Institute for Security and International Studies, Sofia

ISIS Sofia (Bulgaria)

The  Institute is an independent non-profit Bulgarian NGO, not linked to political parties, organisations or movements, as well as to religious or ideological denominations. Judicial person according to the Formal Register of Judicial Persons at Sofia City Court: Consignment 1496, Vol. 23, Ch.V, p. 121, based on Decision 1979 of Sofia City Court of 4 November 1994. ISIS stimulates, organizes and encourages research in the fields of theory and practice of international relations, foreign policy, international law and economics, security, defense, international negotiations and political studies, supports the formation of public awareness and differentiation of opinions in these areas as well as informing about them. The Institute is part of the network of the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes since 1998 and of the family of EU institutes for foreign policy, international relations and security studies, working in cooperation with the EU Institute for Securitty Studies since 1994.

Contact information

Institute for Security and International Studies, Sofia – ISIS Sofia

1618 Sofia
P.O.Box 231


Prof. Dr Plamen Pantev

Tel.: +359 888 28 96 05



The team

Contacts Resume Speciality
Plamen Pantev
Director/Professor Doctor
Tel: +359 888 28 96 05
Founder and Director of the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia since 1994. Professor at the Law School of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”. See website for more detailed information.
  • IRT
  • Internatioanl Law
  • US-RF strategic relations
  • Euro-Atlantic security
  • Balkan and Black Sea security
  • International Negotiations
  • Democratic oversight of the security sector
Prof. Dr. Todor Tagarev
Senior Research Associate. Former Minister of Defense in the caretaker government of Bulgaria March-May 2013.
  • Security and defense planning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber defense
  • Crisis management
Ambassador Valeri Ratchev (Colonel ret.)
Senior Research Associate. Chief of staff of defense and foreign ministers (2009-2013).
  • National security
  • Defense and foreign policy studies
  • Defense reform and institution building