Filip Ejdus

Filip Ejdus is an Associate Professor in International Security at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Science. He studies how identity, memory, emotions and rationality affect security policy and international interventions, while the geographic focus of his interests are the EU, Western Balkans, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

During 2015 – 2017, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, working on a project titled Local Ownership in Security Sector Reform Activities Within CSDP Interventions of the EU.

He has published extensively in academic journals in the fields of political science, international relations and security studies. His most recent book is Crisis and Ontological Insecurity: Serbia’s Anxiety over Kosovo’s Secession (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Filip is the founder of the Center for International Security at the University of Belgrade.

Marko Kovačević

Marko Kovačević holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from, and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. His doctoral dissertation focuses on identity-role construction in the foreign and security policies of small states. His research interests broadly fit between theories of International Relations, international security studies and foreign policy analysis – with the focus on comparative regionalisms, statebuilding and various forms of state agency and practices within the United Nations system.

Most recently, his articles have been published in Journal of Intervention and StatebuildingJournal of Contemporary European Studies and Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal. He is a member of International Studies Association, Academic Council on the United Nations System, European International Studies Association, and European Consortium for Political Research. He has served as Managing Editor of Journal of Regional Security since 2012.

Tijana Rečević

Tijana Rečević is a Ph.D. candidate in International and European Studies, and a Junior Researcher at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. After obtaining BA and MA degrees in International Relations at the University of Belgrade, Tijana obtained MA in Conflict Studies from London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was awarded the Best Dissertation Award in the academic 2016/2017. Her doctoral research investigates the role of public opinion in foreign and security policy.

Through her academic publications and research projects, Tijana has acquired extensive knowledge in qualitative methods, including interviews, focus groups and ethnographic research, but she also has some experience in statistics. Tijana is skilled in using data analysis software NVivo and SPSS. In addition to her academic achievements, Tijana has work and consultancy experience with OSCE Mission to Serbia, UNHCR Representation in Serbia and EU Delegation to Serbia. She has served as Managing Editor of Journal of Regional Security since 2019. Most recently, her article has appeared in European Psychologist.

Andrej Cvetić

Andrej Cvetić (1994) is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. He is currently working as a research assistant on the project ‘Religious Group Involvement and Endorsement of Democratic Norms’, led by Dr. Gizem Arikan.

In his dissertation, Andrej deals with the influence of the electoral success of the populist right on the democratic orientations of Muslims in European countries. Andrej completed the previous levels of studies at the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Political Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade.

In his theses, he dealt with the problems of competitive authoritarian management in the security sector and the politics of Yugoslav nostalgia (for which he was awarded the annual “Dr. Zoran Đinđić” award). So far, he has published several chapters in the field of gender studies and regional security.

Aneta Šamanc