YOUTH CONFERENCE: THE NATO’s ROLE IN ADDRESSING SECURITY CHALLENGES IN AN UNPREDICTABLE ENVIRONMENT
Students from Bulgaria and North Macedonia met in Sofia on 3-5 December 2023 to discuss what risks the two countries are facing and what is NATO's role in dealing with them. During the conference, the young people met and held talks with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Nikolay Denkov, the Minister of Defense Todor Tagarev, the Chairman of the Defense Committee in the National Assembly Hristo Gadjev, the ambassadors of North Macedonia and Germany, security experts.
NATO'S ROLE IN ADDRESSING SECURITY THREATS AND CHALLENGES IN THE BLACK SEA
The study is a result of the collective efforts of the Sofia Security Forum from Bulgaria, NSC from Romania and EDAM from Turkiye. The three think-thanks analyses the complexity of the security environment in the Black Sea region and advocate for closer cooperation among littoral NATO member-states and partners and bigger involvement of NATO in providing security in the region. The study was officially presented at NATO HQ on November 6, 2023Read More
THE EMERGING SECURITY CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE NEED FOR NEW POLICIES AND INSTRUMENTS
NATO 2022 STRATEGIC CONCEPT stated that the “Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, with a profound impact on Allied security. It is a crisis and threat multiplier. It can exacerbate conflict, fragility and geopolitical competition. Increasing temperatures cause rising sea levels, wildfires and more frequent and extreme weather events, disrupting our societies, undermining our security and threatening the lives and livelihoods of our citizens. Climate change also affects the way our armed forces operate. Our infrastructure, assets and bases are vulnerable to its effects. Our forces need to operate in more extreme climate conditions and our militaries are more frequently called upon to assist in disaster relief.”Read More
Interview for DARIK Radio
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DEFINING THE BLACK SEA SECURITY
Speech of Mr. Yordan Bozhilov, Director of the Sofia Security Forum at the meeting of the OSCE Forum for security cooperation, held on May3, 2023 in Vienna, Austria
HOW DOES BULGARIA SEE THE EUROPEAN DEFENSE COOPERATION?
Against the backdrop of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the role of European countries in guaranteeing their security is under discussion again. How Bulgaria sees the future European defense cooperation through this prism?
CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPLICATIONS ON THE EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Dr. Monika Panayotova, Vice-President of the Sofia Security Forum spoke at the National Military University on the Climate change and how it affects the European security and defense
HOW BULGARIA WALKED STRAIGHT INTO A TRAP WITH THE RUSSIAN HYBRID ATTACK ABOUT THE TRUCK ON THE CRIMEAN BRIDGE
The Russian disinformation campaign about the "Bulgarian role" in the blast of the Crimean bridge