BulgariaAnalytica.org is a project of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (cbbss.org) designed to provide analytical, fact-based information on Bulgaria and its region on a wide variety of geopolitical, national security, economic, financial and foreign-political issues, among others.
BulgariaAnalytica is an independent initiative, supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
Over the three months of its existence the analytical site has published more than 50 articles and analytical pieces both in Bulgarian and English.
The ambition of the project is to disseminate comprehensive and timely analytical content to the public, the business, academic and professional communities, the governmental institutions, political and social leaders in Bulgaria and abroad. It will also provide a free platform for public dialogue involving the participation of the website’s key contributors, international guest lecturers and young analytical thinkers. The organized public hearings will probe into the critical and sensitive issues regarding the internal and international affairs in the Balkan and Black sea region.
The value of the initiative is guaranteed by the ability of the research team, led by Alex Alexiev and Ilian Vassilev, to generate and distribute in-depth analytical pieces that are sorely missing.
The involvement of many prominent American, European and other international experts in the project enables us to organize the first of its kind BulgariaAnalytica’s Round Table focusing on the geopolitical and energy challenges in South Eastern Europe, the Balkan and Black Sea region.
BulgariaAnalytica hereby has the pleasure to invite you
to a Round Table discussion dedicated to the following topic:
Geopolitical and Geoenergy Dilemmas in the Intermarium Region –
the US, EU and Russia Agendas
The event will take place on 21 September 2016, Wednesday, from 9:00 to 14:00 at Sofia Hall, Grand Hotel Sofia.
The keynote speakers will be distinguished international analysts from the US, Russia and the region:
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 States Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2010-2012. He was Director of Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany (1987-93). He is the author, co-author or editor of seven books and numerous articles in professional and popular media, as well as dozens of policy studies. He writes often for The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Journal of Commerce, Global Affairs, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.
Dr. Steven Hayward (USA) – professor at many US universities; member of the American Enterprise Institute, the Pacific Research Institute and the Fraser Institute; an internationally recognized expert on climate change and environment; author of the influential study “Almanac of Environmental Trends”; guest analyst on radio and TV broadcasts; writes for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; author of the definitive biography biography of President Ronald Reagan; his most recent book is “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, from Wilson to Obama“.
Thomas J. Pyle (USA) – the president of the Institute for Energy Research (instituteforenergyresearch.org) 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.
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; editor-in-chief of The Russian Energy weekly newsletter. He previously served as editor-in-chief for the Russian Petroleum Investor and as associate editor for the Caspian Investor monthly magazines. Between 1972 and 1992, he worked for the TASS news agency in Moscow, Cairo, Damascus, Tehran, and Beirut, rising from correspondent to chief of bureau. Krutikhin graduated from Moscow State University majoring in Iranian linguistics, but later obtained his Ph.D. in modern history.
Kanat Emiroglu (Turkey) – the Chairman of the Board for Global Enerji, a private equity held and growing portfolio including a thermal power plant project, a coal mine, a market leading CNG business, a co-generation business, a solar business and a Feldspar mine. He lived in the UK for 14 years and was the CEO of British Gas Business before moving to Turkey. Prior to that Mr. Emiroglu worked in Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark in Germany, Belgium and the UK. Mr. Emiroglu also serves as Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group’s world-wide energy practice.