Lessons of Transition in Bulgarian Security and Defense

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 5, p.9-19 (2000)


Civil-military relations, security sector reform, strategic defense review


Advancement of information technologies, and in particular TV networks and Internet, contributed to the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. But the transition to democracy, market economy and civil society is a complex process with specific ups and downs in each country. One of its components is the transition in the area of security and defense - highly information intensive process. This article describes lessons learned form the transition of the security and defense sector in Bulgaria and outlines major requirements for further evolution towards full integration in European and Euroatlantic security and defense.