Nebojša Vuković joined the Institute for International Politics and Economics in August 2016. His main areas of academic interests are geopolitics, geostrategy, political geography, American global strategy, conflicts in the Balkans, foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Vuković obtained his doctor’s degree at the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, in 2011 with focus on theoretical directions in Russian geopolitical thought. Nebojša earned his Master’s degree at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, in 2006, with thesis on theoretical work of Nicholas Spykman. He graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad in 1998. He worked as a Philosophy teacher in secondary schools until 2016. Nebojša Vuković authored monographic study The Logic of an Empire: Nicholas Spykman and contemporary American Geopolitics and a dozen of research papers in the fields mentioned above.