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Katarina Djokic


Katarina Djokic

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Katarina Djokic is a Researcher in the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme. She joined SIPRI in September 2023. Previously, she worked as an analyst in the Defence Section of the German Embassy in Belgrade (2020-2023) and a researcher in the think-tank Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (2012-2020). In 2019, she was PfP Fellow with NATO Defense College in Rome. Her research interests include defence reforms and government accountability in the field of defence, with focus on armament.

Subject expertise

Arms procurement, government accountability in armament issues, transparency of arms transfers

Regional expertise

South East Europe

Serbian, English, German, French

Diploma in Journalism, University of Belgrade

MA in Political Science, University of Freiburg

MA in Quantitative Analysis, University of Belgrad

External publications

Djokic, K., “EU, NATO and Beyond: The Security Dynamics of the Western Balkansˮ, in: Fruscione, G. (ed.), The Balkans: Old, New Instabilities, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (2020,) pp. 69-95.

Djokic, K. and M. Ignjatijevic, Why are people leaving the Serbian defence system?, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (2020).

Djokic, K., “Allies' defence expenditures: a rocky ride to complianceˮ, in: Ozawa, M. (ed.), The Alliance Five Years after Crimea: Implementing the Wales Summit Pledges, NATO Defense College (2019), pp. 105-115.

Djokic, K., Defence Industrial Policy in Serbia: Drivers and Influence, Armament Industry European Research Group (ARES) Paper #31 (2018).

Zartsdahl, P. H. and K. Djokic, “Report on Civil-Military Synergies on the Groundˮ, EU-CIVCAP Deliverable 5.3, (2018).

Djokic, K., Super Galeb’s Flight into the Blue: Performance analysis of Serbian Ministry of Defence expenditures with a case study of Super Galeb G-4 modernization project, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (2017).

Dokić, K. and V. Erceg, Parliamentary Oversight and Integrity Building in Security Sector Institutions, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (2014).