Vuk Vuksanovic

Vuk Vuksanovic

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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English, Serbian
Key Expertise
Serbia, Balkans, geopolitics/foreign policy Russia and West, Turkey, China

About me

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, holds BA and MA degrees in international politics from Faculty of Political  Science, University of Belgrade, and an MSc degree in Theory and History of International relations at the LSE. I worked for five years with several NGO’s in Serbia, two years as a diplomat in Serbian Foreign Ministry, and two years as political risk consultant before commencing my PhD at the LSE. During my time in consultancy and governmental sector I have dealt with great power politics in several regions, ranging from the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East. I also have a professional history of conducting research and analysis on foreign and security policies of Russia, China and the US. I provided media commentary in English and Serbian on all of these issues. Since April 2020, I am an associate at LSE IDEAS, LSE's foreign policy think tank and the world's best university-affiliated think tank of 2019.

Research topic

Neoclassical Realism, Political Parties and Foreign Policy Balancing Act: Serbia Between Russia and the West Since 2008

My PhD is on Serbian balancing act between Russia and the West since 2008, where I find intersection between Serbian domestic politics and wider relationship between Russia and the West. My research deals with geopolitics and foreign policy of great powers, particularly in the Balkans, but have a professional history of conducting analytical and research work on geopolitics of other regions as well.

Academic supervisor

Dr Spyros Economides


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Expertise Details

Serbia; Balkans; geopolitics and foreign policy of Russia and the West; Turkey; China; Iran

My research