Line Marie Breistrand

Research Fellow

Line Marie Breistrand is a PhD candidate working on China in international politics. Her project is looking at Chinas political efforts towards Arctic Small States with a particular focus on the Chinese united front as a key component of Chinas foreign policy instruments.

She is also involved in the projects Chinese Anger Diplomacy (ANGER), and Chinese grand strategy and use of force: Western experiences and implications for Norway. She holds a MSc. in politics of China from SOAS, University of London (2020). Throughout her academic training she has focused on Chinese political discourse (1850-2020), political communication, foreign policy, propaganda work, and Chinas global digitalisation project: The Digital Silk Road.


2020 Msc. Politics of China, Department of politics, SOAS, University of London

2018 PG Diploma, East China Normal University

2017 BA Peace and Conflict Studies, Oslo Nye University College


2021 -          Research Fellow, NUPI

2020 - 2021 Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

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