Igor KovacThe Center for Peace and Security Studies The Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy
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Igor Kovac obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, and is a Visiting Scholar at The Center for Peace and Security Studies and a Fellow at The Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy. He also served as a Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia.
April 2020 - present
The Office of the Prime Minister
August 2018 - July 2020
Institute for Security and Conflict Studies
- PhD Student
The research identifies geographic proximity as the crucial driving force behind state behavior in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Looking at both stages of the UPR mechanism, we pose two questions: what best explains states issuing human rights recommendations and what best explains states accepting those recommendations? Our model controls f...
This book is a translation and celebration of Slovenian politician France Bučar’s seminal work. Divided into two parts, the book first contains several studies of Bučar’s arguments. As Bučar applied his system theory to a variety of issues, so too the conglomerate of scholars and issues critically assessed is interdisciplinary, ranging from politic...
This article argues in favour of a coherent and active European Union foreign policy based on the idea of 'geopolitical ethics'. In the first part of the article, the situation of the international system since 1990 is outlined. It seems that after the financial crisis of 2008 the world has lost its global governor - the USA - and thus plunged into...
The end of the Cold War is one of the milestones in the history of international relations. The bipolar world order disappeared; yet, what has replaced it is up for discussion. Several different assumptions of the power structure of the post-Cold War international system have arisen; however, all of them underestimated some factors and overestimate...
The idea of declinism of the US had emerged in every decade after the World War Two and so it was as well after the end of the Cold War. The article argues that such a phenomenon may be attributed to the nature of the international system, where through the globalization the US enables ‘the rest’ to grow on its expense. China and other export led e...