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Marinko Bobic

  • PhD
  • Lecturer
  • Leiden University Institute of Security and Global Affairs
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European Journal of Political Research

External reviewer

2017 - Present

Recent publications

  • Persistence of the Italian Mafia

  • Words or Swords

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Professional experience


Leiden University Institute of Security and Global Affairs

October 2016 - Present

Senior Researcher

Centre for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies

July 2016 - July 2017(a year)

Contributing Analyst & Supervisor


November 2011 - July 2016(5 years)

Administrative Assistant

Citizenship and Immigration

September 2008 - January 2009(4 months)


PhD International Studies

Università degli Studi di Trento - University of Trento

October 2012 - July 2014(2 years)

PhD Guest Researcher

Free University Amsterdam Department of Political Science and Public Administration

October 2013 - March 2014(5 months)

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Leiden University

August 2010 - April 2012(2 years)

Bachelor of Arts

Simon Fraser Univeristy

September 2005 - April 2010(5 years)


Marinko Bobic has most recently been working as a lecturer at the Institute of Security & Global Affairs, Leiden University. He holds a PhD degree in International Studies from the University of Trento, Italy, as well as an MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University. Prior to this most recent post, he has been working as a freelance consultant for the Centre for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies, as well as Wikistrat. Marinko has several prominent publications, including books, book chapters and academic articles, focusing on issues such as Russia's territorial disputes, geopolitics, organised crime, terrorism, great power politics, asymmetric conflict, development, strategy, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. These constitute his main scholarly interests. As a geopolitical analyst, Marinko has worked both for governmental and non-governmental organisations, providing practical policy analysis, scenario analysis, crowdsourced consultancy, supervision, and war-games. He speaks fluent English and Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian, but also has a basic understanding of Russian and Italian.


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