On 22 December 2014 our department turns 10. To mark this anniversary, we invite all our associates, partners, and would be collaborators to join our celebration and inform us on their current research, findings, and future plans. For more information on the scientific session and the location see this announcement.
Amb. Valeri Ratchev will participate as guest speaker in the Annual Conference of Commandants of defence academies of the African Union (African Conference of Commandants). The event will take place in the new building of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-5 December 2014.
Prof. Tagarev and Dr. Minchev will speak to the International conference "Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges. International Best Practices", to start on December 1st, at 13.30, in the Central Military Club in Sofia.
In the week of 24 November 2014 Amb. Valeri Ratchev from CSDM participated in a study tour to France for Kyrgyz government officials, with the purpose to understand and reflect on the crisis management system operated by the French Government.
With the launch of the new website of the IT4Sec Department in early November the usage of materials from our database sharply increased, reaching for the first time 21,000 downloads in one month.
A new paper by Profs. Tagarev and Velkova on Bulgaria's defence budgeting scenarios with the outlook on 2035 appeared in the OMICS Journal of Defense Management.
In an interview to the Bulgaria's National Radio (BNR) prof. Tagarev discusses the expectations from the NATO summit and the changes it will bring to the members states in Central and Eastern Europe and the county's defence policy, including the possibility of new NATO military bases.