Dragan Bakić, PhD

senior research associate

Contact: dragan.bakic@bi.sanu.ac.rs

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Dragan Bakić graduated from the Department of History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade (2005), and received his PhD from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), defending his dissertation titled Great Britain, the Lesser Entente and Security in Danube Europe 1919–1936  (2011). He has been employed at the Institute for Balkan Studies SASA, since 2012.

Field of research and research topics - history of Serbia, Yugoslavia and the Balkans during the world wars, especially diplomacy, foreign policy, international relations and security; British foreign policy towards Danube Europe.



2020–2022 Project leader The Serbian Right-Wing Parties and Intellectuals in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1934–1941. Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, PROMIS, Institute for Balkan Studies SASA.




Articles and book chapters

  • Bakić, D. 2021. “Transition from Austria-Hungary to Yugoslavia: the Serbian Army’s Occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Late 1918”. In The End of the Great War in the Balkans, 1918–1923, еd. Vojislav Pavlović. Belgrade: Institute for Balkan Studies SASA. (in print) 

  • Bakić, D. 2021. “‘Less of Two Evils’: Milan Stojadinović, Albania and Yugoslav-Italian Relations, 1935–1939”. У зборнику радова са 12. међународног конгреса Међународне асоцијације за студије југоисточне Европе Social and Religious Dynamics in South-Eastern Europe, AIESEE ‒ Association Internationale d’Études du Sud-Est Européen, 2–6. септембaр 2019. (in print)

  • Бакић, Д. 2021. „Регент Александар и стварање Југославије”. У Крај рата, Срби и стварање Југославије, ур. Михаило Војводић. Београд: Српска академија наука и уметности. (in print)

  • Бакић, Д. 2021. „Матеја Мата Бошковић: прилог за биографију српског дипломате”. У Србија 1918: ослобођење домовине, повратак ратника, живот у новој држави, ур. Љубодраг Ристић. Чачак, Београд, Љубљана: Међуопштински историјски архив Чачак, Центар за историју Југославије и савремену националну историју, ЗРЦ САЗУ ‒ Инштитут за културне ин меморијалне студије. (in print)

  • Bakić, D. 2020. “The Kingdom of Yugoslavia during the Peace Conference and its Aftermath”. In Vom Nachkrieg zum Vorkrieg: Die Pariser Friedensverträge und die internationale Ordnung der Zwischenkriegszeit, eds. Ulrich Schlie, Miklos Lojko and Thomas Weber, 93-107. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 

  • Bakić, D. 2020. “Dealing with a ‘17 Stone Germany’: British Foreign Policy towards Danubian Europe, 1936–1939”. In Wars and Betweenness: Big Powers in Middle Europe, 1918-1945, eds. Aliaksandr Piahanau and Bojan Aleksov, 41-59. Budapest: Central European University Press. 

  • Bakić, D. “The Serbian Minister in London, Mateja Bošković, the Yugoslav Committee, and Serbia's Yugoslav Policy in the Great War, 1914–1916”. Balcanica L (2019), 173–215. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/7788 

  • Bakić, D. “The Great War and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia: The Legacy of an Enduring Conflict”. Balcanica XLIX (2018), 157–169. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5265

  • Bakić, D. 2018. “The Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Great Britain”. In British-Serbian Relations from the 18th to the 21st Centuries, ed. Slobodan G. Markovich, 219–235. Belgrade: Faculty of Political Science and Zepter Book World. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5269

  • Bakić, D. “Milan Stojadinović, the Croat Question and the International Position of Yugoslavia, 1935–1939”. Acta Histriae 26/1 (2018), 207–228. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5263 

  • Bakić, D. “Regent Alexander Karadjordjević in the First World War”. Balcanica XLVIII (2017), 191–217. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5243 

  • Bakić, D. “Note on the Fotić Document”. The Historian 79/4 (2017), 820–823. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5241  

  • Bakić, D. “Nikola Pašić and the Foreign Policy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, 1919–1926”. Balcanica XLVII (2016), 285–316.  http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5261 

  • Bakić, D. “Apis’s Men: the Black Hand Conspirators after the Great War”. Balcanica XLVI (2015), 219–239. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5259 

  • Bakić, D. 2015. „Prilog za biografiju: politička karijera Uroša Desnice u vremenu iskušenja (1919–1941)”. U Vladan Desnica i Split 1920–1945: zbornik radova sa znanstvenog skupa Desničini susreti 2014, ur. Drago Roksandić i Ivana Cvijović Javorina, 235–257. Zagreb: Filozofski fakultet. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5260   

  • Bakić, D. “The Italo-Yugoslav Conflict over Albania: a View from Belgrade, 1919–1939”. Diplomacy & Statecraft 25/4 (2014), 592–612.    http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5244 

  • Bakić, D. “‘Must Will Peace’: the British Brokering of ‘Central European’ and ‘Balkan Locarno’, 1925–1929”. Journal of Contemporary History 48/1 (2013), 24–56. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5256 

  • Bakić, D. “The Port of Salonica in Yugoslav Foreign Policy, 1919–1941”. Balcanica XLIII (2012), 191–210. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/4341  

  • Bakić, D. “Diplomacy and Loans: the Foreign Office, Economic Reconstruction and Security in South-Eastern Europe in the 1920s”. International History Review 34/4 (2012), 631–653. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5257 

  • Bakić, D. “Great Britain, the Little Entente and the Genoa Conference of 1922”. Istorija 20. veka 3 (2011), 109–124. http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5254