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Marinko Bobic

  • PhD
  • Contributing Analyst
  • Wikistrat Inc.
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Research interests

DiplomacyInternational RelationsThe BalkansFormer Soviet UnionGeopoliticsAsymmetric Conflict

About

Marinko Bobić is currently a PhD student in International Studies at the University of Trento, Italy. Having grown up in warn-torn Balkans during the 1990s, he developed a particular curiosity for understanding political events. His thematic areas of expertise are geopolitics and foreign policy, especially security. By geographical coverage, he has mostly focused on the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, and occasionally the Middle East and North America. His dissertation focuses on asymmetric warfare, specifically on understanding why states and state-like entities choose to militarily challenge much more powerful opponents. He already holds an MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy (Leiden University, Netherlands) and a BA in Political Science (Simon Fraser University, Canada). Marinko has worked for the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, several NGOs, and as a contributing analyst for a private consulting firm. He has published a book Words or Swords: Russia’s Strategies in Handling its Territorial Disputes, and several short articles published by sources such as the Atlantic Sentinel and the Geopolitical Monitor. Marinko is fluent in the Western-Balkan languages and English.

Followers (2)

  • Antonio Moneo

    Antonio MoneoInter-American Development Bank

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Following (2)

  • Antonio Moneo

    Antonio MoneoInter-American Development Bank

  • JG Cl

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Publications (5)

  • Congruous or Conflicting? Great Power Configurations in the Balkans

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  • Insurgencies, Civil Wars and International Support: Reassessing Evidence of Moral Hazard from the Balkans

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  • Transnational organised crime and terrorism: Nexus needing a human security framework

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  • Words or Swords: Russia's Strategies in Handling its Territorial Disputes

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  • Israel and the Syrian Civil War

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Professional experience

Contributing Analyst

Wikistrat Inc.

November 2011 - Present

Administrative Assistant

Citizenship and Immigration

September 2008 - January 2009(4 months)

Education history

PhD International Studies

Università degli Studi di Trento - University of Trento

October 2012 - July 2014(2 years)

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Leiden University

August 2010 - April 2012(2 years)

Specialized courses

Netherlands Institute for International Relations 'Clingendael'

September 2010 - January 2011(4 months)

Bachelor of Arts

Simon Fraser Univeristy

September 2005 - April 2010(5 years)