Filip Kovacevic is a researcher of Russian and East European state security and intelligence organizations. He teaches at the University of San Francisco, and runs "The Chekist Monitor," a blog on the operations and personalities of the Soviet and Russian state security and intelligence organizations.
Originally from Montenegro, Filip Kovacevic has lectured and taught at the universities across Europe, the Balkans, the former USSR, and the U.S., including two years at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, the first liberal arts college in Russia. His recent publications include “The FSB Literati: The First Prize Winners of the Russian Federal Security Service Literature Award Competition, 2006-2018,” Intelligence and National Security 34:5, 637-653, and “Intelligence Services in Kazakhstan,” in Bob de Graaff, ed. Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East (2020). He is a board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE).
Kovacevic runs The Chekist Monitor, a blog that provides analysis and English translation of Russian-language sources reporting on the operations and personalities of the Soviet and Russian state security and intelligence organizations.