Line Marie Breistrand

Research Fellow

Line Marie Breistrand is a doctoral student and works with China in international politics. In her doctoral project, she analyzes China's foreign policy using theories rooted in Chinese philosophy and strategic tradition. In her case studies, she explores methods that shed light on the relational dimensions of China's foreign policy. Geographically, her research focuses on the Nordic region and Central Asia.

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.


2018-2019 Msc. Politics of China, Department of politics, SOAS, University of London

2017-2018 PG Diploma, East China Normal University

2015 Visiting Student, Political Science and Contemporary China Studies, School of International Studies, Nottingham University Ningbo, China

2013-2017 BA Peace and Conflict Studies, Oslo Nye University College

Work Experience

2021- Research Fellow, NUPI

2020-2021 Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

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