Regional Security Knowledge Hub

Regional Security Knowledge Hub (RSKH) is an interactive portal envisaged as a knowledge hub and a reference point for various aspects of regional security theory and practices.

The RSKH is integrated with the CIS-FPS academic web domain that encompasses its research and publishing activities. This includes political, economic, environmental, societal and military aspects of regional security. The project’s scope corresponds to the comprehensive, broadened and widened concept of security that is the standard in the contemporary academic study in International Security Studies as a subfield of International Relations, as well as in the practice of international organizations such as the UN and the OSCE.

The OSCE mission to Serbia has been co-operating with the Faculty of Political Science for more than a decade. The cornerstone of this co-operation has been the Mission’s support for the scholarship program for security-related MA and PhD studies at the Faculty, a part of the education component of the project Consolidating the democratization process in the security sector in Serbia.

Until now, the Mission covered the costs of more than 100 scholarships for young Serbian citizens. In 2015, the Mission created the Alumni Network of scholarship recipients in order to provide more opportunities for academic development and interaction. Another complementary activity within the project is support for the Journal of Regional Security, as the flagship publication of the Faculty, which often includes world of the members of the Alumni Network.

In order to enhance visibility/increase the reach of the Journal of Regional Security and provide more opportunities for academic and policy discussion on security issues, the Mission supports the development of the online platform entitled Regional Security Knowledge Hub (hereinafter referred to as RSKH).

The leader of the project is the Center for International Security of the Faculty of Political Science (CIS-FPS) at the Faculty of Political Science (FPS) which co-publishes Journal of Regional Security with the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), and being supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

The RSKH shall address the need for a reliable source of scholarly knowledge and information with an ambition to foster an epistemic community for regional security questions and policy-relevant knowledge. This is to be done via two distinct streams of knowledge resources that are bounded by our goal to engage our key beneficiaries, the global community of scholars and students, in the dialogue about regional security dynamics and theory around the world. In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for online platforms for exchange among scholars and students has been massive.

Marko Kovačević

Project Coordinator

Marko Kovačević holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from, and is currently Teaching Assistant at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. His doctoral dissertation deals with identity-role construction in the foreign and security policies of small states at the United Nations.

His research interests concern IR theory, international security studies and foreign policy analysis – with the focus on comparative regionalisms, statebuilding and various forms of state agency and practices within the UN system.

Most recently, his articles have been published in Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Journal of Contemporary European Studies and Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal. Marko is a co-editor of Journal of Regional Security and member of ISA, ACUNS, EISA and ECPR.

Tijana Rečević

Assistant Project Coordinator

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.

Ognjen Radosavljević


Ognjen Radosavljević is an MA student in International Security at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, where he finished his undergraduate studies in International Studies.

Ognjen has several-year experience in journalism as a TV host at Balkan info and Objektiv.

Aneta Šamanc


Aneta Šamanc is a Ph.D. Candidate in International and European Studies at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science.

She graduated from the Department of Iberian Studies, Group for Spanish language and Hispanic literatures at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, where later on she earned her master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature.

At the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science, she acquired her master’s degree in International Politics. Currently, she serves as an editorial assistant at Journal of Regional Security.

Marko Žunjić


Marko Žunjić is graduate student of International Studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade.

His interests are predominantly focused on the fields of international politics, regional and national security, international law, human rights and peacebuilding. He has participated in several international projects on the promotion and protection of human rights and minorities.

He was part of several initiatives to improve youth co-operation in the Western Balkans region. During 2020 and 2021, he was in the 25th generation of interns at the Belgrade Center for Security Policy.