Milan Igrutinović PhD

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milan.igrutinovic[at]ies.rs
milan.igrutinovic[at]gmail.com

Milan Igrutinovic (1981) – PhD in history (University of Belgrade), currently working as a Research Associate at the Institut za evropske studije [Institute for European Studies], Belgrade. His research is related to topics of foreign security and defence policies of the European Union and Serbia, and of history of Yugoslavia. His recent publications cover the topic of Serbian strategic culture, reforms of the EU’s defence and foreign policy sector. His current projects are centred on Western Balkans integration into the EU, Serbia’s relations with its neighbours and historical relations between socialist Yugoslavia and European Community.

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PERSONAL DETAILS:
Date of Birth: December 28, 1981
Place of Birth: Šabac, Serbia
Citizenship: Serbian

EDUCATION

• Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
PhD in History
November 2018
Dissertation Title: Yugoslav – American Economic Relations (1954-1968)
Brief Synopsis: Overview and analysis of bilateral economic relations in the given period, with focus on the impact of US economic aid, Yugoslav political economy development and bilateral political ties in the Cold War context.

• Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
BA in History
September 2007
Thesis: Tito’s Visit to Nixon in 1971 in the Light of Yugoslav-American Relations

EMPLOYMENT

• Researcher / Research Associate
Institute for European Studies, Belgrade
2010—Present
International Relations, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, EU enlargement process and Serbia’s EU integration, Yugoslavia, EU and Cold War history

• Researcher
Trend Consulting Ltd
2007—2010
Research, analysis and business intelligence in IT sector

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

• 2016 – ongoing – expert member of the National Convention on the EU – Working Group for Foreign, Security and Defence Policy (Chapter 31)
The Working Group monitors the progress of EU accession process related to Chapter 31; it helps the National Assembly in related tasks, takes part in preparing strategic documents and provides expert analyses and input.

• 2020 – Security and Legal Impacts of Strengthened Border Protection in Western Balkans: Lessons Learned from 2015 and 2016
partner country co-director for the NATO SPS Advanced Research Workshop project (SPS.ARW.G5719)

• 2018-19 Project Towards the Lasting Resolution of Open Disputes between Serbia and its Neighbours
Researcher for the Center for Applied European Studies, Belgrade.

• 2018 Project The European Answer to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative
Senior Researcher for the European Policy Center, Belgrade, for Think Initiative, Austria.

• 2016-17 Project Towards the New Foreign Policy Strategy of Serbia: Relations with Neighbours
Researcher for the Center for Applied European Studies, Belgrade.

• 2014 – ongoing – Kultura polisa (ISSN 1820-4589) – member of the Editorial Board
• 2019 – ongoing – Međunarodni problemi (ISSN 0025-8555) – member of the Editorial Board

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs and edited volumes:

Jugoslavija i Evropska zajednica 1957-1992: zbornik dokumenata [Yugoslavia and the European Community 1957-1992: Collection of Documents]
editor, Arhiv Jugoslavije, Beograd, 2020, 672 pp.

Tri scenarija odnosa Srbije i Kosova i bezbednost Jugoistočne Evrope [Three Scenarios for Serbia and Kosovo Relations and the Security in Southeastern Europe]
with Jasna Filipović (eds.), Centar za primenjene evropske studije, Beograd, 2019, 284 pp.

Zajednička spoljna i bezbednosna politika Evropske unije: aktuelni izazovi [European Union’s Common Foreign and security Policy: Current Challenges]
with Miša Đurković (eds.), Institut za evropske studije, Belgrade, 2016, 206 pp.

Izbeglištvo u učionici: srpski studenti i đaci u Velikoj Britaniji za vreme Prvog svetskog rata [Exile in the Classroom: Serbian Students and Pupils in Great Britain during the First World War]
with Dejan Zec, Filip Baljkas and Miloš Paunović, Centar za sportsko nasleđe Jugoistočne Evrope, Belgrade, 2016, 411 pp.

Kriza Evropske unije: okviri, dometi, trendovi [Crisis of the European Union: Framework, Reaches, Trends]
with Aleksandar Gajić (eds.), Institut za evropske studije, Belgrade, 2013, 231 pp.

Forthcoming monographs:

Out of Focus: Socialist Yugoslavia and the European Community, in 2021.
Yugoslav-American Economic Relations (1945–1971), in 2021.

Journal articles and book chapters:

• “Lazar M. Kostić kao istoričar” [Lazar M. Kostić as a Historian]
in Budimir Aleksić and Miša Đurković (eds.), Lazo M. Kostić: nauka, identitet, rodoljublje, Institut za evropske studije i Institut za srpsku kulturu, Beograd, 2020, ISBN 978-86-82057-72-2, pp. 94–120.

• “Blumfildov model potkultura i moguća primena u razumevanju strateške kulture Srbije” [Bloomfield’s Model of Subcultures and Its Possible Application in Understanding Serbia’s Strategic Culture]
Vojno delo, LXXI, 8/2019, pp. 273–293. Doi: 10.5937/vojdelo1908273I

• “Regionalni pristup Trampove administracija Evropi: sanitarni kordon ka istoku i jugoistoku?” [The Trump Administration’s Regional Approach to Europe: Cordon Sanitaire to the East and South-East?]
in Vladimir Trapara and Aleksandar Jazić (eds.), Kontroverze spoljna politike SAD i međunarodnih odnosi u Trampovoj eri, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd, 2019, ISBN 978-86-7067-268-0, pp. 89–107.

• “A Historical Perspective on Distance and Global Politics as Factors of Serbian – Japanese Relations”
in Katarina Štrbac (ed.), Europe & Japan and Beyond, International and Security Affairs Centre, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-86383-32-7, pp. 59–73.

• “Izbori za evropski parlament u zemljama Beneluksa” [European Parliamentary Election in Benelux Countries]
Kultura polisa, XVI, 2019, special edition, pp. 101–116.

• “Ambivalence of the Serbian Strategic Culture”
with Milan Subotić, in Katalin Miklóssy and Hanna Smith (eds), Strategic Culture in Russia’s Neighborhood. Change and Continuity in and In-Between Space, Lexington Books, Lanham, 2019, ISBN 978-1-4985-7169-2, pp. 187–209.

• “Uticaj spoljašnjih faktora na proces evrointegracija” [The Influence of External Factors on the Euro-integration Process]
in Dragan Simić, Dejan Milenković and Dragan Živojinović (eds.), Evropa za mene: zbornik radova, Fakultet političkih nauka, Beograd, 2018, ISBN 978-86-6425-052-8, pp. 703–711.

• “Spitzenkandidaten and shifting electorates: Towards the 2019 European Parliament elections”
IRMO Brief 09/2018.

• “O shvatanju nesvrstanosti u jugoslovenskoj teoretizaciji međunarodnih odnosa” [On Understanding of Nonalignment in Yugoslav Theorization of International Relations]
Međunarodni problemi, Vol. LXX, 2018, No. 2, pp. 125–146. Doi: 10.2298/MEDJP1802125I

• “Transformacija kapaciteta zajedničke odbrane Evropske unije: pregled Akcionog plana evropske odbrane” [Transformation of Common European Union Defense Capacities: Review of European Defense Action Plan]
Međunarodni problemi, Vol. LXIX, 2017, No. 1, pp. 5–19. Doi: 10.2298/MEDJP1701005I

• “Evropska odbrambena unija – nova ideja za integraciju odbrambenih kapaciteta Evropske unije” [European Defence Union – A New Idea for Integration of European Union’s Defense Capacities]
in Miša Đurković and Milan Igrutinović (eds.), Zajednička spoljna i bezbednosna politika Evropske unije: aktuelni izazovi, Institut za evropske studije, Belgrade, 2016, pp. 110-125.

• “Jugoslovensko – francuski ekonomski odnosi 50-ih godina 20. veka” [Yugoslav – French Economic Relations in 1950s]
in Zoran Janjetović (ed.) Istraživanja mladih saradnika INIS – Istorijska tribina, 2, Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, Belgrade, 2016, pp. 139–163.

• “The Endgame of Trieste Crisis (1953-1954) and European Security Dynamics”
in Promýšlet Evropu 20. století: Konflikty beze zbraní, Matice moravská, Brno, 2016, ISBN 978-80-87709-10-8, pp. 155–172.

• “Šta posle Tita – Američki stavovi o Jugoslaviji nakon Titove smrti” [What after Tito – American Views on Yugoslavia After Titos Death]
in Milojko Budimir (ed.), Srbi u Hrvatskoj od konstitutivnog naroda do nacionalne manjine, Udruženje Srba iz Hrvatske, Institut za političke studije, Belgrade, SKD Zora, Knin, 2015, pp. 337–352.

• “Prilagođavanje srpske spoljne politike spoljnoj politici Evropske unije” [Adaptation of Serbian Foreign Policy to the Foreign Policy of the European Union]
Kultura polisa, Special Issue, 2014, pp. 73–87.

• “European Union’s Sahel Strategy – Context, Guidelines and Implementation”
The Review of International Affairs, Vol. LXV, No. 1155-1156, 2014, pp. 49–66.

• “Politika kao sudbina: prilog o pokušaju nabavke licence za mlazni borbeni avion od Francuske tokom 1950-ih godina” [Politics as Destiny: A Note on the Attempt of Purchasing a License for Combat Jet from France in 1950s]
in Dragana Marković (ed.), Sto godina srpskog vojnog vazduhoplovstva: zbornik radova, knjiga 1, Medija centar Odbrana, Belgrade, 2014, pp. 217–228.

• “U susret stogodišnjici 1914. – prilog o istoriografiji Prvog svetskog rata” [Towards the 1914 Centenary – A Note on the Historiography of the First World War]
in Milojko Budimir (ed.), Srpski narod od Sarajevskog atentata do Haškog tribunala, Udruženje Srba iz Hrvatske, Belgrade, 2014, pp. 43–56.

• “Evolucija spolјnopolitičkih i bezbednosnih institucija Evropske unije, 1950–2009” [The Evolution of Foreign Policy and Security Institutions of the European Union, 1950–2009]
with Slobodan Zečević, Kultura polisa, No. 23, 2014, pp. 51–66.

• “Spolјna politika Evropske unije: potraga za optimalnom merom” [Foreign Policy of the European Union: A Search for the Optimal Measure]
in Aleksandar Gajić and Milan Igrutinović (eds.), Kriza Evropske unije: okviri, dometi, trendovi, Institut za evropske studije, Belgrade, 2013, pp. 185–200.

• “EU, NATO and Global Power Dynamics: What Should Be in Serbia’s Focus?”
with Goran Nikolić, The Review of International Affairs, Vol. LXIV, No.1150, April-June 2013, pp. 116–133.

• “Zapadna Evropa i raspad Jugoslavije” [Western Europe and the Collapse of Yugoslavia]
in Građanski rat u Hrvatskoj, Br. 9, Udruženje Srba u Hrvatskoj, Belgrade, 2013, pp. 78–92.

• “Teorija kompleksnosti i međunarodni odnosi” [Complexity Theory and International Relations]
Razlog/Ratio – godišnjak za evropsku filozofiju i teoriju društva, 2010-2013, No. 7-9, pp. 145–159.

• “Globalni položaj EU – ekonomski i politički aspekti” [Global Position of the European Union – Economic and Political Aspects]
with Goran Nikolić, Nacionalni interes, 2012, No. 3, pp. 171–195. Doi: 10.22182/ni.1532012.8

• “Bibliografija radova o Milanu Stojadinoviću” [Bibliography on Milan Stojadinović]
in Miša Đurković (ed.) Milan Stojadinović: politika u vreme globalnih lomova, Službeni glasnik, Centar za konzervativne studije, Beograd, 2012, in. 283–290.

• “Pod plaštom Narodnog fronta: pitanje fašizma i antifašizma iz vizure KPJ sredinom 1930-ih godina” [Under the Cover of Popular Front: The Question of Fascism and Anti-fascism from the CPY View in the Middle of 1930s]
in Građanski rat u Hrvatskoj, Br. 8, Udruženje Srba u Hrvatskoj, Beograd, 2012, pp. 54–65.

• “Evropska spolјna politika na dvostrukom koloseku promena: uticaj novih institucionalnih rešenja i pitanje aktuelne globalne uloge” [European Foreign Policy on the Dual Tracks of Change: The Influence of New Institutional Solutions and the Question of Current Global Role]
Pravo i društvo, 2012, No. 1, pp. 27–40.

• “Okviri strateške kulture Evropske unije” [Framework of European Union’s Strategic Culture]
Međunarodna politika, God. LXIII, No. 1146, 2012, pp. 85–99.

• “Život i smrt Evropske odbrambene zajednice – pogled iz Beograda” [Life and Death of the European Defence Community]
Vojno-istorijski glasnik, 2011, No. 2, pp. 101–124.

REVIEWS AND CRITIQUES

• “Ekonomika političkih odluka: racionalizacija težnje ka zajedničkoj bezbednosnoj i odbrambenoj politici EU” [The Economy of Political Decisions: Rationalization of the Will for Common EU Security and Defence Policy]
Pravo i društvo, No. 2, 2012, pp. 181–186.

• “Mile Bjelajac, Gordana Krivokapić-Jović: Prilozi iz naučne kritike – Srpska istoriografija i svet” [Mile Bjelajac and Gordana Krivokapić-Jović: Contributions on Scientific Critique – Serbian Historiography and the World]
Pravo i društvo, Br. 3/4, 2011, pp. 251–254.

• “Američki Hladni rat – nesigurnost kao pokretač, osvrt na knjigu Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall, America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, London, 2009” [American Cold War – Insecurity as a Trigger]
Pravo i društvo, No. 2, 2011, pp. 241–252.

• “Laganje u međunarodnim odnosima: kako, zašto i koliko često?, osvrt na knjigu John Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics, Oxford University Press, New York, 2011” [Lying in International Relations: How, Why and How Often?]
Pravo i društvo, Br. 1, 2011, pp. 293–300.

• Peer review for academic journals Vojno delo [Military Work], Međunarodni problemi [International Problems], Kultura polisa [Culture of Polis], Godišnjak Fakulteta političkih nauka [Yearbook of the Faculty of Political Sciences], Zbornik radova Filozofskog fakulteta u Prištini [Collection of Papers of the Faculty of Philosophy in Priština]. He was a reviewer for a monograph by Igor Novaković, Stalna neutralnost u Evropi u posthladnoratovskom periodu [Permanent Neutrality in Europe in the Post-Cold War Period], Institut za evropske studije, Beograd, 2018; and for the forthcoming edited volume by Irina Milutinović (ed.), Medijska politika i evrointegracije [Media Politics and Euro-integrations], Institut za evropske studije i Hanns-Seidel Stiftung, Beograd, 2020.

• Reviewer for the project Serbia in the Crossroads between the West and the East, by the European Policy Centre, Belgrade, 2020.
• Reviewer for the project Chapters 30 and 31 Research Program, by the ISAC Fund, Belgrade, 2020.

RECENT CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

o “CFSP and the Global Pandemic: Impact on Serbia and Europe”
The International and Security Affairs Centre – ISAC Fund, 6th Annual Conference, 15-16 December 2020.

o “Evropska unija – unutrašnji i spoljašnji izazovi” [European Union – Internal and External Challenges]
Međunarodni odnosi u doba korone
Institute for European Studies online conference, 4 June 2020.

o “EU – Western Balkans Dynamics: Serbia’s Role and Perspective”
Regional cooperation and EU accession in the Balkans: prospects and challenges
National University of Public Service, Budapest, 12 December 2019.

o “NATO’s Enlargement in the Balkans: Logic, Issues and the Prospects”
Serbia’s Security Cooperation with Bulgaria, Greece and Romania in the European Integration Context
Institute for European Studies and Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Belgrade, 28 November 2019.

o “Foreign Affairs of the Western Balkans: Dancing Around the Uneven EU Perspective”
Re-thinking Turkish Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, ISAC Fond, IFRI, Alsharq Forum, Belgrade, 6–7 November 2019.

o “Regional Cooperation and the EU Enlargement”
European Academy
Albanian Institute for International Studies, Tirana, 2–5 October 2019.

o “EU’s Enlargement Policies – Chances and Obstacles for Regional Cooperation – A View from Serbia”
Croatia’s Upcoming EU Presidency – A Catalyst for South East Europe
39th Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group, Split, 26–29 September 2019.

o “Laza M. Kostić kao istoričar” [Laza M. Kostic as a Historian]
Naučno nasleđe Laza M. Kostića
Serbian Orthodox Church Parish Krtoli, Tivat, 26 August 2019.

o “Prospects for European Union’s Strategic Autonomy”
Strategic Currents 2019: European Parliament Elections and the Future of Europe
Institute of Social Studies, Belgrade, 14 June 2019.

o European Security after the End of the Cold War
European Center for Peace and Development, Belgrade, 19 May 2019.

o Europe After Brexit
European Center for Peace and Development, Belgrade, 10 May 2019.

o “Regionalna saradnja na Balkanu: razvoj, stabilnost i perspective”
[Regional Cooperation in the Balkans: Development, Stability and Perspectives]
Banja Luka – Zagreb Regional Dialogue
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Center for International Relations, Banja Luka, 25 April 2019.

o “Uncertain Enlargement Process of the European Union and Further Peripheralization of the Balkans: Three Current Trends”
The Western Balkans as “Residue” of the United Europe: “No Man’s Land” Again?
Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, 6 December 2018.
Forthcoming:

o “EU Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans”
Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 27 April 2021.

o “Russia’s Role in Serbia’s Contemporary Strategic Culture”
Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 13 May 2021.

SKILLS

Language – fluent in English, basic Russian
Computer Skills – high proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, and other relevant office, text and publishing software