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DEFINING THE BLACK SEA SECURITY
Tue, May 02, 2023

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

Yordan Bozhilov

Brief

Bulgarian Foreign Policy

Balkans and Black Sea

Security and Defense

THE DIFFICULT NEUTRALITY OR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPORT AND CONFLICT IN THE MODERN GLOBALIZED WORLD
Wed, Mar 01, 2023

THE DIFFICULT NEUTRALITY OR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPORT AND CONFLICT IN THE MODERN GLOBALIZED WORLD

The article examines the relationship between sport and politics as one of the most enduring and pervasive examples of societal impact/influence on sport.

Dr. Ivo Tsekov

Article

Global Challenges

Security and Defense

HOW DOES BULGARIA SEE THE EUROPEAN DEFENSE COOPERATION?
Mon, Jan 30, 2023

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?

Yordan Bozhilov

Brief

Bulgarian Foreign Policy

Security and Defense

European Union

SECRET CHARM. China’s hidden influence in Southeast Europe
Tue, Jan 10, 2023

SECRET CHARM. China’s hidden influence in Southeast Europe

The policy paper highlights a case study, which provides useful lessons learned as to Beijing´s broader geopolitical and geo-economic objectives as well as the ambition to increase its economic leverage and political clout. The paper features case studies on China’s influence in eight countries in Southeast Europe, conducted by local experts. The authors assess China’s investments, its image and the appeal of its governance model in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. The publication is a result of the cooperation of Sofia Security Forum and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Plamen Tonchev, Mirela Petkova and other

Book

Global Challenges

Balkans and Black Sea

CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPLICATIONS ON THE EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Mon, Nov 07, 2022

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

Dr. Monika Panayotova

Brief

Global Challenges

Security and Defense

A PARADIGMIC SHIFT – FROM FAR-FETCHED LABELLING TO DOWN-TO EARTH REASONING
Mon, Oct 24, 2022

A PARADIGMIC SHIFT – FROM FAR-FETCHED LABELLING TO DOWN-TO EARTH REASONING

Even before Russia’s invasion in Ukraine approx. eight months ago, there has been some conventional wisdom that the war can be explained through the prism of the first debate in IR theory, i.e. Realism vs. Idealism. As far as Kremlin’s transgressions of Kyiv’s sovereignty have been the stepping stones of an escalating crisis since the Crimea’s annexation in 2014, it is taken for granted that the explanatory potential of the first debate remains valid. This paper, however, argues that the dynamics of the warfare peels off the superficial layer of explanation and bares the deeply rooted behavioral drivers and structural factors.

Mira Kaneva, PhD

Article

Global Challenges

Security and Defense