Mladen Lišanin

Iskustvo

Researcher

Institute for Political Studies

2010-

Research Trainee

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

2010

Education

Department of international and European studies of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University

PhD candidate

-

Department of international and European studies of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University

MA

2015

Department of international and European studies of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University

BS

2010

Mladen Lišanin is a Research Assоciate at the Institute for Political Studies, Editorial Secretary of the journal Serbian Political Thought (English edition). His research covers international relations (particularly IR theory), international security and Serbian foreign policy, with academic papers on these topics presented at domestic and international scientific conferences and published in journals and proceedings in Serbia and abroad. His professional training was conducted at the European department of Johns Jopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy (2018). He is a European Forum Alpbach alumnus (2011) and OSCE Mission to Serbia doctoral scholarship holder (2016-2017 and 2017-2018). Mladen is a Member of International Political Science Association (IPSA), International Studies Association (ISA), European International Studies Association (EISA), and European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) where he takes part in the work of the Council of the Consortium on behalf of Institute for Political Studies.

PERIODICS

Sanctions as an Ambiguous Tool of Economic Statecraft: The Case of Russia Post-2014

Trade and financial sanctions are regularly considered one of the most widely employed tools of economic statecraft, although their efficiency is occasionally disputed. In academic literature and political practice alike, it is often claimed that they can effectively be used to influence a particular state’s behavior and shape international political outcomes. Even the potential for sanctions to be imposed is sometimes enough to produce the wanted consequences. Some conditions are previously required, though, in order for sanctions to work. They pertain to the level of balance between the actors’ capabilities and vested interests. In the case of sanctions imposed to Russian Federation by a large number of Western countries, the conditions have clearly not been met. Given that the purpose of sanctions imposed is not to affect the targeted state’s economy, but to influence its behavior, it may well be stated that the tool has not been successfully used. Also, within the current, ever-larger global interdependence, the consequences produced by international sanctions have backfired and hampered the economies of many of the European Union member states, thus creating blocks of opposition within the Western club and demonstrating the ambiguity of the tool itself. It all goes to show that the way of handling the Ukraine crisis, regarding its reliance on international sanctions, was flawed. As such, it is not only significant as a roadmap of how not to handle international conflicts, but as a potentially valuable case study in the future economic statecraft textbooks

PERIODICS

The Globalization of International Society

Book review : Tim Dunne & Cristian Reus-Smit (eds.) The Globalization of International Society. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2017.

 

PERIODICS

What Is the Obama Doctrine, and Has There Ever Been One?

Review essay: David Unger, „The Foreign Policy Legacy of Barack Obama“, The International Spectator, 51(4), 2016, pp. 1-16.

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Srpska politička misao: Posebno izdanje [special issue] (Edited by Đorđe Stojanović and Dušan Pavlović); Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, 2014.

Journal review: Srpska politička misao: Posebno izdanje [special issue] (Edited by Đorđe Stojanović and Dušan Pavlović); Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, 2014.

PERIODICS

Dejana Vukčević L’émergence d’une Europe de la défense: difficultés et perspectives. Editions universitaires européennes, 2010

Book review: Dejana Vukčević L’émergence d’une Europe de la défense: difficultés et perspectives. Editions universitaires européennes, 2010, 628p.

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