todor tagarev

Todor Tagarev



Senior Research Associate, Institute for Security and International Studies since 1995.

Director Programs, Centre for National Security and Defence Research – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

Managing Editor, Information & Security: An International Journal,, Director, Center for Management of ecurity and Defense, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


Minister of Defense in the 88th Caretaker Governmemt of Bulgaria, 13 March – 29 May, 2013 


Education :

M.Sc. in electrical engineering (1982), Air Force Academy, Bulgaria

Ph.D. (1989), N.E. Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Moscow

Airpower studies (1994), U.S. Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama


Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Senior Researcher, current; 2002 – 2005, 1995-1998

“G.S. Rakovski” Defence and Staff College: Chair, Defence Management Department; 2005 – 2008

Ministry of Defence: Director, Armaments Policy (May – Sep 2001); Director, Defence Planning (1998 – Apr 2001)

Air Force: field assignments (1982-1986), Assistant Professor – Air Force Academy (1989-1992), Joint assignment (1992-1994)

Main field of specialization:

Defence policy and planning, security sector reform (primarily from organizational management perspective, with focus on planning, resource management, and process improvement)


Other fields:

Security and defence R&T management

Security and defence economics, defence industrial base

Critical Infrastructure Protection

 Current research interest:

Scenario-based, capability-oriented planning for the defence and the security sector (planning under uncertainty, complexity)
Defence transformation in partner countries (with experience in Bulgaria, the Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan)

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