Srđa Trifković PhD received his BA in international relations at the University of Sussex (1977), BA in political science at the University of Zagreb (1986), and PhD in history at the University of Southampton in 1990.
Trifković was a broadcaster for the BBC World Service in London (1980-86) and the Voice of America in Washington DC (1986-87). In 1988-91 he was the Belgrade correspondent for U.S. News & World Report.
In 1991-92 Trifković was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA), on a postdoctoral research grant from the U.S. Department of State.
In 1992-93 he was Chief of Staff of Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjević in London. During the Yugoslav wars (1991-95) he was frequently interviewed by major networks, inc. BBC, CNN, CBC, Sky News, NBC etc. In 1996-99 he taught at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, and at Rose Hill College in Aiken, SC.
Since 1999 Trifković has been Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is also a professor of international relations at the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 2012).
Trifković’s books include Continuity of the Cold War (in Serbian, Belgrade, 2017); Ustaša: Croatian Fascism and European Politics, 1929-1945 (Chicago, 2011); Defeating Jihad (Boston, 2006); and The Sword of the Prophet – Islam: History, Theology, Impact on the World (Boston, 2002; over 100,000 copies sold).Trifković has published entries in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (OUP, 2013) and The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (OUP, 2001). He has published articles in The Historical Journal, European History Quarterly, and East European Quarterly, among others.