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Valeri Rachev

Valeri Rachev
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Политически науки
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Professional biography:

Valeri Ratchev, Colonel, Ambassador (retired)

Realised projects (last ten years)

• Institution building. Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs institution building – NATO representation to Ukraine, Kyiv;

• Military social adaptation. NATO-Ukraine Trust Fund on Military Career Transition - NRU, Kyiv;

• Building Integrity. Peer Review Report of Tunisia Ministry of Defence’ BI Self-assessment questioner - NATO, Tunis

• Building Integrity. Peer Review Report of Ukraine security sector’ BI Self-assessment questioner - NATO, Kyiv;

• Strengthening Democratic Control of Ukrainian Armed Forces - OSCE, Project office, Kyiv;

• Review of Security Sector Legislation of the Republic of Armenia - DCAF and Parliament of Armenia;

• Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER+) - EU;

• The Evolving Concept of Security: A Critical Evaluation Across Four Dimensions (EvoCS) - EU;

• Foresight Security Scenarios: Mapping Research to a Comprehensive Approach to Exogenous EU Roles (FOCUS) - EU;

• Defence policy and Force Planning - MoD, Sofia;

• Methodology of Contextual Scenarios for Long-term Defence Planning - MoD, Sofia.


• Security Studies of Mediterranean and the Middle East, G. C. Marshall Center, Germany;

• Internal sources of the American foreign policy, University of Michigan, USA;

• Crisis management, Institute for International Relations, Italy;

• Strategic Studies and Defence Economics, G. C. Marshall Center, Germany;

• Artillery College, former Leningrad;

• Artillery Academy and Engineering, Bulgaria.

Professional roles

• Currently, private consultant;

• Associate Senior Research Fellow, DCAF, Geneva;

• Centre for Security and Defence Management at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - expert;

• Chief of Political Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs;

• Chief of Political Cabinet of the Minister of Defence;

• Ambassador to Iraq; adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs;

• “G. S. Rakovski” Defence and Staff College Deputy-Commandant and National Security and De-fence Faculty Dean;

• Ministry of Defence, Defence Planning Directorate - Deputy-Director;

• National Security Studies Centre - Deputy-Director, MoD;

• Military Journal - Editor-in-Chief, MoD;

• “G. S. Rakovski” Defence and Staff College - lecturer, MoD;

• Commanding and staff officer in the Armed Forces.



Valeri R. Ratchev, Todor Tagarev. Bulgaria’s Black Sea Dilemma: NATO Ally or Russian Gateway?January 13, 2022

Tagarev, T.; Ratchev, V. A Taxonomy of Crisis Management Functions. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5147.

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