Nenad Stekić, MA, Research Assistant at the Institute of International Politics and Economics, delievered a lecture on pragmatic misuse of democratic peace thesis in foreign policy of great powers, as a part of the monthly IIPE`s seminar, which examines current issues in the fields of international relations, foreign policy, international law, security studies, and international economics. The lecturer examined the use of theoretical constructs in the legitimisation of foreign policy practices, as well as the misuse of democratic peace thesis on examples of interventions in Iraq and the FR Yugoslavia.