Nik Hynek is Research Leader at the Centre for International Security of the Institute of International Relations in Prague, the Czech Republic. Nik holds PhD in Security Studies and International Politics from the University of Bradford, UK. Previously, Nik was Visiting Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at Columbia University, USA; the Japan Foundation Fellow at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan; and Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has researched on international security, theories of international politics, and foreign policy. His publications have appeared, among others, in Security Dialogue, European Security, Defence Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Journal, Contemporary Political Theory, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies. His most recent monograph is Human Security as Statecraft (forthcoming, Routledge 2012). He has co-edited books on multinational contributions to statebuilding in Afghanistan (Routledge 2011, with Péter Marton), critical approaches to human security (Routledge 2010, with David Chandler), and Canadian foreign and security policy (Oxford University Press 2010, with David Bosold).