Joel Petersson Ivre is a Policy Fellow at the APLN. He received his Master’s degree from Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies for East Asian Studies and International Security and Foreign Policy, and his Bachelor's degree in Chinese Language and Culture from Stockholm University. He has held internships at East Asia Institute in Seoul and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. His research interest is East Asian security issues, with a particular focus on Chinese politics and foreign policy, and the strategic position of South Korea in East Asia. Before joining the APLN he worked as an independent researcher, writer, and freelance translator in Seoul.