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Jordan Baev, MA PhD

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Main Publications on contemporary History

1. “Building of the Warsaw Pact' Military Structures.1955-1969” - Military History Journal , 1997, No. 5. /in Bulg./

2. “The Soviet Union and the Building of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. 1956-1964.” In: Bulgaria in the Soviet sphere interests , Sofia , Bulgarian Academy of Science Publishing House, 1998. /in Bulg/.

3. “Bulgaria and the political crises in Czechoslovakia - 1968 and Poland - 1980/1981” – Cold War International History Project Bulletin , Washington DC, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1998, Issue 11.

4. “Die Politischen Krisen in Osteuropa in der Mitte der funfziger Jahre und die bulgarische Staatsfuhrung”. In: Das Internationale Krisenjahr 1956 , Munchen, R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1999.

5. “The Soviet Policy towards Eastern Europe . 1986 - 1989”. In: The Modern Historian , Sofia, Bulgarian Association of American Studies, 1999. /in Bulg./

6. /Ed. and Intro./ Bulgaria in the Warsaw Pact . A CD ROM Bilingual Documentary Volume. Sofia, 2000.

7. “US Intelligence Community Estimates on Yugoslavia . 1948-1991.” National Security and the Future , Zagreb , 2000, No. 1.

8. /Ed. and Intro./ NATO in the Balkans. 1949 – 1999 . A CD ROM Bilingual Documentary Volume. Sofia, 2001.

9. “ Bulgaria 's Experience in Peace Support Operations”. In: Ten Years After: Democratization and Security Challenges in South East Europe , Vol. 1, Vienna 2001.

10. “1989: Bulgarian Transition to Pluralist Democracy” – Cold War International History Project Bulletin , The Woodrow Wilson Center , Washington DC , Issue 12/13, Fall/Winter 2001.

11. “ Bulgaria and the Armed Conflict in Central America . 1979 - 1989. New Archival Sources.” In: Armies and Politics , Moscow , 2002

12. /Ed. and Intro/, Dossier Vatican”, UNISCORP, Sofia, 2002 /In Bulg./

13. “Przemiany polityczne w Ewropie Srodkowej a przejscie Bulgarii do systemu demokracji pluralistycznej” [Political Changes in Eastern Europe and Bulgarian Transition to Pluralist Democracy] In: Polska 1986-1989: Koniec systemu , Warszawa 2002, vol. 1

14. /Ed. and Intro./, Bulgaria and the Cold War. Documents From Todor Zhivkov's Personal Records. 1956-1989, A CD ROM Bilingual Documentary Volume, Sofia , 2002

15. “55 Years NATO: The Alliance's continuing enlargement”, Military History Journal , Sofia, 2004, No. 2 /in Bulg./

16. “European & Euro-Atlantic Security Structures” and “Bulgarian participation in Peace Support Operations” chapters, In: Handbook of National & International Security , Sofia 2005 /in Bulg/

17. /Ed. And Intro./ Bulgarian Intelligence & Security Services in the Cold War Years . A CD ROM Bilingual Documentary Volume, Sofia 2005

18. “ Bulgaria ” chapter, in: Handbook of the Communist Security Apparatus in East Central Europe . 1944-1989 , Warszawa 2005 /forthcoming/.

19. “ A Prelude to Détente: the Strange Case of a Regional Inter-blocks Cooperation and Intra-blocks Confrontation in the Balkans: 1964-1974” in: NATO, the Warsaw Pact and the Rise of Déténte , Stanford University Press /forthcoming/

20. “The Warsaw Pact and the Southern Tier's Conflicts. 1959 – 1969” in: NATO and the Warsaw Pact.Intra-Bloc Conflicts , Kent State University Press /forthcoming/

Personal information

Jordan Baev , MA in History and BA in Philosophy from Sofia University (1976), and Ph.D. in Contemporary History from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1982), is Associate Professor in International History and Senior Research Fellow in Security Studies at Rakovsky Defense and Staff College in Sofia . Since 2000 he is also Visiting Professor in International Relations and Conflict Studies at New Bulgarian University . Dr. Baev serves as Vice-President of the Bulgarian Association of Military History and Coordinator of the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group since 1998. His academic record comprises international research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. , Central European University in Budapest , National Defense College in Stockholm , Nobel Institute in Oslo , and National Defense University in Washington D. C. He directed research projects, co-sponsored by the International Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, the Cold War International History Project, the European Commission, and the United States Institute of Peace. In the last 25 years he wrote more than 140 publications, published in eleven languages, among them several books and documentary volumes on Cold War military and political history. His monographs include: Por la Unidad Democratica (Sofia Press 1989), ??????????????????? ????????? ???? ??????? ???????? ????? ? ???????? [Military-Political Conflicts since World War Two and Bulgaria] (Sofia 1995); O emfilioz polemoz othn Ellada [Greek Civil War: International Dimensions] (Athens 1997); Civil-Military Relations Teaching Guide and Curriculum (Vienna 2004).