Research Fellow, Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

Research Interests:
  • 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.

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By: Marc JULIENNE, Head of China Research at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.

When politics catches up to the economy. In the wake of the EU-China summit, what can we expect from the bilateral relations? 2020 was supposed to be the year of EU-China relations. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has quickly disrupted the positive expectations.

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