Hopefully, this will not be my last Bulgaria Analytica article. But with the current state of media you never know. So I think it’s an opportune time for me to reflect on my time as a correspondent for Bulgaria Analytica and the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (CBBSS), and more so, on the past five-plus years — a period I’ve spent almost entirely outside of my native United States. As necessity is the mother of invention, it could be said travel is the mother of an expanded worldview. I’d like to think my worldview has expanded significantly as I’ve spent most of the past five years traveling and doing a lot of reporting along the way. Journalistically, I typically neither write in first person,
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A gap exists in Russian politics, former opposition politician and energy expert Vladimir Milov said at a round table discussion in Sofia, Bulgaria. According to Milov, the Vladimir Putin regime is straddling a gap between the administration’s desire to focus on geopolitical conflicts and the demands of the Russian people to address deteriorating economic conditions. “That gap is really what matters right now in Russian politics,” Milov said. “There is no such thing as a forever in Russian politics.” The Oct. 2 event, hosted by Bulgaria Analytica and the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies, featured Milov and doctoral student Yulia Zhuchkova on a panel alongside Bulgarian experts on energy and geopolitics, Vasko Nachev, Alex Alexiev and Ilian Vassilev. Zhuchkova followed Milov’s speech with a breakdown
Ladies and gentlemen, We are pleased to invite you on (Monday) October 2, 2017 at 13:00 to a Round Table organized by the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the Bulgaria Analytica project. The event will be held at the House of Europe‘s Hall, 124 Rakovski Street, Sofia, Bulgaria. Keynote speakers: • Mr Vladimir Milov • Ms Yulia Zhuchkova • Mr Vasko Nachev Moderators: Mr Alex Alexiev and Mr Ilian Vassilev The discussion will take place in English. Mr Vladimir Milov is a Russian opposition politician, publicist, economist & energy expert. He is the author of major energy reform concepts, including the concept of market restructuring and unbundling of Gazprom, which was banned from implementation by President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Milov is a columnist for
Уважаеми госпожи и господа, Имаме удоволствието да ви поканим на 29 юни 2017 г. (четвъртък), от 14:00 ч. на традиционния стратегически брифинг, организиран от Центъра за изследвания на Балканския и Черноморския регион и проекта Bulgaria Analytica. Събитието ще се състои в зала „Триадица 2“ на Гранд Хотел София. Лектори ще бъдат: ✓ Даниел Пайпс: Опасен ли е Ердоган? ✓ Стивън Хейуърд: След Париж: Глобалното затопляне без Америка ✓ Модератори – Алекс Алексиев и Илиян Василев ✓ Специален гост – Даниел Митов. Дискусията ще се проведе на английски език. Д-р Даниел Пайпс е американски историк, писател и анализатор; основател и президент на форума за Близкия Изток (Филаделфия). Д-р Стивън Хейуърд е преподавател в редица американски университети; член на Американския инситут по предприемачество, на Тихоокеанския институт за научни изследвания
BulgariaAnalytica organized the first public meeting on the topic “Geopolitical and Geoenergy Dilemmas in the Intermarium Region – the US, EU and Russian Agendas,” which was held on September 21 in Sofia. You can watch a recording of the lecture of Mikhail Krutikhin “RUSSIAN ENERGY POLICY REGARDING THE BALKANS, TURKEY AND EASTERN EUROPE”. Mikhail Krutikhin (Russia) – analyst and consultant on the oil and gas industry and politics in Russia; co-founder of and analyst with the RusEnergy consultancy in Moscow. Video:
BulgariaAnalytica organized the first public meeting on the topic “Geopolitical and Geoenergy Dilemmas in the Intermarium Region – the US, EU and Russian Agendas,” which was held on September 21 in Sofia. You can watch a recording of the lecture of Thomas J. Pyle “FUTURE ENERGY POLICY OF THE NEW AMERICAN PRESIDENT, ITS INFLUENCE IN THE REGION; NEW DIMENSIONS OF THE US SHALE REVOLUTION” Thomas J. Pyle (USA) – the president of the Institute for Energy Research in Washingtpon D.C. IER is a prominent market-oriented think tank in Washington engaging in wide-ranging research and educational activities in the energy field. Video: Also, expect the recording of the lecture of Mikhail Krutikhin (analyst and consultant on the oil and gas industry and politics in Russia, as well as co-founder of and
BulgariaAnalytica organized the first public meeting on the topic „ Geopolitical and Geoenergy Dilemmas in the Intermarium Region – the US, EU and Russian Agendas,“ which was held on September 21 in Sofia. You can watch a recording of the lecture of S. Enders Wimbush: “OVERVIEW OF RECENT GEOPOLITICAL TURMOIL IN EURASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE AND ITS IMPACT ON ENERGY POLICY“. S. Enders Wimbush (USA) – studied Central Asia and the Caucasus at University of Chicago. He has worked as a strategist of future security environments at StrateVarious LLC, Booz Allen Hamilton, and other leading consultancies. He served as Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund (2010-2012) and Senior Vice President of Hudson Institute (2004-2010). Mr. Wimbush was nominated by the President to be a Governor of the United