Wrenn Yennie Lindgren

Wrenn Yennie Lindgren

Associate Fellow

Wrenn Yennie Lindgren is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and a Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). She specializes in the politics and foreign policy of Japan, international relations in East Asia, East Asian states` interests in the Arctic, and traditional and non-traditional security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Her current research focuses on political power repertoires.

Yennie Lindgren is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Stockholm University and holds master's degrees in International Policy Studies (Monterey Institute of International Studies, U.S.) and Asia and Middle East Studies (University of Oslo). She was also a visiting graduate student at Waseda University`s Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS) in Tokyo from 2009-2010. Yennie Lindgren has previously held research positions at the Centre for Asian Security Studies at the Norwegian Institute of Defense Studies (IFS), United Nations University - Tokyo, the U.S Embassy - Tokyo and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, CA.

Areas of expertise

East Asia, security policy, Japan, diplomacy, the Arctic, energy

Selected publications

Yennie Lindgren, Wrenn and Petter Lindgren. Forthcoming. “Identity Politics and the East China Sea: China as Japan’s Other”, Asian Politics & Policy.

Yennie Lindgren, Wrenn and Nina Græger. 2018. “The Challenges and Dynamics of Alliances: Norway, NATO and the High North” in Global Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century (Michael Wesley, Ed), ANU Press.

Yennie Lindgren, Wrenn and Petter Lindgren. 2016. Kampen om idémessige forklaringer på japansk sikkerhetspolitikk: Kina i Japans identitetskonstruksjon" [The Struggle of Ideational Explanations of Japanese Security Policy: China in Japan’s Identity Construction], Internasjonal Politikk 16:3, 1-21.

Lindgren, Petter and Wrenn Yennie Lindgren. 2015. “Studiet av Japans sikkerhetspolitikk: 3. generasjons forklaring på stabilitet og endring etter den kalde krigen” [A study of Japanese Security Policy: the 3rd generation’s explanation of stability and change after the Cold War], Internasjonal Politikk 15:3, 432-440.

Solli, Per Erik, Elana Wilson Rowe and Wrenn Yennie Lindgren. 2013. “Coming into the cold: Asia’s Arctic Interests,” Polar Geography 36(4), 253-270.

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