ISIS 2002 Annual Report 

Year Eight

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. “The Balkans: Historical Origin and Present Dangers of Recurring Ethnic Conflict on the European Periphery, 1945-2002" (Plamen Pantev), 25 pp., December 2002. In English. An ISIS/Columbia University Project. At: http://www.ciaonet.org/teach

  4. The Balkans and the Caucasus: Conceptual Stepping-Stones of the Formation of a New Single Geoeconomic, Geopolitical and Geostrategic Region“, (Plamen Pantev), 8 pp., November 2002. Research Report – 13. In English. An ISIS Project.

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

CONTRACTED CONSULTING AND NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

ISIS works with and supports Bulgarian NGOs, academic organisations, universities and military educational institutions in the fields of security, foreign policy and civil-military relations. ISIS worked with the Bulgarian Parliament, the Ministry of Defence and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria . ISIS consulted in a non-contractual cooperative manner various European and North American official and academic institutions and expert individuals on security issues and civil-military relations.

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. International Relations students strengthened the voluntary support team of ISIS.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS

In 2002 ISIS co-organised or its representatives were invited to 21 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, British and Bulgarian press.

BASIC INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT

ISIS is grateful for the infrastructure 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: photocopying machine, fax-machine (1996).

FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT

ISIS is particularly grateful to the following organisations that contributed to the Institute's activity or/and information inflow in 2002:

1. EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris.
2. NATO (Office of Information and Press,), Brussels and SACLANT, Norfolk.
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. IIF, NDA, Vienna, Austria.
7. DCAF, Geneva.
8. George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
9. NATO Defense College, Rome.
10. Columbia University International Affairs On-Line, New York.
11. SIPRI, Stockholm.
12. FPI, Ankara.
13. European Press Agency, Brussels.
14. American Center, Sofia.
15. IAI, Roma.
16. UNIDIR, Geneva.
17. CSRC/RMA, Sandhurst, The United Kingdom.
18. RIIR, Brussels.
19. NEDB, USA
20. The Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany.
21. INION, Moscow.
22. NDU, Washington.


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