Predrag Petrović is the Programme Director of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, where he has worked since 2006.
During his career, he has focused his interest principally on new and inadequately researched topics such as the privatisation of security, intelligence service reform and violent extremism. His desire to get to the heart of the matter has led him to explore formal and informal relationships between security and political power. His current primary interest is the phenomenon of state capture. He is the author of several papers on these topics and his articles have been published in Serbian and international publications.
Publisher Roman and Littlefield included Predrag’s case study on the reform of Serbia’s security services in a textbook that analyses the security services of over 30 European countries.
Predrag is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences, where he also completed his undergraduate and master’s studies. His master’s thesis on “Privatisation of Security in Weak States: The Case of Serbia” was later published as a monograph and has been adopted as recommended literature in security studies courses.