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

Research Interests:
  • Foreign policy: China and its neighborhood, EU-China relations, US-China relations
  • Defense and security policy: military modernization, naval strategy, deterrence, counterterrorism
  • Domestic policy and the evolution of the national security apparatus
  • China in the space and quantum competition



Marc Julienne is Head of China Research within the Centre for Asian Studies of the French institute of international relations (IFRI). He mainly focuses on China’s foreign, security and defense policy, as well as on domestic affairs.

He has a PhD in political science and international relations from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris).

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).

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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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