Nikola Pijovic

Nikola Pijovic

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, as well as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia’s Africa Research & Engagement Center. I was previously a Lecturer in International Relations at Queen's University Belfast.

My research focus is broad, interdisciplinary, and geared towards empirical and policy relevance. In addition to my academic output, I regularly contribute expert commentary and briefings to policy makers and diplomats on Australia’s foreign, aid and strategic policy.

My current research revolves around cyber security policy in the Anglosphere (Five Eyes community), and Australian foreign policy.

My project on cyber security policy in the Anglosphere (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand) examines how Anglosphere countries seek to shape global cyber security norms.

My project on Australian foreign policy examines the role of pressure/interest groups and their lobbying in the making of Australian foreign policy, as well as the quality of Australia's foreign policy since the end of the Cold War.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Mickler, D., & PijoviĆ, N. (2020). “There are No Votes in Africa”?: Australia, Africa and the UN Security Council. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 66(1), 130-148.
    2020 Pijovic, N. (2020). How States Order the World: A Typology of "Core" and "Peripheral" Foreign Policy. FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS, 16(3), 504-514.
    2016 Pijovic, N. (2016). The Liberal National Coalition, Australian Labor Party and Africa: two decades of partisanship in Australia’s foreign policy. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70(5), 541-562.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2015 Mickler, D., & Pijovic, N. (2015). Engaging an Elephant in the Room? Locating Africa in Australian Foreign Policy. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(1), 100-120.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2014 Pijovic, N. (2014). To be or not to be: Rethinking the possible repercussions of Somaliland's international statehood recognition. African Studies Quarterly, 14(4), 17-36.
    2014 Pijovic, N. (2014). The Commonwealth: Australia’s Traditional ‘Window’ into Africa. Round Table, 103(4), 383-397.
    DOI Scopus3
    2013 Pijovic, N. (2013). Seceding but not Succeeding: African International Relations and Somaliland’s lacking international recognition. Croatian International Relations Review, 19(68), 73-105.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2019 Pijovic, N. (2019). Australia and Africa A New Friend from the South?. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

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