Iselin Stensdal is a research fellow and director of the Global Programmeat the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. She has a Master degree in Asian Studies from the University of Oslo, Norway (2010) and also studied Chinese at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. As part of the Asi Arctic programme she covers extractive industries in the Arctic, and has also completed quantified surveys of the Asian countries' Arctic research. Her research areas include Chinese environmental and climate policy, Chinese energy security policy and Asian interest in the Arctic. Her publication includes Asian Countries and the Arctic Future ( 2016, Singapore, World Scientific Publishing). She is also a visiting scholar at the Nordic Centre Fudan University.