jüris and Kristi Raik (Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security, 2021), 107-25. <>

    ‘Inside, Outside, Upside Down? Non-Arctic States in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses,’ The Arctic and World Order, ed. Kristina Spohr, Daniel S. Hamilton and Jason Moyer, (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020), 379-404. <>.

    (with Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv and Horatio Sam-Aggrey) ‘Understanding Arctic Security: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020), 1-12. 

    (with Horatio Sam-Aggrey) Environmental Security in the Arctic: Shades of Grey?’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020), 102-13.

    ‘Concerning the Arctic as a Security Region: The Roles of China and Russia,’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020), 311-23.

    ‘The “Greenland Factor” in China’s Expanding Arctic Diplomacy,’ The Yearbook of Polar Law 10, 2018, (Leiden and Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2019), 415-26.

    ‘Russia, China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Diverging Security Interests and the “Crimea Effect”,’ Russia's Turn to the East: Domestic Policymaking and Regional Cooperation, ed. Helge Blakkisrud and Elana Wilson Rowe (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2017), 119-38. <>.

    (with Ulf Sverdrup) ‘Sino-Nordic Sub-regional Diplomacy and the “5+1” Model,’ China and Nordic Diplomacy, ed. Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Marc Lanteigne (London and New York, Routledge, 2017), 121-32.

    ‘Iceland’s Small State Diplomacy with China,’ China and Nordic Diplomacy, ed. Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Marc Lanteigne (London and New York, Routledge, 2017), 60-76.

    (with Lina A. Alexandra) ‘New Actors and Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding: The Case of Myanmar,’ Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mould? Ed. Charles T. Call, Cedric de Coning (Cham, Switzerland: SpringerLink, 2017), 191-241.

    ‘The Russian Far East and the Northern Sea Route in Evolving Sino-Russian Strategic Relations’, Huang Jing and Alexander Korolev (eds.) The Political Economy of Pacific Russia: Regional Developments in East Asia (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2017), 181-202.

    ‘Vanuatu,’ Pacific Ways: Government and Politics in the Pacific Islands, ed. Stephen Levine (2nd edition) (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2016). 261-71.

    ‘The South China Sea in China’s Developing Maritime Strategy,’ Power Politics in Asia’s Contested Waters: Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea, ed. Enrico Fels and Truong-Minh Vu (New York: Springer, 2016), 97-115.

    ‘China’s Economic Security,’ Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security, ed. Lowell Dittmer and Maochun Yu, (New York and London: Routledge, 2015), 49-63.


    ‘Great Powers in the Arctic: Changing Perspectives,’ Global Asia 15(4)(December 2020): 16-21.
    ‘“Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond,’ (Book Review), Contemporary Southeast Asia 42(3)(2020), pp. 443-5 DOI: 10.1355/cs42-3j.

    The Changing Shape of Arctic Security,' NATO Review, 28 June 2019,

    'European Troubles and Norway’s Three-Point Game,' Global Brief, 20 June 2019,

    'China's UN Peacekeeping in Mali and Comprehensive Diplomacy,' China Quarterly (March 2019),

    (with Miwa Hirono and Yang Jiang), 'China's New Roles and Behaviour in Conflict-Affected Regions: Reconsidering Non-Interference and Non-Intervention,' China Quarterly (March 2019),

    'The China–Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and Economic Identity-Building,' Journal of Contemporary China, (January 2019),

    ‘The Role of U.N. Peacekeeping in China’s Expanding Strategic Interests,’ United States Institute of Peace - Special Report (18 September 2018), <>.

    ‘Kiina kurottaa pohjoiseen,’ [‘China Reaches the North’], Ulkopolitiikka, 12 September 2018, <>.

    ‘Book Review: “China’s Soft Power Diplomacy in South Asia: Myth or Reality?” by B.M. Jain, China Quarterly 233(March 2018): 249-50.

    ‘ “The Rock That Can’t be Moved”: China’s Revised Geo-strategies in Myanmar,’ Pacific Review (December 2017), 1-19.

    ‘试析中国维和观念的演变,’ [‘Analysis of the Evolution of China's Peacekeeping Concept,’] 国际政治研究 International Political Studies – Peking University 4(September 2017): 53-67.

    ‘Walking the Walk: Science Diplomacy and Identity-building in Asia-Arctic Relations,’ Jindal Global Law Review 8(1)(April 2017): 87-101.

    ‘ “Have You Entered the Storehouses of the Snow?” China as a Norm Entrepreneur in the Arctic,’ Polar Record 53(2)(March 2017): 117-30.

     ‘Norden og Kina: «Smått er godt» Islands økonomiske diplomati med Kina,’ (“Small is Beautiful”: Iceland’s Economic Diplomacy with China,’ Internasjonal Politikk 74(3)(Autumn 2016), <>.

    ‘Choppy Waters: The “Return” of Fiji to Pacific Affairs After the 2014 Election,’ Third World Thematics: A Third World Quarterly Journal (June 2016),


    ‘The Role of China in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses,’ S+F Sicherheit und Frieden / Security and Peace 3(2015): 150-5.

    (with Su Ping) ‘China’s Developing Arctic Policies: Myths and Misconceptions,’ Journal of China and International Relations 3(1) (May 2015): 1-25.

    (with Aglaya Snetkov), ‘The Loud Dissenter and its Cautious Partner – Russia, China, and Global Governance and Humanitarian Interventions,’ International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 15(1)(January 2015): 113-46.

    ‘Fire Over Water: China’s Naval Modernisation and the Anti-Piracy Operations,’ Pacific Review 26(3)(2013): 289-312.


    [Citation] Isabelle Facon, ‘Pékin et Moscou, complices mais pas allies,’ Le Monde diplomatique, August 2018, 7-8. <>.

    ‘Zimbabwe's Election and an Uncertain Future,’ New Zealand Herald, 11 August 2018, <>.

    [Quotation] A Silk Road Through the Ice: China Wants to be a Polar Power,’ The Economist, (12 April 2018): 27-8.

    (with Mingming Shi), ‘The (Many) Roles of Greenland in China’s Developing Arctic Policy.’ The Diplomat, 30 March 2018, <>.

    ‘Northern Crossroads: China and Russia in the Arctic,’ National Bureau of Asian Research, Washington DC, 27 March 2018, <>

    ‘Trump-Kim talks: What's at Stake for New Zealand Isn't Just Peace,’ Stuff (New Zealand), 9 March 2018, <>.

    [Interview] ‘Breyttar horfur í Asíu,’ (‘Changed Outlook in Asia’), Interview for Morgunblaðið, Reykjavík, 8 March 2018, <>

    [Podcast] ‘China’s Polar Push: A Conversation with Marc Lanteigne,’ China Power Project, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, 26 February 2018, <>.


    Ph.D. (Political Science), McGill University, Montréal (2002)

    Current courses

    • STV-1005 Introduction to International Relations
    • STV-1006 Arctic Norway
    • STV-2005 Global Political Economy
    • STV-2008 International Security
    • STV-2013 Politics of China
    • STV-2047 Migration
    • STV-3076 Political Analysis

    Member of research group