ISIS 2001 Annual Report 

Year Seven

Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia

 

Sofia, 2 January 2002

 

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. “Civil-Military Relations in South-East Europe: A Survey of the National Perspectives and of the Adaptation Process to the Partnership for Peace Standards" (Plamen Pantev, ed.), 218 pp., April 2001. In English. An ISIS, Sofia/NDA, Vienna/ DCAF, Geneva/PfP Consortium Project.

  4. “Regional Identity in the Post-Cold War Balkans“, Dimitar Bechev), 22 pp., August 2001. Research Report – 12. 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 worked with the Bulgarian Parliament 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. Publications of young scholars were displayed on the website of ISIS. Young associates strengthened the voluntary team of ISIS.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS

In 2001 ISIS co-organised or its representatives were invited to 22 conferences, seminars or workshops as speakers, chairmen, respondents or participants. 20 of these events were international – both abroad and in Bulgaria.

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Interviews by ISIS associates were given for the BBC World Service, Radio Free Europe, Danish and Bulgarian press.

BASIC INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

ISIS is grateful for the infrastructural support by:

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: computer, printer, e-connection (1995).

2. The Civil Society Programme of the Open Society Fund, Sofia: X-copying machine, fax-machine (1996).

FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT

ISIS is particularly grateful to the following organisations that contributed to the Institute's activity or information inflow in 2001:

1. EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris.

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

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

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

5. Centre for European Security Studies, Groningen, The Netherlands.

6. American Center, Sofia.

7. DCAF, Geneva.

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

9. European Press Agency, Brussels.

10. The Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany.

11. George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

12. IAI, Roma.

13. RIIR, Brussels.

14. IIF, Vienna, Austria.

15. INION, Moscow.

16. UNIDIR, Geneva.

17. PIR/Arms Control, Moscow

18. AFI, UK

19. NEDB, USA

 


In 2001 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 2001 10 voluntary associates: 4 Senior Researchers, 4 PhD holders, 3 PhD writers, 3M.As. ISIS is not linked to any political party, movement, organisation, religious or ideological denomination and is part of the ISN, 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 of Think 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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