- China’s foreign policy
- Chinese defense and security policy (military modernization, naval strategy, deterrence, counterterrorism)
- Domestic policy and the evolution of the national security apparatus
- Defense industrial base
Marc Julienne joined the French institute of international relations (Ifri) in 2020. He mainly focuses on China’s foreign, security and defense policy, as well as on domestic policy and the evolution of the Chinese national security apparatus. He is also pursuing a PhD thesis dealing with China counterterrorism strategies at Inalco (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations). He is therefore part of the French Research Institute for East Asia (IFRAE, FRE 2025, Inalco / Paris Diderot University / CNRS).
Previously, Marc Julienne was a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS, Paris) for four years. He was an associate PhD Candidate at the Strategic Research Institute of the Ecole militaire (IRSEM, 2016-2019), and a Research Fellow at Asia Center (Paris) for two years. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS, Berlin, 2015) and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS, Shanghai, 2017). He holds a Master’s Degree in higher international studies in Chinese studies from Inalco.