About the Editor of OtC, Marc Lanteigne

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Originally from Montréal, Canada, I’m the editor of OtC, Dr Marc Lanteigne (兰马克) (Ph.D. McGill University, Montréal). I’m currently living and working in that unsung Arctic country (New Zealand). I am a lecturer and researcher in politics and international relations (China, East Asia, Polar Regions) at Massey University, Auckland. I have previous teaching and research experience in Canada, China, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and have taught courses in international relations and comparative politics, including Asia and Europe. I have guest lectured as well on Arctic and Antarctic issues in China, Japan, North America and Western Europe.

Giving a guest lecture on China’s developing polar policies at the Bookworm, Beijing, July 2017.

I’m the author of several articles on Chinese and East Asian politics and foreign policy, as well as the book Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction, which had its third edition published in 2016 and with a fourth edition in preparation for early 2019. I have been interviewed on Arctic and polar affairs by The New York Times, Associated Press, Agence-France-Presse, South China Morning Post, as well as by news services from China, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway. and Switzerland.

During the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to present my recent research at international and regional conferences including the International Studies Association, the Arctic Circle, Arctic Frontiers, the High North Dialogue and the China-Nordic Arctic Research Council, and am an adjunct researcher as the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. I have conducted research and fieldwork in numerous parts of the Arctic and Northern Europe, including Alaska, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as Northern Canada, as well as in China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.

Among my most recent Arctic-related publications available online are the following:

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

Northern Crossroads: Sino-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic,’ National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), 27 March 2018.

China’s Polar Push: A Conversation with Marc Lanteigne,’ China Power Project, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Washington DC), 28 February 2018.

(with Mingming Shi), ‘China Stakes Its Claim to the Arctic,’ The Diplomat, 29 January 2018.

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. Full volume (open access) available at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-69790-1

‘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 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.

Who Benefits From China’s Belt and Road in the Arctic?The Diplomat, 12 September 2017.

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

China Loops the Arctic Into Its Belt and Road Vision,Arctic Deeply, 30 June 2017.

Keeping the Gunpowder Dry,Arctic Deeply, 6 March 2017.

‘Not Stopping Cold: China’s Emerging Strategies in the Arctic,’ Note d’actualité n°13/16 de l’Observatoire de la Chine, cycle 2016-2017 December 2016. [pdf file here]

‘One of Three Roads: The Role of the Northern Sea Route in Evolving Sino-Russian Strategic Relations,’ NUPI Policy Brief 2(2015). [pdf file here]


The iconic ‘Ragged Ass Road’, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. [Photo by Marc Lanteigne]