Mr. Jacopo Polverino was an intern with ISDP’s Stockholm China Center through the autumn of 2020. He is currently completing his master’s degree in European and International Relations at the University of Trento, Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political, Social and International Science from the University of Bologna, Italy. Mr. Polverino previously spent six months in China studying at Zhejiang University Chinese diplomacy and foreign policy. His main research interests are maritime security and international law in the South China Sea as well as analyzing the growing Chinese interest in the Arctic.