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Dr. Hamza Preljević is an Senior Assistant at the Department of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), where he also serves as the director of the Balkan Studies Center (BSC). In May 2023, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled "The EU's Transformative Power through a Strategy of Conditionality and Europeanization in a Contested State: Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015-2022)," earning his Ph.D. in International Relations from the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). Dr. Preljević's research interests span a wide spectrum, including the politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims' issues, Western Balkan studies, EU integration, and security studies, with particular emphasis on transatlantic relations and NATO's engagement with the Western Balkans. He has authored/co-authored multiple articles, book chapters, and book reviews that have been published in reputable journals and by respected publishers.

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