ISIS 2000 Annual Report 

Year Six

Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia

 

Sofia, 7 January 2001

 

Director ISIS:  Dr. Plamen Pantev

 


RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND PERIODICALS

 

CONTRACTED CONSULTING AND NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

 

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

 

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS

 

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

 

BASIC INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

 

FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT


RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS AND PERIODICALS

NOTE:  All publications of ISIS in English are part of the virtual library 
of the Institute on Internet in full text at:     
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isis and at the ISN Publishing House website

  1. Balkan Regional Profile:  The Security Situation and the Region-Building Evolution of South-Eastern Europe", Plamen Pantev (ed.).  In English.  An ISIS/ISN Project:  a regular monthly electronic periodical.

  2. "Black Sea Basin Regional Profile:  The Security Situation and the Region-Building Opportunities”, Plamen Pantev (ed.).  In English.  An ISIS/ISN Project:  a regular quarterly electronic periodical.

  3. “Security Risks and Instabilities in Southeastern Europe:  Recommended Strategies to the EU in the Process of Differentiated Integration of the Region by the Union" (Plamen Pantev), 36 pp., November 2000.  Research Studies – 9.  In English.  An ISIS/BGPR at CAP, Münich Project.

  4. “The Emergence of a New Geopolitical Region in Eurasia :  The Volga-Urals Region and Its Implications for the Bulgarian Foreign and Security Policy“, Nikolay Pavlov (with a Forword by Plamen Pantev), 23 pp., December 2000.  Research Report – 11.  In English.  An ISIS Project.

CONTRACTED CONSULTING AND NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

ISIS works with and supports Bulgarian NGOs, academic organisations, universities and military educational institutions in the field of national and international security and foreign policy.  ISIS continued to work with the Delegation of the European Commission in Sofia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria.  ISIS consulted in a non-contractual cooperative manner various European and North American official and academic institutions on national, regional and security issues.

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

ISIS supported M. A. and Ph. D. dissertation  writers including by linking them with established and highly qualified foreign and international experts, seminars and courses.  Teaching the tools of Internet for international studies is part of our help.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS

In 2000 ISIS co-organised or its representatives were invited to 24 conferences, seminars or workshops as speakers, chairmen, respondents or participants.  22 of these events were international – both abroad and in Bulgaria.

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Interviews by ISIS associates for the electronic journal “Transitions-on-line”, various newspapers, etc. took place during the year.

BASIC INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

ISIS is mostly grateful for its infrastructural building-up to:

1.  The Programme Committee on the Package of Measures to Strengthen the Research Basis at Swiss Universities in the Area of Security Policy and Related Measures of the Swiss Confederation (1995).

2.  The Civil Society Programme of the Open Society Fund, Sofia (1996).

FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT

ISIS is particularly grateful to the following organisations that contributed to the Institute's activity or information inflow in 2000:

1.  EC, Brussels and the Delegation of the EU in Sofia.

2.  WEU (Institute for Security Studies, Assembly, Press Review), Paris, Brussels.

3.  NATO (Office of Information and Press,), Brussels.

4.  PfP Consortium of the Defense Academies and the Security Studies Institutes.

5.  Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research, Zürich , ISN.

6.  American Center, Sofia.

7.  BGPR at CAP, München, Germany.

8.  NDC, Stockholm, Sweden.

9.  European Press Agency, Brussels.

10.  The Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany.

11.  CSRC/RMA, Sandhurst, The United Kingdom.

12.  IAI, Roma.

13.  RIIR, Brussels.

14.  GCSP, Geneva, Switzerland.

15.  CESS, Groningen, The Netherlands.

16.  IIF, Vienna, Austria.

17.  INION, Moscow.

18.  UNIDIR, Geneva.

19.  USIP, Washington/Black Sea University Foundation.

20.  Nottingham University, UK.

 


In 2000 the following ISIS associates contributed mostly to its activity: 

Contact:

Dr. Plamen Pantev

Address: ISIS, 1618 Sofia,

Dr. Tatiana Houbenova-Delissivkova

P. O. Box 231, Bulgaria

Mr. Valeri Ratchev, M. A.

Phone/Fax: ++(359 - 2-) 551 828

Dr. Sc. Venelin Tsachevsky

E-Mail Address: isis@cserv.mgu.bg

Mr. Ivan Tsvetkov, M. A.

Dr. Dinko Dinkov

Information: 

Dr. Todor Tagarev

ISIS had in 2000 12 voluntary associates:  7 Senior Researchers, 8 Ph.D. holders, 4 M. As. .ISIS is not linked to any political party, movement, organisation, religious or ideological denomination.  ISIS is part of the ISN and is member of the Consortium of the Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes of the PfP countries.  ISIS is listed among the 300 leading think-tanks world-wide in the 1999 edition of the NIRA’s World Directory ofThink Tanks 1999, Tokyo, Japan; among the 500 leading strategic studies centres by the IISS, London in 1998.  The Wisconsin University awarded the website of ISIS in October 1999 with the Scout Banner of Most Recommended Website in the Social Sciences.

 

Founder & Director of ISIS:  Associate Professor Dr. Plamen Pantev.


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