International Relations (PhD)
Balazs’s research focuses on cohesion and incohesion in politico-military alliances. His work explores alliance-level drivers of cohesion within NATO during the Cold War. Balazs’s other research interests include transatlantic security and European defense policy issues. Prior to his doctoral program, Balazs served as civilian defense official in the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, working on NATO policy. As a Sie Fellow at the University of Denver, he earned a master’s degree in international affairs in 2012, and as an Eliot Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, a bachelor’s degree in history in 2010.
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