Professor Filip Kovacevic

Newsbud Contributing Author & Analyst

Professor Filip Kovacevic is a geopolitical author, university professor and the chairman of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro. He received his BA and PhD in political science in the US and was a visiting professor at St. Petersburg State University in Russia for two years. He is the author of seven books, dozens of academic articles & conference presentations and hundreds of newspaper columns and media commentaries. He has been invited to lecture throughout the EU, Balkans, ex-USSR and the US. He currently resides in San Francisco.
He can be contacted at fk1917@yahoo.com

Russia: U.S. Economic Sanctions as Declaration of War?

In the forty-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Sovietskaya Rossiya, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the biggest joint Russian-Belarussian military exercise in the last few years and how NATO is reacting to it as well as the most recent political developments […]

Russia’s Drive to Control the Arctic

In the forty-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant and Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He discusses the Russian plans to expand the Artic fleet with new generation nuclear-powered icebreakers, Russia’s strong opposition to the U.S. plan for financing private armies and mercenaries to […]

Russia & China Bond Together against Western Subversion

In the forty-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the exponentially growing military, economic, and energy ties between Russia and China, focusing on the recent visit to China by one of the top Russian officials and […]

Yuri Drozdov: The Mastermind of the Soviet Deep Undercover Spying Program

In the second edition of the new monthly show produced by Newsbud Tales from the Russian Intelligence, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the life and writings of Yuri Drozdov, a KGB major general who passed away in Moscow on June 21, 2017 at the age of 91. Drozdov was one of the masterminds of the Soviet […]

Newsbud Exclusive – After Nuland, “Nuland”: A. Wess Mitchell Nominated to Direct the U.S. European & Eurasian Affairs

When the assistant U.S. secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland resigned her position on January 20, 2017, all those who wanted to see the return to a more stable political order in Europe and the decline of Russophobia or Kremlinoia (as I call it) breathed a sigh of relief. She was […]

Putin’s Delight: U.S.-EU Economic War Over Russia

In the fortieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the unfolding of a serious economic conflict between the U.S. and the European Union over the relations with Russia, the geopolitical dynamic that may lead to […]

Weapons & Energy: Putin-Erdogan Alliance

In the thirty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Vedomosti, and Kommersant. He discusses the weapons and energy deals currently being made between Russia and Turkey, the efforts by the Russian government to combat the falsification of the World War II history […]

Despite Trump-Putin Agreements, NATO Continues with Aggressive Plans

In the thirty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the Russian reactions to the Trump-Putin meeting during the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the aggressive NATO plans to incorporate Ukraine, which are fully endorsed by […]

The Confessions of Spy Masters: CIA’s Tennent Pete Bagley & KGB’s Sergei Kondrashev

In this pilot edition of the new monthly show produced by Newsbud Tales from the Russian Intelligence, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the book published posthumously in 2015 by CIA veteran Tennent ‘Pete’ Bagley “Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a KGB Spy Chief as Revealed to His Ex-CIA Agent Friend.” He focuses on the information […]

Eurasians United: India and Pakistan Join Russia and China in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

In the thirty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the new generation of the Russian ballistic missiles, the recent summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan, the dispute between the U.S. and Russia regarding […]

Qatar – Russia’s Newest Ally in the Arab World?

In the thirty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Kommersant. He discusses the Russian response to NATO military exercises near the Russian borders, the escalation of internal political tensions in Moldova, the reasons why Qatar might be the newest Russian ally […]

Another War in the Balkans? NATO and Russia Digging the ‘Hybrid’ Trenches

In the thirty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He discusses the current issues of contention between Russia and Ukraine, the new economic deals between Russia and Iran, the outcomes of the recent meeting between the Russian president Vladimir […]

Intrigues in the Kremlin: the Siloviks vs. the Neoliberals

In the thirty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He discusses the recent interview given by Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Russian Security Council and the likely new prime minister of Russia, the relations between Russia and Israel, […]

Newsbud Exclusive – “From the Atlantic to the Pacific”: Vladimir Putin & the Current State of Eurasian Integrations

At the May 15, 2017 roundtable meeting of the political leaders participating in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ international summit in Beijing, the Russian president Vladimir Putin proclaimed the famous Eurasianist political formula – “from the Atlantic to the Pacific.” To emphasize it even more strongly, he ended his plenary address with it.[1] There is […]

Brzezinski’s Worst-Case Scenario: Russia-China Alliance

In the thirty-third of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Gudok and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the recent political developments in Ukraine, the short and long-term implications of the Putin-Xi meeting in Beijing at the margins of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit, the […]