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Marc Lanteigne

Førsteamanuensis - Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning


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

  • Lanteigne, Marc. CPEC, Governance, and China’s Belt and Road in South Asia: The Path of Most Resistance?. (fulltekst) Routledge 2021 ISBN 9781003042211.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Stünkel, Larissa. How a German Frigate in the South China Sea May Upend Beijing-Berlin Relations. The Diplomat 2021.
  • Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild; Lanteigne, Marc; Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey. Understanding Arctic Security: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 1 - 12.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild; Lanteigne, Marc. The Widening Spectrum of Arctic Security Thinking. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 427 - 431.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey; Lanteigne, Marc. Environmental Security in the Arctic: Shades of Grey?. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 102 - 113.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Considering the Arctic as a Security Region: The Roles of China and Russia. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 311 - 323.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Great Powers in the Arctic: Changing Perspectives. Global Asia 2020; Volum 15 (4). ISSN 1976-068X.s 16 - 21.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The China–Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and Economic Identity-Building. Journal of Contemporary China 2019; Volum 28 (118). ISSN 1067-0564.s 614 - 629.s doi: 10.1080/10670564.2018.1557949.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. China's UN peacekeeping in Mali and comprehensive diplomacy. The China Quarterly 2019; Volum 239. ISSN 0305-7410.s 635 - 655.s doi: 10.1017/S030574101800173X.
  • Hirono, Miwa; Jiang, Yang; Lanteigne, Marc. China's New Roles and Behaviour in Conflict-Affected Regions: Reconsidering Non-Interference and Non-Intervention. The China Quarterly 2019; Volum 239. ISSN 0305-7410.s 573 - 593.s doi: 10.1017/S0305741018001741.
  • Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild; Lanteigne, Marc; Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey. Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 283 - 294.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction (4th Edition). Routledge 2019 ISBN 9780429437908.
  • Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild; Lanteigne, Marc. Climate and security in the Arctic region. SVT led - Swedish Journalist/media study tour 2022-05-18 - 2022-05-18 2022.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. 'China and Arctic Security'. Webinar on ‘Transatlantic Perspectives: Security in the Changing Arctic,’ Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, 15 January 2021, 2021-01-15 - 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Arktika-väliste riikide tegevus Arktika haldamisel. Postimees 2021. ISSN 1406-0981.s doi: https://arvamus.postimees.ee/7179754/marc-lanteigne-arktika-valiste-riikide-tegevus-arktika-haldamisel.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Alle snakker om at Kina ser mot nordområdene. Men i denne arktiske hovedstaden er kineserne allerede på plass. (data) 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Johnston, Lauren. 'Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters'. Agenda - The World Economic Forum 2021.s doi: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/why-china-mauritius-trade-deal-matters/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. 太平洋岛国因中资项目而政治震荡,萨摩亚和基里巴斯的两难选择. 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Pressure Builds on Belarus. 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The Arctic is not the South China Sea. South China Morning Post/Financial Times/Hoover's Online 2021.s doi: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3134261/arctic-not-south-china-sea.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. What a Melting Arctic Means for the World, and the Planet. 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Rare Earths Mining is Taking Centre Stage in Greenland’s Snap Election. 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The Arctic Council Goes Back to Basics. Polar Connection 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Stünkel, Larissa. The Splintering of the Pacific Islands Forum – What Now?. Institute for Security and Development Policy 2021.s doi: https://isdp.eu/the-splintering-of-the-pacific-islands-forum-what-now/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. ‘“To Tell the Story Well…”: China as an Influencer in Modern Global Politics,’. Denver University 2021-05-12 - 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Taiwan’s Emerging Small State Diplomacy: The Case of St Kitts and Nevis. Taiwan 2021 Lecture Series 2021-04-29 - 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. e-Breakout? China’s Digital Currency Policies and Economic Security. Webinar on ‘China’s Domestic Transformations and Their Impacts on Global Governance 2021-02-18 - 2021-02-19 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. China’s Arctic Security Concerns. The Role of the Arctic in Recent and Future Security Challenges in the Wider North 2021-02-22 - 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The newest battlefield between China and the US: Antarctica. 2021.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The Polar Policies in China’s New Five-Year Plan. The Diplomat 2021.s doi: https://thediplomat.com/2021/03/the-polar-policies-in-chinas-new-five-year-plan/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Chinese Interests in the Arctic. Nordic-Baltic Connectivity with Asia via the Arctic - Conference (Virtual) 2020-11-10 - 2020.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Blakkisrud, Helge. The spiralling effects of the Sino-American trade war. 2020; Volum 2020 (9).
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Kinas ekspanderende arktiske horisont. Nordnorsk Debatt 2020.s doi: https://www.nordnorskdebatt.no/kinas-ekspanderende-arktiske-horisont/o/5-124-12222.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The Arctic – Approaching the Tipping Point. 2020 Riga Conference 2020-11-12 - 2020.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. “Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond. Contemporary Southeast Asia 2020; Volum 42 (3). ISSN 0129-797X.s 443 - 445.s doi: 10.1355/cs42-3j.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Defence and Direct Democracy in Switzerland'. Centre for Peace Studies UiT 2020.s doi: https://en.uit.no/nyheter/artikkel?p_document_id=702817.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Geopolitics Returns to Belarus. Eastern Europe Studies Centre 2020.s doi: https://www.eesc.lt/en/2020/11/14/marc-lanteigne-geopolitics-returns-to-belarus/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. 'Dots Not Connected: The US, Morocco, and the Potential Resumption of the Western Sahara Conflict'. Centre for Peace Studies UiT 2020.s doi: https://en.uit.no/nyheter/artikkel?p_document_id=711738.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. ‘Arctic Policy after the US Election, Damage Control Ahead?’. Eye on the Arctic 2020.s doi: https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2020/10/27/blog-arctic-policy-after-the-us-election-damage-control-ahead/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. ‘ “Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond,’ (Book Review). Contemporary Southeast Asia 2020; Volum 42 (3). ISSN 0129-797X.s 443 - 445.s doi: 10.1355/cs42-3j.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. ‘Inside, Outside, Upside Down? Non-Arctic States in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses,’. Brookings Institution Press 2020 ISBN 978-0-9997406-8-2.s 379 - 404.s doi: https://transatlanticrelations.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Arctic-and-World-Order-ch16.pdf.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Over the Circle. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Shi, Mingming. China Steps up Its Mining Interests in Greenland. The Diplomat 2019.s doi: https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/china-steps-up-its-mining-interests-in-greenland/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Is America losing out on the Northern Sea Route?. 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. China's Arctic ambitions. 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Could the Arctic chill US-China relations still further?. 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc; Shi, Mingming. A Cold Arena? Greenland as a Focus of Arctic Competition. The Diplomat 2019.s doi: https://thediplomat.com/2019/06/a-cold-arena-greenland-as-a-focus-of-arctic-competition/.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Explaining China’s Arctic Interests, the U.S.’ Efforts to Re-Engage, and the Growing Split Between the Two Countries. 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. European Troubles and Norway’s Three-Point Game. Global Brief 2019.s doi: https://globalbrief.ca/2019/06/european-troubles-and-norways-three-point-game/?fbclid=IwAR2BO84v6dj7DPd8WHh7qe2HaGJFhLZWDdt6Q7pjEJVhM14kVSx5lYjTGWs.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. The changing shape of Arctic security. NATO Review 2019. ISSN 1608-7569.s doi: https://www.nato.int/docu/review/2019/Also-in-2019/the-changing-shape-of-arctic-security/EN/index.htm.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. 'Trump wall might isolate Norway too'. (fulltekst) 2019.
  • Lanteigne, Marc. Over the Circle: Arctic Politics and Foreign Policy. (fulltekst) (prosjekt) 2017.
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    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), 194-206,<https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003042211/routledge-handbook-autocratization-south-asia-sten-widmalm>.
    ‘“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. <https://icds.ee/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ICDS_EFPI_Book_Nordic-Baltic_Connectivity_with-Asia_via_the_Arctic_Gaens_Juris_Raik_September_2021.pdf>
    ‘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. <https://transatlanticrelations.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Arctic-and-World-Order-ch16.pdf>.
    (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, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-69790-1.

    (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, https://www.nato.int/docu/review/2019/Also-in-2019/the-changing-shape-of-arctic-security/EN/index.htm.

    'European Troubles and Norway’s Three-Point Game,' Global Brief, 20 June 2019, https://globalbrief.ca/2019/06/european-troubles-and-norways-three-point-game/.

    'China's UN Peacekeeping in Mali and Comprehensive Diplomacy,' China Quarterly (March 2019), https://doi.org/10.1017/S030574101800173X.

    (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), https://doi.org/10.1080/10670564.2018.1557949.

    ‘The Role of U.N. Peacekeeping in China’s Expanding Strategic Interests,’ United States Institute of Peace - Special Report (18 September 2018), <https://www.usip.org/publications/2018/09/role-un-peacekeeping-chinas-expanding-strategic-interests>.

    ‘Kiina kurottaa pohjoiseen,’ [‘China Reaches the North’], Ulkopolitiikka, 12 September 2018, https://www.ulkopolitiikka.fi/lehti/3-2018/kiina-kurottaa-pohjoiseen/.

    ‘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), https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2017.1419276: 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), <https://tidsskriftet-ip.no/index.php/intpol/article/view/497>.

    ‘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. <https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2018/08/FACON/58982>.

    ‘Zimbabwe's Election and an Uncertain Future,’ New Zealand Herald, 11 August 2018, <https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=12104598>.

    [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, <https://thediplomat.com/2018/03/the-many-roles-of-greenland-in-chinas-developing-arctic-policy/>.

    ‘Northern Crossroads: China and Russia in the Arctic,’ National Bureau of Asian Research, Washington DC, 27 March 2018, <http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=853>

    ‘Trump-Kim talks: What's at Stake for New Zealand Isn't Just Peace,’ Stuff (New Zealand), 9 March 2018, <https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/102146500/trumpkim-talks-whats-at-stake-for-new-zealand-isnt-just-peace>.

    [Interview] ‘Breyttar horfur í Asíu,’ (‘Changed Outlook in Asia’), Interview for Morgunblaðið, Reykjavík, 8 March 2018, <https://www.mbl.is/mogginn/bladid/innskraning/?redirect=%2Fmogginn%2Fbladid%2Fgrein%2F1675217%2F%3Ft%3D261026944&page_name=grein&grein_id=1675217>

    [Podcast] ‘China’s Polar Push: A Conversation with Marc Lanteigne,’ China Power Project, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, 26 February 2018, <https://www.csis.org/podcasts/chinapower/chinas-polar-push-conversation-marc-lanteigne>.




    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

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