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International Conference: CEE Cooperation Summit – Europe’s Rising Power

IGA took part in the international conference Cooperation Summit – Europe’s Rising Power organized by Warsaw Institute Foundation in cooperation with Central & Eastern Europe Council – CEEC, which took place on November 30, 2023, in Warsaw. The event featured discussions of the strategic, political, media and economic opportunities and challenges ahead of Central and …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova on History, Attitudes of the Youth, Media and Democracy in a Podcast for BG Science

In a podcast for BG Science, Dr. Rumena Filipova discussed pro-Russian biases in history teaching in the Bulgarian educational system; the anti-democratic and anti-Western tendencies among young Bulgarians; the reasons behind the eager consumption of pro-Russian disinformation. She drew on and presented IGA’s most recent reports: History Undone, Teetering on the Brink of Regional Convergence …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova Interviewed by Military TV Channel

In an interview for Military TV, Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the pro-Russian biases in the content of history textbooks as examined in IGA’s report History Undone. She also discussed the Biden-Xi meeting, relations between Russia and China, the EU’s role in the context of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine. Listen to the interview (in Bulgarian)

Dr. Rumena Filipova Interviewed by Bloomberg TV Bulgaria on the Upcoming Biden-Xi Meeting

In an interview for Bloomberg TV Bulgaria, IGA’s chairperson discussed the expected outcomes of the upcoming Biden-Xi meeting in San Francisco. In focus: how the Chinese economic downturn will affect Beijing’s position in international affairs and whether Europe will forge a more consolidated stance in the face of Chinese competition in the sphere of electric …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova Interviewed by Radio FOCUS on IGA’s New Reports

In an interview for Radio FOCUS, Dr. Rumena Filipova discussed IGA’s three newest reports and related conclusions: how the deepening of pro-Russian and intolerant views in Bulgarian society can be countered through effective strategic communications and the development of memory politics, which can lead to a reassessment of perceptions of the role of Russia in …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova on the Misuses of History in the Wars against Ukraine and Israel for Denyat

Dr. Rumena Filipova gave an interview for Denyat with Veselin Dremdzhiev, in which she outlined the ways in which history is misused in attempts to ‘justify’ the aggression against Ukraine and Israel. She also detailed the extent of pro-Russian disinformation on social media in Bulgaria and the favorable portrayal of the otherwise negative repercussions of …

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NOVA TV Features IGA’s Report History Undone

In an interview for NOVA TV, Dr. Rumena Filipova presented key findings from ‘History Undone’, including the character of Russian foreign policy; Moscow’s influence over the Bulgarians’ historical perceptions; the unresolved question of the status of Soviet monuments in Bulgaria; the dissemination of pro-Kremlin disinformation on social media. Listen to the whole interview (in Bulgarian)

International Conference, 20 October: Fostering Effective Strategic Communications for Resilient State and Society

The Institute for Global Analytics is convening the international conference Fostering Effective Strategic Communications for Resilient State and Society: Comparative Best Practices from across Europe . It will take place on October 20 at Grand Hotel Sofia, Serdica Hall, between 10 am and 2:30 pm. The event will bring together experts from various European countries …

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Euro-Atlantic Resilience Forum: Resilience at Sea and its Impact on Land

IGA attended the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Forum, which was organized by the Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre and took place on September 28-29, 2023 at the Romanian Senate and Parliament. Dr. Rumena Filipova took part in a panel on the prospects ahead of EU and NATO enlargement to the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries. She singled out …

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