National Security Forum Journal Contributors


Dr. Anna Abelmann, was a research associate of the Ruhr University of Bocliarhum, Germany, Executive Director of the “International Intelligence History Association” and member of the Editorial Board „Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence“. Her doctoral thesis deals with the work of German political foundations in Israel. She specializes in German relations in Israel and the Middle East since 1945, Intelligence and Security Studies and transatlantic security cooperation after World War Two.

Dr. Wilhelm Agrell is associate professor of history at the University of Lund (Sweden) and lecturer and consultant on intelligence analysis. He has written a number of works on security policy and the history and science of intelligence.

Assoc. Prof. Gordan Akrap, Hybrid Warfare Research Institute and "Dr. Franjo Tuđman" Defense and Security University, Zagreb, Croatia, graduated at Zagreb Faculty of electronics and computing in 1994. In 2011 he received a PhD at the University of Zagreb, in the field of Information and Communication sciences. The title of his PhD was “Informational strategies and operations in public knowledge shaping”. He had an active role in Croatia’s Homeland war. During his career in diplomatic and security structures of Croatia he completed a number of professional courses, including Diplomatic Academy. He is active in research of national and re-gional security, intelligence and history of Homeland War. He works as part of the international project "Military Aspects of Countering Hybrid War: Experience, Lessons, Best Practices." He published several books, and papers in journals and proceedings. ( He is Editor-in-chief of National Security and the Future journal.

Kenneth Allard, Senior Associate, International Security Program. Expertise: Regional secu¬rity issues: Western Europe, Iraq, Bosnia, Somalia; intelligence, information warfare, commercial information assurance; defense technology, management, organization, and procurement reform; international peacekeeping; UN reform; NATO expansion. A former army colonel, Kenneth Allard is a well-known commentator on international security issues and is featured as a military analyst with MSNBC and NBC News. His military career as an operational intelligence officer also included service on the faculty of the United States Military Academy, as special assistant to the Army Chief of Staff, and as dean of students at the National War College. A command and control expert, he served in 1996 on special assignment with the U.S. 1st Armored Division in Bosnia. He also played key roles in two of the most significant reform efforts in Pentagon history: as a congressional fellow, helping to draft the landmark 1 986 Goldwater-Nichols Act; and directing the study that produced the sweeping procurement reforms of the 1994 Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act. A noted author and lecturer, Allard's many publications include two books, Somalia Operations: Lessons Learned (National Defense University Press, 1995) and Command, Control and the Common Defense (Yale University Press, 1990), which won the 1991 National Security Book Award. Allard holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an M.RA. from Harvard University, and he is an adjunct professor in the National Security Studies Program, Georgetown University.

Ioannis Anastasakis, is an Air Force Academy (Greece) graduate who retired as Lieutenant General-Air Force pilot. He is founder of the "Balkans & East Mediterranean pool of experts" named ROSED (Regional Observatory on Security for Economic Development). He was designated “Expert Group” chairman to the multinational Wassenaar Arrangement, which deals with export controls of military and advanced technology goods and technologies. He was also member of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ International Sanctions Monitoring Working Group. Lt General (ret) Anastasakis is experienced in MoD international and bilateral relations, with specialty on security, cooperation, procurement, defense investment and armaments. He was previously posted to NATO/SHAPE staff in Belgium as “Reaction Forces exercise planner”. Periodically he performs as Guest speaker in Institutions, Military and Diplomatic Academies, Staff Colleges, C-5 and RIEAS courses. He is author of two books titled: “Asymmetric Threats and Controlled Items” and “Controlled Items of Military Significance: Case Studies".

mr. sc. Natalia Anić, magistrirala je 2010. na smjeru Marketing na Ekonomskom Fakultetu u Zagrebu, te je 2011. upisala Doktorski studij informacijskih i komunikacijskih znanosti. Zaposlena je na području marketinga i razvoja u bankarskom sektoru. Predaje Marketing financijskih institucija na privatnoj visokoj poslovnoj školi. Nikola Anić magistrirao je na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Zagrebu na temu Analiza prodajnog tržišta u investicijskim projektima. Diplomirao na Građevinskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Konzultant je za izradu strateških dokumenata i investicijskih studija u gospodarstvu. U praksi je izradio više strategijskih dokumenata za gospodarstvo i jedinice lokalne i regionalne samouprave, te radeći u bankarskom sektoru radio pripremanje, ocjenjivanje i praćenje izvedbe investicijskih projekata. Od investicijskih projekata najviše je radio na razvoju projekata nekretnina te praćenje i financijski nadzor izvedbe do puštanja u upotrebu istih. Ima višegodišnje iskustvo kao direktor u velikim poduzećima, a trenutno je zaposlen u HEP grupi.

Petar Anić, bacc.oec. student je diplomskog studija Poslovna ekonomija i globalizacija na Libertas međunarodnom sveučilištu. Završio je preddiplomski studij Poslovna ekonomija te je dobitnik rektorove nagrade za najbolji završni rad na temu: Analiza utjecaja umjetne inteligencije na psihološko stanje ljudi. Dvije godine zaredom izabran je za Erasmus plus studenta, te odlazi u Njemačku na razmjenu studenata na fakultet OTH Regensburg. 

Dr. Ian Anthony, Project Leader, SIPRI Export Controls in Europe Project. Ian Anthony (UK) received his doctorate from the University of London in 1991. The title of his thesis was The international arms trade: Case studies of India and Pakistan 1947-86. From 1 993 to 1 998 Dr Anthony was leader of the SIPRI Arms Transfer Project. He is cur¬rently leading a project to develop an internet database on export control. In addition to many articles in journals and edited volumes, Dr Anthony is the author of three monographs: Warsaw Pact Military Expenditure, (Jane's Publishing Group: London 1988) with Jonathon Eyal; the Naval Arms Trade, (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1989); and Arms Trade and Medium Powers: Case studies of India and Pakistan 1947-90, (Simon & Schuster: Brighton 1991). He is the editor of four volumes: Arms Export Regulations (editor), (Oxford University Press: Oxford 1991), The Future of the Defence Industries of Central and Eastern Europe, (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1994), Russia and the Arms Trade, (Oxford University Press: Oxford 1988) and A Future Arms Control Agenda, (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2001).


Dr. sc. Joško Badžim, zaposlen pri Uredu vijeća za nacionalnu sigurnost RH u Zagrebu. 

Jordan Anguelov Baev (b. 1954, Sofia). Associate Professor of contemporary history, national security, crisis management at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Since 1999, Executive Director, Center for Conflict Studies, Sofia. International academic activity: Central European University, Budapest; The George Washington University, Washington DC; King's College, London; Helsinki University; American University; Blagoevgrad; U.S. Institute of Peace & Black Sea University Foundation, Sinaia, Romania; "George C. Marshall" Center for European Security. Participation in International Conferences: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, College Park, Maryland, Graz, Leipzig, London, Managua, Moscow, Prague, Reykjavik, Stanford, California, Warsaw, Washington, D.C. Publications: 142 publications on contemporary history, foreign policy, international relations and conflict studies, and four books, among them: Military-Political Conflicts after World War II and Bulgaria. Sofia 1995, and Greek Civil War: International Dimensions. Athens 1997. Co-author /co-editor/ of 12 books.

Dr. Ivan Bagarić (b. 1941, Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Specialized in public health; Assistant at the Medical Faculty, University of Mostar; Assistant Minister of Health in the Federation of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Head of the Medical Headquarters for the HVO during the war, with the rank of Major-General. Elected twice to the Parliament of Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Gintaras Bagdonas, In 1991. he graduated from Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Energetics with an engineering sciences degree. Between 2004 - 2006 he studied at the Institute of International Relations and Diplomacy at Vilnius University and holds an MA in Political Sciences. In 2002 Col. BAGDONAS completed the strategic senior officer course at NATO Defence College, Rome, Italy. Career: Col. BAGDONAS was appointed as Director of NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE), based in Vilnius, Lithuania in August 2014. Prior to this appointment he had a two-year assignment as a Minister Counsellor and a Head of the Special Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Kabul under the subordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. Before this appointment he served as Commandant of the General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania; the Director of Intelligence of the EU Military Staff, (interim Brigadier General Rank) in Brussels, Belgium; the Director of the Second Investigation Department (Military Intelligence and Security) under the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania. From 1995 to 1998 he served as Defence Attaché of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republics of Latvia and Estonia. Col. BAGDONAS has published several articles on different aspects of strategic partnership and international relations. He has also given lectures on "Intelligence and State" for the Military Diplomacy Master Students at the Military Academy of Lithuania. Besides native Lithuanian language, Col. Bagdonas speaks English and Russian and has acquired basic knowledge of French and Persian. His interests and hobbies include mountaineering, cycling, professional and historical literature.

Anastazija Bakran, Ured za upravljanje u hitnim situacijama, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Gordon N. Bardos is Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. A specialist on Southeastern Europe, he has written extensively on various aspects of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Bardos also serves as Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), the world's largest scholarly organization devoted to the study of problems of nationalism and ethnic conflict in the post-communist world. Since 1998, he has also worked as a Balkans consultant for Freedom House. In 1996-97, he worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a political advisor to the U.S. military. Primary research interests include problems of democracy in a multinational environment, comparative state and nation building processes, and the role of Islamic fundamentalist groups in Southeastern Europe.

General pukovnik (u mir.) Slavko Barić, rođ. 27. travnja 1957., u Bocanjevci – Belišće, zamjenik je načelnika Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske za planove i resurse. U OS RH obnašao je sljedeće dužnosti: 1991./92. - zapovjednik 107. brigade; 1992./93. - zapovjednik 132. brigade; 1993./95. - zamjenik zapovjednika Zbornog područja Osijek; 1995./96. - pročelnik Vojnog kabineta u Uredu Predsjednika RH; 1996./97. - zamjenik zapovjednika Zbornog područja Osijek; 1997./99. - vojni izaslanik Predsjednika Republike Hrvatske za mirnu reintegraciju; 1999./2001. - zamjenik zapovjednika Ratne škole "B. J. Jelačić"; 2001./03. - zapovjednik Zbornog područja Osijek; od 2003. - zamjenik N GS OSRH. Trenutno obnaša dužnost zapovjednika Hrvatskog vojno učilišta "dr. Franjo Tuđman". Na Fakultetu političkih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu obranio je 2010. doktorsku disertaciju na temu „Asimetrično ratovanje i transformacija vojne organizacije: Adaptacija vojnih doktrina i metoda djelovanja u odgovoru na asimetrične ugroze“.

Ante Batistić, mag. hist. et int. rel. et dipl. magistar je povijesne struke i diplomacije i međunarodnih odnosa.

Tome Batkovski (b.1952, Ohrid, Macedonia) Professor at the Faculty of Security in Skopje. In his scientific work deals mainly with (a) research of national security in general and security questions related to Republic of Macedonia and the Balkan region in specific; (b) criminal investigation in the area of criminal acts against the state; (c) research in the area of organized crime. Dr. Batkovski is author of over thirty articles. His book The Plot of the Albanian Nationalism in Macedonia (Skopje; 1994) treats from a criminological aspect the phenomenology of illegal organization and activities based on extreme Albanian nationalism in Macedonia from 1945-1987.

dr. Goran Belamarić, doctoral thesis (2015): Model for ship protection against Piracy attacks, Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka, URN:NBN 187:648635.

Maj. gen. Carlo Bellinzona. Born September 18, 1941. From October 1998 Director of CeMiSS, Centro Militare di Studi Strategic, Rome, Italy. From July 1996 - October 1998 National Military Representative at SHAPE; from 1993-1996 COS of the 3rd Corp in Milan; from  1991-1993 Commanded the Garibaldi Bresaglieri Brigade.
Qualifications: Degree in Political Science from Bologna Univers.ty; Post-graduate degree in European Studies, at De Gasperi Institute in Rome; Degree in Strategic Sciences at Turin University. He has focussed extensively on History and International Relations and is author of works in these fields. He is a lecturer on political-strategic issues at several Italian universities (Milan - Florence - Teramo - Palermo - Cassino).

General bojnik Blaž Beretin,, srednju pomorsku školu završio je u Zadru, gdje je maturirao 1984. godine. Nakon toga je upisao Vojnu akademiju ratnog zrakoplovstva i protuzračne obrane (radarsko-računalna specijalnost) u Rajlovcu kod Sarajeva na kojoj je diplomirao 1989. godine. Sudionik je Domovinskog rata 1991. – 1996. godine. Sudjelovao je u mirovnim vojnim operacijama na dužnosti zapovjednika 17. i 18. hrvatskog kontingenta u sastavu međunarodnih snaga „ISAF“ za sigurnosnu pomoć u Afganistanu. Uz Vojnu akademiju, završio je Zapovjedno stožernu školu „Blago Zadro“ 2000. godine te Ratnu školu „Ban Josip Jelačić“ 2005. godine u Zagrebu. Završio je postdiplomski studij „Jadran-poveznica među kontinentima“ 2019. Obranio je disertaciju pod naslovom „Geostrateška obilježja hrvatskog dijela Jadrana“ te stekao akademski stupanj doktora znanosti iz interdisciplinarnih područja znanosti, znanstveno polje geografija.

Ivan Bilić (see Gordan Akrap)

Zoran M. Bjelica, Data Scientist, technical expert in the field of Big Data Analytics and Information Systems Security. As a pioneer in the new scientific discipline of data science, he interdisciplinary approached the definition of fields that use scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insight from many structural and unstructured data in the field of information security. Activities and field of scientific and professional work is Big Data Analytics, which is based on data mining, machine learning and systematization of large amounts of data. Zoran M. Bjelica is the founder of the Vinča Data Analitika. A special area of expertise is mIOT (Medical Internet Of Things). He has been a lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade for many years. He has been interested in computer and network systems for over 40 years. He is the author of several scientific monographs, treatises treatises and scientific papers in the field of information security. The Institute for Standardization of Serbia, under his expert supervision and guidance, adopted the first version of the Serbian Standard SRBS 27001. He is one of the first Internet users in this area who had a professional obligation to test the first Internet academic network.

Helene L. Boatner († 2000) Served with the Central Intelligence Agency from 1963 until 1996. Employed for ten years as an analyst with the Office of Economic Research in the Directorate of Intelligence, and with the Office of National Estimates. Later served in a wide variety of executive positions, including Director of Political Analysis, Director of Leadership Analysis, Director of Current Production and Analytic Support and Comptroller. Spent two years in the U. S. Mission to the United Nations. Also served on the Editorial Board of CIA's Studies in Intelligence and was Chairman of that Board for many years. Received a B. A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas and a M.A. in Economics from The American University, and was a graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C. Helene Boatner died on 9 January 2000.

Lt-Gen. László Botz (b. 1944, Pestújhely, Hungary). Military education at the Military Academy (1966), War College (1980) and General Staff Course (1983). From 1969 to 1991, held various military positions, including Head of Division, Intelligence Division, and Deputy Director of Military Intelligence. From 1991 to 1995, held positions at the Ministry of Defense, including the Head of the Department of International Relations and Security Policy, Representative of Ministry of Defense, and the Hungarian Home Defense Forces at the Hungarian NATO Mission, Brussels. In 1995, appointed Director General of MIO. His foreign services include missions to the Republic of Vietnam (1973), United States (Assistant Military Attaché, 1976-1979), Italy (Defense Attaché, 1985-1990) and Belgium (Military Representative,1993-1995). He is married, with two grown-up children.

Dr. Barak Bouks is a Senior Research Fellow at The Europa Institute, Department of Political Studies at School of Communication & The International BA Communication Programme, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Dr Bouks specializes in Religion & Terror he won a scholarship, to attend and present a paper, at UCSIA's Summer school, The University of Antwerp, Belgium, Under the theme "Is Faith-based Violence Religious". In 2017, he served as committee member of the Jabotinsky Prize for Literature and Research. Throughout 2017-2018, he was elected as a peer reviewer for the journals Terrorism and Political Violence, Religion State and Society & Conflict Management and Peace Science. In 2020, he was nominated as an Editorial Team Member and the head of a consulting refereed regulation team, of the Scientific Journal "Security Science Journal", published by the Institute for National and International Security (Serbia) & The Europa Institute (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), The Research Institute for European and American Studies - RIEAS (Greece) and ITS – Institute for Transnational Studies (Germany). Main research interests are Terror & Religion, Middle-East & Security (Focusing in Lebanon), Arab Media (Focusing in Middle-Eastern regional media), conducting surveys, as well as qualitative & quantitative analysis (SPSS & Excel). In addition, Dr. Bouks serves as a commentator in the Israeli electronic media: Radio (Radio Eretz, Galei Tzahal) & T.V Channel I24 News.

Gen. Todor K. Boyadjiev (b. 1939, Bulgaria). President of the Bulgarian Euro- Atlantic Intelligence Forum, Adjunct Professor in National Security and Intelligence at the universities of Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Bourges, and Official Senior Consultant to the Bulgarian National Television on national security matters. Studied at the University of Technology, Sofia, and has a Major in Electronics and Telecommunications. From 1967 to 1972, Deputy Commercial Counselor of Bulgaria to the United States. Elected member of IEEE in 1969. Former advisor to the Chairman of the State Committee on Science, Technical Progress, and Higher Education; previously employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UN and Disarmament Department); former Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations; former Minister Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In November 1990, by decree of the President of Republic of Bulgaria, received the military rank of General-Major. From February 1990 until June 1992, "Executive Secretary" - Deputy Minister to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Has headed the Information Division, International Department, Public Relations, Press Center, National Central Bureau of the I.C.P.O. INTERPOL, etc.

Julienne Busic (Bušić) holds a Master’s Degree in German Language and Literature and Linguistics with a minor in political science.  From 1992-1995 she was an adviser in the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Washington, D.C.  and from 1995-2000 a senior adviser in the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia.  Since 2000, she works as a writer, translator, and essayist, and her last book “Living Cells”, which addressed the issue of rape as a war crime in occupied Vukovar, was awarded the A.B. Simic prize for literature in 2013.


General (ret.) Yair Cohen had 32 years of Military Service in the IDF. At his last position he served as the Head of the Cyber & Intelligence Unit. After his military service, Mr. Cohen served in several senior positions: Vice President at Elron Electronic Industries Ltd (2005-2009, Nasdaq: ELRNF), leading Israeli holding company dedicated to build technology companies in diverse fields while Mr. Cohen led the investments in Intelligence and Cyber. He was active director at several companies from which Starling, Safend and 3DV Systems were sold in Exits. In addition he was active Chairman of ECtel (Nasdaq: ECTX) that also was sold in Exit. In the years 2009-2015 Mr. Cohen established the Cyber Division in Elbit Systems Ltd, (Nasdaq: ESLT), The largest private defense company in Israel.He was the first CEO of the Cyber Company in Elbit Systems.
Mr. Cohen holds a BA degree (Summa cum laude) from Bar Ilan University in Jewish History and Arabic Language and Literature and MA (Magna cum laude) degree from ICAF, National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC, in Management of National Resources. 
He is currently teaching Cyber for MA in Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University.

Lt. Gl. (r) Florian Coldea, the longest running deputy director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, holding the office for twelve years with notable results, Florian Coldea ran all operations for Romania`s most significant domestic intelligence agency. After a total of twenty-one years in intelligence, the first spent in counter-terrorism, as an officer and manager, he has acquired significant tactical and strategic expertise in the fields of counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, economical and trans-border crime. Was decorated by both the American partner, with the CIA Alben W. Barkley Medallion for partnership, and by the French one, with the Knight of the National Order of Merit, awarded by the President of France. 

Prof. Dr. Marc Cools, University of Gent, (b. 1962) holds a PhD in Criminology (Free University of Brussels) and certificates in Business Economics (IPO Management School- Antwerp University) and International Management in the Telecommunications Industry (London Business School). He had different higher-management and board positions in the private security services industry:  Bell Telephone ITT nv, Alcatel Bell nv, Shield nv and Faceo Security & Prevention nv. Currently, he is a member of the board at Securitas Training nv and member of the Mont Pèlerin Society. He lectured at the Antwerp Police Academy and at the School for Criminology of the Justice Department. He was advisor for the former Belgian Justice Minister, Mr. Marc Verwilghen. Today he is Professor of Criminology at the Free University of Brussels and at Ghent University, he is also Visiting Professor at the Nyenrode University and Paris X University. He also lectures at Antwerp Management School and at the Intelligence & Security School of the Ministry of Defence.

Francesco Cossiga (b. 1928, Sassari; † 2010, Rome). Holds a law degree and was Professor of Constitutional Law at Sassari University. Active member of Catholic Action and FUCI, and in 1945 joined the Christian Democratic Party, becoming Provincial Secretary from 1956 to 1958 and leader of the DC Group on the Sassari City Council until 1966. He served as Minister for Home Affairs in the 2nd and 4th Andreotti governments, but resigned in May 1978 following the murder of Aldo Moro. He was re-elected Deputy for the sixth time on 3 June 1979, and was the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Affairs Committee. On August 4, 1979 headed a coalition government of the DC, PSDI and PLI Parties, and from April 4, 1980 to October 18, 1980 headed a second DC, PSI and PRI coalition government. In 1983, as Senator for the Tempio-Orieri constituency, was elected Speaker of the Senate. On June 24, 1985, elected President of the Republic at the first ballot. Left office on April 28, 1992 and was appointed Life Senator. Named "doctor of civil law" from Oxford University, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, member of the Council of the Foundation of the Academy of Philosophy Studies of Lichtenstein, Honorary Senator of the Senate of the University of Bonn. Holds honorary degrees from major universities around the world.

Mgr. Jurjaj Cséfalvay, Department of Security Studies, The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University, Kuzmányho 1, 974 01, Banská Bystrica, Slovenská republika

Grozdan Cvetkovski (b. 1956, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia) Holds B.Sc. in Faculty of Security in Skopje, and Master's Degree in International Political Relations from the Law Faculty, Skopje. Doctorate in progress: Political requirements of organized crime in post-communist countries, with a special emphasis on the conditions in the Republic of Macedonia. Worked in the Interior Ministry for many years. Former Director of the Security Faculty. Founder of the first detective agency in Macedonia. Current post: Director of Analysis in the Intelligence Agency of the Republic of Macedonia. Published works: Terrorism in the Modern World, Skopje, 1986; and What we fought for, Skopje, 1995.


Krešimir Ćosić (b. 1949, Zagreb, Croatia). Holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees from University of Zagreb, Croatia. Visiting research fellow at Aerospace Department, Ann Arbor University of Michigan in 1990. Presently full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Since 1993, President of the Military-Technical Council of the Ministry of Defense of Croatia. Also former Deputy Minister of Defense of Croatia from 1996-2000. Dr. Ćosić is at present director of the Institute for Defense Studies, Research and Development, which was established in 1999. He is married and has two children.

Daniel Ćosić-Dragan (b. 1966, Sinj, Croatia) graduated at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. From August 1990 he was actively engaged in defence of the Republic of Croatia. He continued his career in Croatian security and diplomatic services. His areas of research are history of Homeland War, international terrorism and business and competitive intelligence (see Gordan Akrap).

Milica Ćurčić is a Ph.D. Candidate at Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. She is a Research assistant at “Vinča” Institute of Nuclear Sciences- National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade. Milica Ćurčć is also a Security and Defence Officer at “Vinča” Institute and Coordinator of CBRN training at CBRN Center for forensic and training at Vinča” Institute. Milica worked as a Liaison Officer Assistant to the EU Mission in Pristina during 2017. Milica was participating in the Project on "Testing and verification of methods for multidisciplinary forensic analysis in the function of Non-Proliferation of WMD” held by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. She is the author of over 20 scientific papers ad articles.


Marina Dabetić is PhD candidate at Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. She is a Research assistant at “Vinča” Institute of Nuclear Sciences- National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade. She completed Master's degree in Nuclear Security as an IAEA Marie Curie Fellow. Marina represents Serbia at the International Nuclear Security Education Network at the IAEA, where she holds the position of Chairman of WGIII. Nenad Debrecin, redoviti profesor na Zavodu za visoki napon i energetiku zagrebačkog FER-a.

Dr. Stevan Dedijer (b. 1911, Sarajevo; † 2004 Dubrovnik). Education: Collegio Internazionale Monte Mario, Rome, 1924 - 1929; Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut USA; BS in Theoretical Physics, Princeton University, USA, 1934; Ph. D. Honoris Cause, Lund University. Professional Experience: Columnist in Competitive Intelligence Review, USA, 1992 - 1994; Instructor of Intelligence and security courses, Lund University, Sweden 1974 - 1993. Consultant to the U.N., European Community, UNESCO, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Sweden, PLO, ex-Yugoslavia, Croatia, and OECD (organized in 1980 for the "Economic Intelligence for Development"). Fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Palo Alto, California, 1969 - 1970. Studies in Intelligence: Dartmouth College, NSF, EXXON; corporation grants 1972 - 1975. Founder and director of Research Policy Institute, Lund University, Sweden 1966-1978. Studies in research and development policy: Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, and Lund University, Sweden 1961 - 1966. Researcher, nuclear physics, Nuclear Institute of Belgrade, Tait Institute, Edinburgh, and Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreborn Director of Nuclear Institute, Belgrade 1952 - 1954. Journalist: Newsweek - New York, Slobodna Rec-Pittsburgh, Borba, Tanjug, Politika - Belgrade, 1936 - 1952. Publications: Published more than 150 papers and reports in the fields of Intelligence and Security, and Science and Technology policy, including: "Swedish Technical Attaches and Innovation Intelligence", 1994; "Management and Development by Intelligence, Japan, 1860 - 1990", JS and EI, 1992; "Does IBM Know What Business it is in?", 1990, in Social and Economic Intelligence; "Elizabethan Intelligence - The Rainbow Enigma", 1986, Internet Journal of Intelligence; "Chinese Science: Ancient and Modern", cover story in Nature, August, 1975; "Why did Daedalus Leave", Science,1962. Publications in his honor: "The Intelligence Corporation", Jon Sigurdsson, Yael Torneurd, editors, 1992; "From Research Policy to Social Intelligence", J. Annerstedt, A. Jamison, editors, 1987; "Clio goes Spying - Essays in the History of Intelligence", W. Agrell, C. Hjort, eds. 1983. Founder of Business Intelligence - "Intelligence in the 21st Century", Conference, Priverno, Italy, 2001.

Gary T. Dempsey is a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. He is the co-author of the newly published book, Fool's Errands: Washington's Recent Encounters with Nation Building, and his documentary film, Collateral Damage: The Balkans after NATO's Air War, was featured in several film festivals, including the 2000 United Nations Association Human Rights Film Festival. He has three times served as an international elections supervisor in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. His academic articles have appeared in Mediterranean Quarterly and the Southern Journal of Philosophy. Mr. Dempsey's opinion articles have been published in numerous American newspapers, including the Journal of Commerce and the Washington Times, and in regional newspapers such as Danas in Yugoslavia, Exoysia in Greece, and Sega in Bulgaria. Mr. Dempsey received his undergraduate degree in international relations from Rutgers University in 1 991 and his master's degree from the College of William & Mary in 1995.

Dr. Hichem Derradji is currently an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Biskra from Algeria. He freshly obtained his Ph.D. in Governance and Development from M'sila University, Algeria. He works as a researcher in the new political science laboratory. His research interests are critical security studies, governance, development, and democracy in Africa and the Middle East.

José L. Diego is a member of Valencia (Spain) Local Polic

Wilhelm Dietl (born 1955 in Bad Koetzting) is a well-knownn German journalist and expert for Near and Middle East, international terrorism and extremism. As a journalist, he worked for local edition of Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Erding, weekly magazine Quick where he was a chief reporter, and for Stern and Spiegel. From 1993-2004 he worked in magazine Focus. During that time he was recruited to work for BND. He is also author of 15 books which, some of them, becames bestsellers. He was a co-founder and vicepresident of Institut fuer Terrorismusforschung und Sicheheitspolitik in Essen, Germany.

Antonia Dimou is Diplomatic Advisor at the Hellenic Parliament and Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan; and, the Center for Middle East Development, University of California, Los Angeles. She is associate at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, and senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Development University of California, Los Angeles, Unites States, since 2006. She is also head of the Middle East Unit at the Institute for Security and Defense Analyses based in Athens, and Advisory Board member of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council based in Cyprus. Ms. Dimou served as Advisor to the Foreign and Defense Relations Committee, Greek Parliament; Advisor to the Greek Ministers of National Defense; Expert at the General Directorate of Industrial Development, Ministry of Defense; and expert at the Center for Analysis and Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She received an IVLP fellowship by the US State Department, a scholarship by the Greek and Jordanian governments, and a Project Inter-change fellowship of the AJC. She holds a certificate on American National Security from Harvard University and on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism from Georgetown university.

Duško Doder is a journalist and author, whose latest book is Milošević: Portrait of a Tyrant (2000). He has reported extensively on Soviet and East European affairs for the Washington Post, where he served as assistant foreign editor, State Department correspondent, East European bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, and intelligence correspondent. Doder also served a tour of duty as Beijing correspondent for US News and World Report. He graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1962, and received two advanced degrees from Columbia University. He won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. Doder's book Shadows and Whispers: Power Politics Inside the Kremlin from Brezhnev to Gorbachev was the runner-up for the Washington Monthly's Political Book of 1986. Other books include: The Yugoslavs (1977) and Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin (1990).

Admiral Davor Domazet-Lošo (b. 1948, Sinj, Croatia). Military education: Navy Military Academy, (1971), Command - Staff Tactics and Operations School (1984), War Strategy School (1991). Ranks: Rear Admiral, (1994), Vice Admiral, (1998), Admiral, (2000). Assignments: Assistant or Commander on several types of ships, Commander of the "Split" Missile Frigate, anti-submarine and anti-missile defence specialist on war ships (1987), Head of Intelligence Analytics Department in the Military Maritime Zone (1991), Chief of the Strategic Research Office (1991), Chief of the Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GS AF of the Republic of Croatia, 1992), Deputy Chief of GS AF of Croatia (1996), Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia (1998-2000). Admiral Domazet deals primarily with strategic studies, and writes and publishes essays in the fields of general strategy, military strategy, doctrine and tactics. He also lectures at upper level civilian and military educational institutions.

Srećko Domljanović (b. 1968, Rijeka, Croatia). Holds B.Sc. in Naval Architecture from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In September 1995, joined Military-Technical Council of the Ministry of Defense of Croatia and performed various duties dealing with technical and organization-modernization projects of the Croatian Armed Forces. Earned MS in 1998 at the Industrial College of Armed Forces, National Defense University, in the United States. Has worked in the Institute of Defense Studies, Research and Development since July 1999. Married since 1999.

Dr. sc. Roman Domović is a lecturer at the Zagreb University of Applied Sciences at the Department of Information Technology and Computing. He went to X. mathematical gymnasium where he graduated physics, after which he attended University of Zagreb and graduated in the field of Information sciences and Phonetics. At the same university he earned his doctoral degree in the field of Information and Communication sciences. His research interests are applied cryptography, classical cryptography and information warfare. He is an author of several scientific and professional articles in the field of Information and Communication sciences.

Prof.Dr. Zoran Dragišić is a full professor at Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. Prof. Dragišić is also Vice Dean for Developement at Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade.


mr. sc. Tomislav Đozić, rođen je u Zagrebu 1967. gdje je završio osnovnu i srednju školu. Magistrirao je 2002. godine na poslijediplomskom studiju Međunarodni odnosi na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu s temom „Gospodarska špijunaža u posthladnoratovskom svijetu“. Na istom fakultetu je diplomirao 1991. (smjer politologija). Zaposlen je u Uredu Vijeća za nacionalnu sigurnost od njegovog osnivanja 2003., na radnom mjestu višeg stručnog savjetnika. Prije toga je radio na analitičkim i operativnim poslovima u okviru MUP-a od 1992. Bio je sudionik različitih konferencija i predavač na stručnim seminarima s temama kao što su: poslovna sigurnost, business intelligence, gospodarska špijunaža i slično. Objavio je nekoliko stručnih radova iz tog područja.


Ivar Ekman (M.PS. and Senior Analyst), Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)


Ljubomir Filipović is a political scientist and activist from Montenegro. He works as a consultant and analyst for different governmental, non-governmental and private institutions. He is the leader of the “May 21st” Civic Initiative in Montenegro. He served his community as a Deputy and Acting Mayor of Budva and Political Advisor to Members of Parliament.

Krešimir Fileš, Master of Business Arts in Marketing and Magister of Human Resources and Education Systems, is a PhD candidate of Organizational Sciences and Work Systems at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Republic of Slovenia. His research interests include security culture and socio-cultural elements in organizations, adaptable and contemporary organizational structures, workflows and models in hybrid digital environment for data-gathering and data-handling organizations, cybersecurity, personal data protection and GDPR

Mr. Drago Ferš (b. 1943 Maribor, Slovenia). Education: Faculty of Political Science, University of Ljubljana. Retired in 2000 as Director of Slovenian Intelligence and Security Service (SOVA, Slovenia).

Valery Frolov, PhD, lieutenant-general ret., The leading researcher of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of the National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi, Kyiv, Ukraine, ORCID


Robert Gates (b. 1943, Kansas). He graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary in 1964, received a Masters degree from Indiana University in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University 1974. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1966 as an analyst. from 1971 to 1973, he served as a staff member and intellgience advisor to the US Strategic Arms Limitations Talks Delegation. From 1974 - 1976, he was detailed to the National Security Council (NSC) staff. In 1977, he was reassigned to the NSC staff where he was Special Assistant to the National Security Advisor, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. In 1979, he returned to the CIA. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to the position of Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and was given additional senior level assignments. In 1982, he was named Deputy Director for Intelligence, where he was responsible for CIA analysis and production. He held this position until April, 1986, when he was nominated and confirmed as Deputy Director of Central Itnelligence. In January, 1989 he was named Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He was the Director of Central Intelligence from November 1991 - January 1993. He started his career as an intelligence officer in CIA and enroute to the position of DCI worked in the White House staffs of four presidents.

Dr. Laris Gaiser ITSTIME. Graduated in Law at the University of Verona in 2002 with a final dissertation on “The consequences of the devolution of power in United Kingdom and the new role of the State in public economy”, earned his Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) of Milano and, after a specialization in crisis management and humanitarian action at UN Staff College, obtained a Ph.D. in Geopolitical Economy at University Guglielmo Marconi of Rome.From 2012 to 2014 he was Vice President, acting President, of Euro Mediterranean University – EMUNI and member Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Strategic Council. Laris Gaiser is president of Slovenian Paneuropean Movement and Presidency member of International Paneuropean Union (Strasbourg). Involved in strategic consultancy, he also served as general manager in several international companies. As a member of ITSTIME – Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies - at Catholic University of Milan (Italy), Senior Scholar at Center for the Study of Global Issues at University of Georgia (USA) and Visiting Lecturer at Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, he regularly teaches geopolicy, geoeconomy and intelligence issues.

Professor Heinz Gärtner Since 1979, Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna. 1997-2000 Guest Professor at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Vienna. Lecturer at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. Resident Fellow at the Institute for East-West Security Studies in New York (Sept. 1987 - June 1989); Visiting Fellow at St. Hugh's College, Oxford (April -July 1992); Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Relations, Vancouver, Canada (July - August 1 993); Guest Professor at the University of Erlangen (Winter 1994/95); Visiting Austrian Professor (Austrian Chair) at Stanford University, 2001/2001. Member of the editorial board of various international and Austrian Journals. Has published widely on European and International Security, the Concept of Security, State and Ethnic Conflicts, Small States, and International Relations Theory.

Prof.Dr. Jan Goldman is a Professor of Intelligence, Security Studies atThe Citadel, USA, and Editor-in-Chief of  International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 

Dr. Janos Gömbös (b. 1949, Magyargences, Hungary). Graduted from the Military Academy Lalka Mate in 1968 as a radar technician. Military College "Zrinji Miklos" in 1978. Retired as Colonel in 1993. Doctorate awarded in 1989. Senior fellow for the Center for Security and Defence Studies from 1991. Military Advisor for the Parliamentary Faction of the Hungarian Socialist Party from 1994. Book: Hungary and NATO. Many studies, including: NATO new strategy (1991); Russian foreign policy (1999); Hungarian Defence Industry (1998). Married and has one daughter. Sanja Gongeta, Veleučilište Lavoslav Ružička, Vukovar, naslovna je docentica Ekonomskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci. Zaposlena na Veleučilištu "Lavoslav Ružička" u Vukovaru gdje je prodekanica za stručni i znanstvenoistraživački rad i međunarodnu suradnju. Objavila je više od pedeset stručnih i znanstvenih radova iz područja prava društava, trgovačkog prava i međunarodne ekonomije.

Boris Guberina, Ured za upravljanje u hitnim situacijama, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Marijan Gubić formally served as Assistant Presidential Advisor for International Public Affairs in the Office of the President, Zagreb, Croatia, and as a Counsellor for Public Diplomacy at the Croatian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He holds degrees in Law and Political Science (Honours) and also received a Master's Degree in International Affairs. He currently works as a Consultant for Marketing and Business Information Services.


Dr. Adrian Hänni is a historian and a lecturer at Distance Learning University Switzerland, where he is responsible for the Political History module. In 2018, he also works as a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and as a lecturer at the University of Zurich. Previously he has been a post-doctoral fellow at Leiden University and a Visiting Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. His research interests include the history of intelligence services, propaganda, and terrorism with a focus on the Cold War era. His latest monograph, Terrorismus als Konstrukt (“Terrorism as a Construct”), was published in January 2018.

Dr. sc. Branko Hebrang dekan je Visoke škole za odnose s javnošću i studij medija Kairos iz Zagreba gdje predaje Osnove teorije promidžbe, a na Hrvatskim studijima Sveučilišta u Zagrebu kolegij Teorije i sustavi agencijskog komuniciranja. Uže područje njegova znanstvenog proučavanja obuhvaća teoriju masovnih medija, upravljanje javnim znanjem, diskurs uvjeravanja i promidžbe u medijskoj praksi, dominaciju političkoga determinizma u medijskoj sferi. Autor je i urednik više projekata, stručnih, znanstvenih i publicističkih radova. Završio je ekonomski fakultet, magistrirao je na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu i doktorirao informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti na zagrebačkom Filozofskom fakultetu.

Dr. Neven Henigsberg (b. 1963). Psychiatrist. Since 1991 has worked on health-related humanitarian activities, particularly on development of disaster management information system. From 1993 assumed position of Assistant Director of the Center for Development of Disaster Management Information System at the Medical School in Zagreb. Has led several humanitarian projects in cooperation with WHO, UNHCR and EC. Currently employed at the Medical School in Zagreb, Croatian Institute for Brain Research and Vrapee Psychiatric Hospital.

Sean Hilscher, graduate of Providence College, served as an intern at the Institute of World Politics in the summer of 2007. He is now a student at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University. 

Prof. dr. sc. Željko Holjevac zaposlen je na Odsjeku za povijest Filozofskoga fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. U fokusu njegova znanstveno-nastavnog rada je hrvatska povijest ranoga novoga vijeka i 19. stoljeća u europskom kontekstu, posebice povijest hrvatsko-mađarskih odnosa. Istraživački je više puta boravio u inozemstvu, radeći najviše u arhivima i knjižnicama u Beču i Budimpešti. Predsjednik je Društva za hrvatsku povjesnicu i član Organizacijskog odbora Međunarodnog kulturno-povijesnog simpozija Mogersdorf. Kao autor ili suautor objavio je nekoliko knjiga i niz znanstvenih radova, uredio nekoliko zbornika radova i uredničkih knjiga, a okušao se i u pisanju udžbenika povijesti za osnovne i srednje škole.


Gordana Iličić, M.A., born in 1971 in Imotski, Croatia. She graduated Politology at the Faculty of Political science in Zagreb (elections and political parties), where she also earned her Master's degree in Europian Studies – Croatia and Europe (international relationships and national security). She lives and works in Grude, BiH.   

Colonel (ret.) Andrii Ivashenko, PhD, leading researcher at the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of the National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi, Kyiv, Ukraine


Ambassador Victor Jackovich (b. 1948, Des Moines, Iowa, USA). He graduated from Indiana University and attained an M.A. there in 1971. He has specialized in East European, Russian, and Balkan affairs, and maintains fluency in several languages of these regions. In August 1999, Victor Jackovich assumed a newly created State Department position of Associate Director at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. Ambassador Jackovich's most recent postings abroad were as U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia (1995-1998), U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) and Chief of the U.S. Mission to Moldova (1992). He opened the American Embassy in Bosnia (1994) and served there during the war. Other assignments have included U.S. Cultural Attaché in Moscow, Russia (1988-1990); U.S. Press Attaché in Nairobi, Kenya (1983-1986); and U.S. Cultural Attaché in Bucharest, Romania (1980-1983). Among his many awards for exceptional service are: the Distinguished Presidential Award (1994) for service in the Balkans; and the American Bar Association's Max Kampelman Award (1998) . In addition, he holds the Golden Eagle Award (1995), which is the national medal of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Serb Civic Society Award (1999). In 2000, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Sarajevo and declared an "honorary citizen of Sarajevo." Ambassador Jackovich is married to the former Deborah Jones and has one son, Jacob. 

Lt Gen. Carlo Jean was born in Mondovi (Cuneo) on 1 2th October 1936. He attended the Military Academy in Modena from 1 953 to 1 955, the Service Branch School in Torino from 1955 to 1957, the Italian and French Senior Staff College, and the Center for High Defense Studies. During his Army Staff tenure, he served as Chief of the Office of Financial and Budget Planning of Army Staff and Chief of the IVth Logistics Department of Defense Staff. He commanded the Tactical Group "Susa", the Italian Unit of the NATO Mobile Force, and the Alpine Brigade "Cadore". From 1-979 to 1 982, he was in charge of public investment verifications and investment funds on employment planning on behalf of the Economic Planning Ministry. In 1980, he was appointed Secretary of the Government, Special Ministerial Committee, which was created to assess the damage caused by the "Irpinia" earthquake. 1981 - 85: con¬sultant at the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia - Department of Mass Emergencies. 1982 - 85: consultant of the Minister for Civil Protection - Commission for  Macro - Hazards, and institutional communications during emergencies. 1987 - 89: Director of the Military Center of Strategic Studies. 1988-91; 1993-94: mem¬ber of consultant group at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Italian Foreign Policy planning. From September 1990 to May 1992, he served as Military Adviser to the President of the Italian Republic. From January 1994 to September 1997, he was President of the Center for High Defense Studies. After graduating in Political Science, was former professor of Strategic Studies of State University of Gorizia, and at pres-ent is professor of Strategic Studies at the LUISS University in Rome. He is author of more than 200 articles on strategy, tactics, logistics, international politics, and geo-economics. He has lectured on international politics, geo-economics, strategy and military policy in several universities and centers of Strategic Studies in Europe, United States, Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. He is member of the Scientific Board of "Limes", Italian Review of Geopolitics. From October 1997 to March 2001, he was The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman in Office for art. II (CSBM) and IV (Subregional Arms Control) Annex 1 -B of the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Dr. Miloš Judaš (b. 1961 in Petrinja, Croatia) Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1984; served with the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) and Center for Crisis Management of the School of Medicine Zagreb (1993 - ). Vice-Dean for Research at the School of Medicine (1998-2000). Currently engaged in the scientific research program of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research in the field of developmental neurobiology and neuroscience.


Pavle Kalinić, PhD, Office for Emergency Crisis Management, City of Zagreb (Ured za upravljanje u hitnim situacijama, Zagreb, Hrvatska), graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb in 1982. In the same year, he received his master's degree in International Relations. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Political Science from 1986 to 1987, and at the College of Technical Science from 1987 to 1991. In 1989-1990, as an assistant at the Faculty of Political Science, he participated in the scientific project "Characteristics of Political Behaviour in the Region". In 1989 he founded Fokus, the first independent magazine in Croatia, which was published until the end of 1990. During 1991, he participated in the Homeland War as an army officer. He underwent medical treatment in the US after being wounded on the battlefield. He resided in the United States the following two years, returning to Croatia in 1994. He worked for the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in 1994 and 1995. In 1997, he became a member of the Zagreb City Assembly, as well as a member of the Croatian Parliament in 2000. In 2006, he became head of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports in Zagreb; as of 2008, he is the head of the Zagreb Office of Emergency Management. In July 2012, he obtained his PhD with the thesis “The politics of G.W. Bush administration and Islamic terrorism”.

Anastasios-Nikolaos Kanellopoulos is a PhD Candidate in Business Intelligence, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security, University Neapolis Pafos, Cyprus & BA in Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, Frontex CIRAM Analyst Certified

Eleni Kapsokoli is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies, Greece. She also holds a bachelor's degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at the faculty of Political Science and Public Administration. She earned her master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Her main research interests include international security, terrorism, cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. She is PhD Fellow at the European Doctoral School on the Common Security and Defence Policy and a researcher at the Laboratory of Intelligence and Cybersecurity, University of Piraeus

Josip Kasum, PhD, Full Professor, University Department of Forensic Sciences, Split, Croatia

Assoc.Prof. Rastislav Kazanský, Department of Security Studies, The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University, Kuzmányho 1, 974 01, Banská Bystrica, Slovenská republika

Richard James Kerr (b. 1935) retired in 1992 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He headed two of the principal directorates and several offices in the CIA over a 32-year-career. Currently serves on several private sector boards and US government panels.

Helena S. Khotkova (b. 1955) is a political scientist specializing on Central Europe. She graduated from the Moscow University, Faculty of History (1977), Ph.D. (History) the Moscow University, 1983. Since 1998 has been a head of department at Russia's Institute for Strategic Studies. She is the author of numerous sholarly articles. "Russia' S and the CEE countries relations in the context of NATO and the EU enlargment"- In: Stability and Security of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (Collection studies of Center for Stategic Studies), Ljubljana,1997; Relations between the Russian Federation, the CEE countries and NATO. -In: The Geopolitical Position of Central Europe.Development Tendencies in the 21 st Century.Bratislava,1998.

Darijo Klarić completed a Master Degree in Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb University, and finished the study of sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University North, Croatia. He works at the Croatian Ministry of Defence.

Brigadir dr. sc. Vilko Klasan, rođen 1963. u Ivanjskoj, Bosna i Hercegovina. Osnovnu školu završio je u Ivanjskoj. Na Zrakoplovno tehničkoj vojnoj akademiji u Rajlovcu kod Sarajeva diplomirao je 1985. Vojno-diplomatsku školu u Zagrebu završio je 1998. Ratnu školu OS SR Njemačke na kojoj je apsolvirao područja iz domene sigurnosne politike, proliferacije oružja za masovno uništavanje, kriznog managementa, sigurnosti EU, informacijskog ratovanja i vođenja zračnog rata pohađao je 2000-2001. General Military English Course na National Defence University Budapest, Republika Mađarska završio je 2002. Usavršavao se na području borbe protiv NKB terorizma. Magistrirao je na Visokoj školi sigurnosti sa temom Utjecaj proliferacije OMU na sigurnost EU, a od 2009. je na Poslijediplomskom doktorskom studiju Odsjeka informacijskih zananosti Filozofskog fakulteta u Zagrebu. U obranu Republike Hrvatske uključio se 1991. i obnašao dužnosti od zapovjednika vojarne, bojne, baze do dužnosti u Glavnom stožeru OSRH, MORH i Vojno sigurnosnoj agenciji. Za doprinos u ratu odlikovan je Spomenicom domovinskog rata, Spomenicom domovinske zahvalnosti i medaljom Oluja. Dužnost Vojnog izaslanika obrane RH pri veleposlanstvima RH u SR Njemačkoj i Češkoj Republici, sa sjedištem u Berlinu obnašao je od 2004-2009. Nakon povratka imenovan je načelnikom Službe za ugovaranje i nabavu MORH, a zatim i načelnikom Samostalnog sektora za javnu nabavu MORH. Od 1. prosinca 2012. je na dužnosti Vojnog izaslanika obrane RH pri veleposlanstvima RH u Republici Austriji, Slovačkoj Republici i Švicarskoj Konfederaciji, sa sjedištem u Beču.

Robert Kolobara, PhD, (born 1985., Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina) is currently a CEO of Top Consulting  LLC. He began his professional career in private security sector. He earned his Master's Degree at Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb – Republic of Croatia, in field of security policy and international relations and his Doctorate Diploma at University of Mostar, Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences B&H 2016. in field of Communication and Information warfare. His research interests include information warfare, mass media, national security, intelligence, psychology and political campaigns. He published one book Idelogija moći – informacija kao sredstvo (Ideology of Power - Information as a means) and several articles.

Tomica Kosić. Education: holds Mr. sc. in the field of Information Science from the Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, Varaždin, Croatia. He is a Professor and Higher Scientific Assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture; studied design in Zagreb (Croatia). His research interests include: design and information science models (operative and strategic), relations between information design and informational and modern business development, and approaches to classical and modern information design systems, especially in the field of modelling and design analysis. He has published more than 10 papers on scientific aspects of modelling in informatics and information design. He is finishing his doctoral thesis on aspects and relations between information design and modern business for Croatian design companies.

Dr. Ivica Kostović (b. 1943 in Zagreb, Croatia): Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1967. Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston (1975-1976), Consultant for human neuroanatomy at the Yale University School of Medicine (1979 - ), Spinoza Professor at the University of Amsterdam (1990 - ). Former Deputy Head of the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995). Currently Director of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research at the School of Medicine, Zagreb.

mr. sc. Siniša Košutić, magistrirao je na temu Sustava ranog upozoravanja. Bio je višegodišnji član Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), najveće svjetske organizacije koja okuplja profesionalce iz područja Business Intelligence-a. Zaposlen je u Hrvatskoj gospodarskoj komori gdje izrađuje političke analize pojedinih zemalja.

Damir Kovač, project manager at Adriatic Security Solutions d.o.o., born 1970 in Baden, Switzerland, earned his bachelor degree from the Polytechnic Electrical Engineering and later graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Traffic and Transportation Sciences. Previously actively envolved in research and development of mobile core networks on projects like GPRS Gateway Support Node, Policy Control Server, Intelligent Packet Solution, Packet Data Gateway. Currently involved in security systems design, project management and consulting.

Kolë Krasniqi was born on November 27th, 1961 in Gllaviçicë, Municipality of Peja, Kosovo. After graduating from the Faculty of Law in Prishtina, he also completed a scholarly research internship with the Open Prisons’ Authority in Valtur, Croatia. In June 1998, he finished his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna where he had written his dissertation on "International Terrorism." Serving as a professor at FAMA College, Prishtina since 2006, he has lectured as a tenured professor at the University of Peja since 2012. He authored various books and articles that were published in different national and international scholarly journals as well

Valentin Krastev Stankov (b. May 22, 1955) He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1988 and a Doctorate of Science in 2000; in 2001 he became Professor of Heuristics, Balkan ethno-psychology, and National Security. Dr. Stankov speaks English, Spanish, French, and Russian. His professional experience includes: 1978-1988 - Ministry of Interior - operational officer; 1988-1991 - Academy of Ministry of Interior - professor; 1991-1994 - Executive Director of state-owned company "Knigorazprostranenie"; 1994-2000 - in private business; founder and President of "Davco group" Holding; 2002 - Professor at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior. He has written for over 90 publications - including 8 books - several of which were published or printed abroad. Public projects include: Chairman of the Board of the "Potential" foundation, which supports the creative activities of talented, but deprived children: sponsorship of talented children in international music competitions; and supporter of the construction of the Monument in the Academy of Ministry of Interior. In 2002, Dr. Stankov received an invitation from the government of the Republic of Philippines to become its Honorable Consul in Bulgaria.


Admiral Pierre Lacoste (b. 1924, Paris; † 2020. Paris, France) - Admiral in the 2nd General Officers Section of the Navy. Education: Lycee Saint Louis, Paris. Diploma: Engineer, Naval School. Career: Fled France in 1943 to join the French Freedom Forces in Morocco. 42-year career as an Officer in the National Navy, which began in 1943 with World War II in Indochina and Algeria. Held posts on various ships and in the Headquarters, Officer of Transmissions, Sea Commander, Center for High Military Studies. 1976 - Commander of the Superior War Naval School. 1978 - Military Cabinet Chief for the 1st Minister, Raymond Barre. 1980 - Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet. 1982 - General Director of the DGSE (Securite Exterieure) until reaching the age limit in 1985. 1986 - President of the National Defence Studies Foundation. 1989 - President of the Committee for National Liaison "National Army Defence" (DAN) of the Civic Information Center. 1993 - President of the Defence Scientific Studies Center (CESD) at the University of Marne la Vallee. Published Works: "Naval Strategies of Today" 1986; "The Mafia against Democracy" 1992; "An Admiral Bound to Secrecy", 1997; "Intelligence, The French Way", 1998. His most recent publication is a report based on a three year-seminar at the University of Marne la Vallee, entitled "Le renseignement a la française". Decorations: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, Maritime Merit Officer, Evasion Medal, Member of the Naval Academy. 

Prof. dr. Klaus Lange - Director od Institute for Transnational Studies, Landshut; Head of Dept. for International Security Politics, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich; Honorary member of MCC, London, and member of RUSI, London. Member, International advisory board, Centre for Global and Strategic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Co-editor, journal "Sicherheitspolitik", Zurich. Teaching: Hochschule für Politik, Munich; UNISA, Pretoria; International University, Moscow; Regional Areas Studies Centre, University of Peshawar.

Brigadier General (Res.) Dr. Ephraim Lapid,  Bar Ilan University, Israel. Extensive and diverse experience in the military and public affairs arenas. He holds a BA in Middle East Studies and Arabic from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a teacher's degree, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science. His research examines the development of the Israeli intelligence community during the years 1964 to 1979. During his long military career, Lapid was a senior officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Corps, served as an IDF Spokesperson, and was a senior instructor at the National Defense College. He was also the head of Israel Army Radio, Galei Zahal. Following his retirement from the army, Lapid has served in both the public and private sectors.  A prolific author, Lapid has written numerous articles on Israeli intelligence, media and security. He edited a book in English on Israeli intelligence (Israel's Silent Defender). Active in public life, Lapid serves on the board of several public education and non-profit organizations. 

dr. med. Lidija Lasić (Bilić Pešić), rođena je u Zagrebu gdje je diplomirala na Medicinskom fakultetu. Završila je poslijediplomski studij iz opće medicine, specijalizaciju iz opće medicine te UZV abdominalnih organa. Početkom 1991. angažira se u Civilnoj zaštiti u DZ Medvešćak. Dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata od 1.8.1991. kad počinje raditi kao rukovoditelj skladišta lijekova i opreme u Glavnom sanitetskom stožeru. Od 1.7.1992. istu dužnost obavlja u MO RH u Upravi za zdravstvo. Jedan je od osnivača humanitarne udruge „Donum“ koja je dovela do osnivanja SOS-dječjeg sela u Hrvatskoj. Sudjelovala je 1992. u osnivanju Svjetskog zbora hrvatskih liječnika (WACP). Godine 1995. otvara privatnu ordinaciju opće medicine u Zagrebu. Jadranka Lasić Lazić (Požega, 1949.) pohađala je i završila gimnaziju u Požegi.  Na Filozofskome fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu diplomirala je filozofiju i jugoslavenske jezike i književnosti 1975. godine.   Magisterij znanosti stječe nakon završenog Poslijediplomskog studija informacijskih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu magistriravši na temi „Pedagoško-animatorski rad s djecom u dječjim odjelima narodnih knjižnica“. Doktorat znanosti stječe iz područja informacijskih znanosti 1991. godine na Sveučilištu u Sarajevu obranom doktorske disertacije „Razvoj bibliotečno informacijskih sustava“. Redoviti je profesor u trajnome zvanju. U Zavodu za informacijske znanosti od 2000. obnaša dužnost urednice uredivši tri zbornika i dvije knjige. Autorica je  ili koautorica četiriju knjiga, te preko osamdeset  znanstvenih i stručnih članaka u domaćim i stranim časopisima. Dr. Jadranka Lasić Lazić  dobitnica je (2008.) godišnje nagrade Filozofskog fakulteta za rezultate postignute u teorijskom i praktičnom radu u razvoju i afirmaciji informacijskih znanosti i za izniman doprinos u promicanju e-učenja  i načina usvajanja znanja i vještina koje nudi informacijska znanost.

Lt.General Nicolai Leonov (b. 1928, Riazan) Graduated from Moscow Institute of International Relations. From 1952 to 1958 worked in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. In 1958 joined the First Main Directorate of the KGB (external intelligence service). In 1962 - 1968 served in Mexico. In 1969 was appointed the Sub - Director of the Latin American Department of the Intelligence service. In 1971, moved to the Department of Information and Analyses of the First Main Directorate. Two years later was appointed Director of this Department. In 1984, became the Deputy Director of the First Main Department. In 1991 (from February to August) was the Director of the Department of Analyses of the KGB. Since August, 1991, employed as professor and journalist.

Maj.Gen. Alexander Anatolevich Liakhovsky (b. 1946, Tbilisi) Military education - Supreme Army Command Educational Institute, Bakin, Azerbaijan; Military Academy "M. V. Frunze" and Soviet Army General HQ Military Academy. Assignments: As commander of a motorized tank unit, took part in the 1968 events in Czechoslovakia. Spent a long period of time working in the General HQ. Served in various conflict zones in several countries, such as Ethiopia (1983), Angola (1984) and Afghanistan (1987 - 89). Within the Territorial Army Chief Command, was entrusted on numerous occasions with missions to hot -spots in the Soviet Union and in Russia (Armenia, Georgia, South Ossetia, the Baltic region, Tajikistan, and the Northern Caucasus) where he was tasked to normalize the situation in those respective areas. Currently serves as deputy chief of one of the directorates of the Chief Directorate of the Territorial Army. His current army rank is General Major. Author of a number of articles on local wars, which have been published in journals and newspapers. Also author of three books: The Secrets of the Afghan War, The Tragedy and Glory of Afghanistan, and The Flames of Afghanistan. Received the USSR Ministry of Defense Award for his article "On the Scorched Afghan Land" in 1990. 

Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos is Assistant Professor in University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies, Greece. His research interests include international security, intelligence reform, strategy, foreign policy analysis, European security policy and cyber security. Dr. Liaropoulos is also a senior analyst in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Warfare (JIW) and of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS). Teaches the postgraduate course ‘Foreign Policy Analysis' at the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus. During the period 2000-2001 he worked as a Research Analyst for the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Defence and the Naval War College in Athens. He earned his Master's Degree in Intelligence & Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2002 and his Doctorate Diploma at Swansea University in 2006. His research interests include international relations, security, intelligence, strategy, military transformation, crisis management and Greek security policy. Dr. Liaropoulos has presented papers in international conferences and published a number of articles in both Greek and foreign journals.

Myhailo Lobko, PhD, major-general ret. The leading researcher of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of the National Defence University of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine ORCID

Marko Lončar, rođ. 1971. u Zagrebu, završio studij povijesti u Hrvatskoj i inozemstvu. Predaje povijest u osnovnoj školi. Istražuje teme povezane s Domovinskim ratom koje izazivaju kontroverze.

Ante Lucic (b. 1988, Zagreb, Croatia) is a graduate of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, where he obtained a BA in International Politics and History. Having spent several years in the Middle East, he has become acquainted with the region’s political, historical, and security affairs. Besides formal studies, he has chaired a number of civil initiatives in Syria and Germany, and completed two consulting internships in Croatia. He is one of the founders of the Jacobs University’s student radio “Pledari Grond,” he organized and participated in many student conferences, and is a member of Matica Hrvatska. Ante Lucic is a prospective Master student in the field of Intelligence, Security and Counterterrorism. His areas of research are mostly the Middle Eastern and Balkan politics and security.

Prof.Dr. Ivica Lučić (born 1962. Ljubuški, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Law Faculty Assistant at University of Mostar, (Bosnia and Herzegovina); lecturer at the Intelligence Academy in Zagreb (Republic of Croatia). Performed various official duties since 1991 in the area of security and intelligence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia. After the war, awarded rank of Major-General. Elected twice to the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was Deputy President of the Commission of Defense and Security of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation.He is now employed, in a status of scietific adviser at Croatian institute of history).

Prof. Reneo Lukić was born December 14, 1951 Pozega, Croatia. Since 1995, has been a permanent resident in Canada. In 1989, he was granted a Ph.D. in History and Political Science (specializing in International Relations), Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland with his dissertation: "The process of polit¬ical autonomy of the Yugoslav Communist Party with respect to the Comintern and the Soviet Union, 1941 -1944." Since May 1995, he has been employed as Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of History, Laval University (Quebec, Canada). He is also Senior fellow at the Institut Quebecois des Hautes Etudes Internationales. Lukic is the author or co-author of numerous books, including: Les relations sovieto yougoslaves de 1935 a 1945. De la dependance a I'autonomie et a I'alignement. Publications Universitaires Europeennes, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland, 1996, 287 p.; Europe from the Balkans to the Urals, Oxford University Press for SIPRI, 1 996, 436 p.; Rethinking the International Conflict in Communist and Post-Communist States. Essays in Honor of Miclos Molnar, Edited by Reneo Lukic. McGill— Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1997. (to be released soon); and arti¬cles: "La paix americaine pour les Balkans", Etudes Internationales, Quebec, Canada, vol. XXVII, no 3, September 1996, pp. 553-569; "The Russian Federation Will Remain United", Transition, Prague, Vol. 2, no 1, 12th January, 1996, pp. 14-17; "Yugoslavia: Disintegration Through War", Nationalities Paper, New York, vol. 22, no. 1, Spring 1994, pp. 49-70; "Russland und der Krieg im ehemaligen Jugoslawien", Europa Archiv, Bonn, no. 3, February 10, 1994, pp. 80-88; Russian Foreign Policy and the Wars in the Former Yugoslavia", RFE/RL Research Report, Munich, vol. 2, no. 41,  October 15, 1993, pp. 25-32.


Dr. Ali Madouni is a Political Science Senior lecturer at the University of Biskra, Algeria. He is also a member of the University laboratory of the Effect of Jurisprudence on the Movement of Legislation. The academic career of Dr. Madouni includes research contributions in the area of security studies. He also serves as a Scientific Council, editorial board member, and reviewer in these journals of his research field. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of a new university journal.

Josip Mandić, earned his Master of Laws degree and specialisation in Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law of University Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at University North, Croatia. He is working with Ministry of Defence for more than 15 years.

Dr. Andrijana Maksimović completed his international studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. At the Faculty of Political Sciences, she continues and completes master's studies in Political Science and Specialist Studies in Political Science Studies in Religion. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade on the topic "The Influence of Religiousness on Political Participation of the Citizens of Serbia". She is employed at the State University in Novi Pazar as an assistant with a doctorate.

Dr. Davor Marijan (b. 1966, Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Holds degrees in history and archaeology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Has published works in the area of military history. Author of the monography Battle of Kupres, 1942. (Zagreb: AGM, 1999). Was employed in the Military Museum of the Croatian Army in Zagreb. He is now employed, in a status of scietific adviser at Croatian institute of history)

Iván L. Martínez is a member of Valencia (Spain) Local Polic Koraljka Marušić, dr. spec. OM, diplomirala je 1987. na Medicinskom fakultetu u Zagrebu gdje je i magistrirala1991. godine.  Nakon drugog poslijediplomskog studija, 2010. godine postala je specijalist obiteljske medicine te počela raditi kao vanjski suradnik na Katedri za obiteljsku medicinu Medicinskog fakulteta u Zagrebu. Od početka svibnja 1991. godine dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata sudjelujući u radu izbjegličkih kampova a nakon Oluje djeluje na području Like. U politiku  se uključuje 2000. godine, kao jedan od utemeljitelja HIP-a i od tada surađuje s dr. Miroslavom Tuđmanom na brojnim tribinama,, promocijama i  obljetnicama te aktivno sudjeluje u predsjedničkoj kampanji 2009/2010. g. Nakon "gašenja" HIP-a, pristupa HDZ-u te u četiri mandata obnaša dužnosti u TO, PO i GO HDZ-a Zagreba. Član je Vijeća Gradske četvrti Maksimir u trećem mandatu. Nositelj je Spomenice Domovinskog rata te Nagrade HVIDRE grada Zagreba, na Dan branitelja Zagreba 30.5.2016.

Dr. Miroslav Međimorec (b. 1942 in Zagreb, Croatia). Education: Faculty of Philosophy, Comparative Literature; Academy for Theatre and Film. 1991. Volunteered in the Croatian Army. 1992 - Office of President - Advisor. 1993 - Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Assistant Director of HIS. 1999 - Ambassador to Switzerland.
Rođen 4. siječnja 1942. u Zagrebu, na Filozofskom fakultetu diplomirao Komparativnu književnost (1964.) i odslušao poslijediplomski studij književnosti (1965.-1967.). Kazališnu režiju diplomirao 1973. na Akademiji za kazališnu i filmsku umjetnost, iste godine bio na poslijediplomskom kazališnom studiju u Royal Shakespeare Company, London/Stratford on Avon. Doktorirao teatrologiju na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu.
Kao profesionalan redatelj u statusu slobodnog umjetnika (1965.-1985.) i stalnog redatelja u Dramskom kazalištu Gavella (od 1985. do 1991.) režirao preko sedamdeset kazališnih predstava, desetak radio-drama, adaptirao i za televiziju snimio nekoliko svojih kazališnih predstava. Prema priči Miodraga Pavića „Crvena kraljica“ režirao televizijski film, televizijsku dramu prema kazališnom komadu Őden von Horvatha „Figarova rastava", film prema pripovijetci „Školjka šumi" Slobodana Novaka te napisao scenario za igrano-dokumentarni film „Vukovarska pasija“. Za svoju 100-godišnjicu Hrvatsko narodno kazalište iz Osijeka naručilo je i izvelo dramu Miroslava Međimorca „Zastave, barjaci, stjegovi“. 
Dobitnik je brojnih nagrada za režiju na kazališnim festivalima i smotrama (tri Zlatna lovor-vijenca na MESS-u u Sarajevu, Nagrada grada Zagreba, godišnje nagrade kritike i Udruženja dramskih umjetnika, nagrade na „Gavellinim večerima“, godišnja nagrada „Vladimir Nazor“). Jedan je od osnivača časopisa za kazalište i film „Prolog", o kazalištu je izlagao na "Hvarskim danima", „Sterijinom pozorju" i „Krležinim danima“ i napisao niz teatroloških članaka i rasprava. Napisao romane "Piše Sunja Vukovaru", „Frankfurtska veza" i „Presvijetli i rabin“, povijesnu studiju „Medački džep“ i veći broj raščlambi (povijesnih, izvještajnih, vanjskopolitičkih pitanja). Hrvatski branitelj, dragovoljac, visoki časnik HV-a (stožerni brigadir) i djelatnik Ministarstva obrane RH (1991.-1993.), pomoćnik ministra vanjskih poslova RH (1993.-1999.) i pomoćnik ravnatelja HIS-a (1993.-1999.), veleposlanik RH u Švicarskoj konfederaciji (1999.-2000.) i do umirovljenja službenik Ministarstva vanjskih poslova RH. Nositelj visokih državnih odlikovanja za sudjelovanju u Domovinskom ratu i za doprinos razvoju hrvatske diplomacije i izvještajne službe. 

Dr. Thomas Patrick Melady (b. 1927; † 2014),  His career has been in the fields of diplomacy, higher education, and public affairs. He served as a US Ambassador to The Vatican, Uganda, and Burundi; senior adviser to the US delegation to the UN General Assembly. In higher education, he was Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Asian and African Affairs, Seton Hall University; Executive Vice President, St. Joseph's University, and President, Sacred Heart University. He also served as President of the Connecticut Public Economic Council and as author of 1 2 books and editor of 5 others. Dr. Melady is now a retired US Ambassador and is also President Emeritus of Sacred Heart University. He resides in Washington, DC and in Rome, Italy.

Assis.Prof. Damirka Mihaljević, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru.  magistrirala je na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu 2006. godine na temu Utjecaj javnog mnijenja na međunarodne odnose. Na Filozofskom fakultetu u Mostaru 2012. godine obranila doktorski rad na temu  Bosna i Hercegovina u potrazi za optimalnim modelom uređenja. Kao asistentica angažirana na kolegijima Političke doktrine i ideologije, Ideološke i političke transformacija jugoistoka Europe na odjelu politologije Filozofskog fakulteta u Mostaru. Objavila je nekoliko radova iz politologije: Utjecaj javnog mnijenja na međunarodne odnose, Odnos morala i politike,  Politička kultura.

Prof. dr. sc. Vine Mihaljević rođen je 1958. godine u Livnu gdje je završio osnovnu školu. Franjevačku klasičnu gimnaziju završio je u Visokom 1978., Franjevačku teologiju u Sarajevu 1980.-1985., diplomirao je na Katoličkom bogoslovnom fakultetu u Zagrebu 1986., poslijediplomski studij iz Pastoralne teologije na Salezijanskom papinskom sveučilištu u Rimu gdje je 1989. godine magistrirao, a 1992. godine doktorirao s temom “CREDO – la catechesi televisiva” („CREDO – televizijska kateheza“). Bio je profesor Pastoralne teologije na Franjevačkoj teologiji – Sarajevo/Samobor 1992.-1993., urednik u „Studiju Kršćanske sadašnjosti“ od 1993.-1997. na audiovizualnim projektima, odnosno video-katehezama za različite uzraste te urednik u teološkom časopisu “Svesci” 1997.-1998. Od 1998. godine do danas radi na Institutu društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar u Zagrebu kao znanstveni savjetnik na temama “Religijske zajednice u Hrvatskoj i njihova uloga u integracijskim procesima”, «Globalizacija i (post)moderni religijski i crkveni pokreti u Hrvatskoj” te „Hrvatski identitet, religija i izazovi europskih integracija“. Objavio nekoliko knjiga i više znanstvenih i stručnih radova u relevantnim domaćin i stranim znanstvenim publikacijama. Područje znanstvenog zanimanje je sociologija religije, komunikologija, pastoralna teologija.

Zoran Milosavljević graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Montana University. He continues his postgraduate program at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, where he is completing Specialist Studies in Counterterrorism and Organized Crime. He is also completing a master's degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, on the topic "The role of global world communities in preserving world peace." He received his doctorate from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the Department of Politicology "Immigration policy in the EU - between a liberal and a restrictive concept". He is employed at the Institute for Political Studies in Belgrade as a research associate.

Veljko Miljević (1952.), osmogodišnje i gimnazijsko školovanje završio u Kutini i Zagrebu. Diplomirao na Pravnom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu 1975.  1978. g. položio  je  pravosudni ispit te se od 1980. g.  u okviru HOK-e bavi slobodnim odvjetništvom. Od 1998. do 2008. član je najužeg rukovodstva Hrvatskog helsinškog odbora, a od 2002. do 2007. član je Odbora za ljudska prava i prava nacionalnih manjina Hrvatskog sabora iz reda javnih, znanstvenih i stručnih djelatnika. Od 2006. g. ispitivač je na pravosudnim ispitima Ministarstva pravosuđa RH i to neprekidno do svibnja 2016., te nastavno od 1. lipnja 2018.

mag. pharm. Silvija Missoni rođena u Zagrebu gdje nakon je završila osnovnu školu, II realnu gimnaziju te farmaceutski fakultet. Nekoliko godina radi u Hannoveru (Njemačka). Povratkom u Zagreb, zapošljava se u ljekarnama „Zagreb“ gdje radi do umirovljenja. Jedna je od osnivača apoteke koja je djelovala u Sveučilišnoj bolnici, Jadranska bb. Dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata od početka veljače 1991. kad se javlja u nenaoružane odrede Narodne zaštite pri zagrebačkoj mjesnoj zajednici Petar Krešimir IV, a potom u naoružane odrede gdje vrši dužnost zapovjednika sanitetskog voda. Paralelno, kao dragovoljac (uz redovni rad u apoteci „Ljekarna Zagreb“) u Caritasu Biskupske konferencije vrši poslove organizacije i koordinacije slaganja lijekova iz donacija. Dana 1.5.1991. odlazi u Glavni stožer saniteta RH gdje razrađuje i ustrojava sustav prihvaćanja, slaganja i distribucije lijekova i sanitetskog materijala. Dana 6.12.1991. postavljena je na dužnost pročelnika Odjela za sanitetsku opskrbu Glavnog stožera saniteta RH. Na toj se dužnosti nalazi do 21.7.1993. kad prelazi na rad u Ministarstvo vanjskih poslova RH. Dana 15.8. odlazi u Generalni konzulat RH u Zurich, kao tajnik i koordinator za humanitarne poslove i: održavanje kontakta sa Svjetskom zdravstvenom organizacijom; održavanje kontakta s inozemnom farmaceutskom industrijom i koordiniranje s hrvatskom dijasporom za pomoć u obnovi hrvatskih bolnica. Jedan je od osnivača humanitarne udruge „Donum“ koja je dovela do osnivanja SOS-dječjeg sela u Hrvatskoj. Završila je devet razreda glazbene škole, govori tri strana jezika.

Izv. prof. Dragan Mišetić, Sveučilište obrane I sigurnosti "dr. Franjo Tuđman", Zagreb. Diplomirao na Ekonomskom fakultetu u Mostaru uz mentorstvo prof.dr. sc. Frano Ljubić. Daljnje obrazovanje na području ekonomskih znanosti nastavlja uz mentorstvo Marin Buble kod stjecanja magisterija, te uz mentorstvo Vinko Kandžija kod stjecanja doktorata. U dosadašnjoj karijeri povezuje teorijska i praktična načela ekonomije i menadžmenta kroz angažman na Ekonomskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Mostaru i Sveučilišta Vitez. Pored znanstvenog rada, radi u javnom sektoru (Ministarstvo obrane, Ministarstvo vanjskih poslova) te u više gospodarskih subjekata na području Bosne i Hercegovine i Republike Hrvatske. Stalni sudski vještak iz područja, ekonomije, tržišnih odnosa i financija, te stečajni upravitelj za područje Federacije Bosna i Hercegovina. Publicirao je više radova iz područja ekonomskih znanosti u domaćim i inozemnim znanstvenim i stručnim časopisima. Sudionik različitih konferencija i stručnih savjetovanja međunarodne naravi.

Nikola Mlinac (Split, 1977.) magistar je pomorskog i općeg prometnog prava. Student je na zadnjoj godini poslijediplomskog doktorskog studija na Odsjeku za informacijske znanosti i komunikologiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. 

Associate Professor Valeri Modebadze, Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia, GEORGIA, is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Politics.   He works as a lecturer at Caucasus International University, where he teaches different subjects in Social Sciences. Valeri Modebadze has a Ph.D. in International Relations and Politics from the International Black Sea University. In 2010 he was awarded Doctor's academic degree in Social Sciences. In 2010-2011 he worked as a dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at Teaching University of International Relations, Tbilisi, Georgia.  He served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Politics at the above-mentioned university.  In 2011 Valeri Modebadze was appointed as an Associate Professor of Political Science at American University for Humanities. He worked at the above-mentioned university until 2015. Valeri Modebadze has an extensive experience of teaching students’ various courses in Social Sciences. Throughout his career as a university lecturer, he has taught following subjects in International Relations and Politics: Politics and Governance, Public Policy, Political Ideologies, Comparative Politics, History of International Relations, Foreign Policy Decision Making, Negotiations and Conflict Resolution and Geopolitics.


Prof.dr. sc. Ante Nazor, ravnatelj Hrvatskoga memorijalno dokumentacijskog centra Domovinskoga rata  (od utemeljenja 2005. godine). Autor je većeg broja knjiga i znanstvenih radova objavljenih u znanstvenim časopisima i zbornicima.  Urednik je niza knjiga i monografija, te sudionik na brojnim znanstvenim i stručnim kongresima i skupovima. Predaje na Hrvatskim studijima i Hrvatskom vojnom učilištu kolegije iz suvremene povijesti, vojne povijesti i povijesti Domovinskoga rata.

Per-Erik Nilsson (Ph.D., Reader, and Senior Researcher), Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Prof.Dr. John M. Nomikos, is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001. He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intelligence reform, and national security architecture. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.


Darko Obradović, born in 1989. Belgrade, graduated Faculty of Security Studies, the University of Belgrade in 2012. Darko is Secretary-General of the Institute for National and International Security.  With several years of experience in public service, his main 8-year expertise is in the research of Hybrid Warfare, disinformation counter-measures, national security, and open-source intelligence and counter-terrorism as well. From 2011. until 2018. Darko was worked in an opposition research task force for Political parties during elections in Serbia. Darko is the author of several publications, articles considering geopolitical challenges on Western Balkan and several internal and external reports on disinformation topics.

LTC Steven Oluic, is a career American Army Officer and an Assistant Professor of Geography at the United States Military Academy, New York. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and one book. LTC Oluic’s research interests include understanding national identity, theories of the state and most recently, the phenomenon of radical Islam in the Balkans. He earned his doctorate at Kent State University in 2005 and instructs courses on the Geography of Russia the Former Soviet Union, the Geography of Europe, and World Regional Geography at the US Military Academy.

Velimir Ostoić, CEO of Adriatic Security Solutions d.o.o., born 1950. in Varaždin, Croatia, graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Traffic and Transportation Sciences. He is an entrepreneur mainly involved in project management, consulting, development of threat assessments and risk analysis,  security systems design, project revision and facility security plan development. 
Involved in the area of intelligent transportation systems applications in which he published several papers.


Plamen Ilarionov Pantev (b. 1952). Senior Research Fellow, Ph. D. and Associate Professor in International Relations and International Law at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridsky". Expert in security studies, foreign-policy predictions and international negotiations. Founder and Director of the Institute for Security and International Studies (ISIS), Sofia, Bulgaria.

Veerle Pashley is a PhD student in criminology and social & military sciences at the Free University of Brussels and the Royal Military Academy. Her research is aimed at a better understanding of ethics in the private military security complex. She has conducted several research projects in regarding (private) security: a quantitative overview of private security companies in Europe, private security in the port of Antwerp, private security in an urban and municipal context, armed robberies on independent entrepreneurs, child disappearances and community police officers. Veerle Pashley has several publications regarding private security and intelligence. Since 2012, she is a board member of the Belgian Intelligence Studies Center (BISC) and editor of the Cahiers Inlichtingenstudies/Cahiers d’études du renseignement. She is also a member of the IRCP at Ghent University.

Doc. dr. sc. Đilda Pečarić – Assistant Professor (external associate) in Information Science at the Croatian Catholic University (2017 to present). Assistant / Senior Assistant in Information Sciences at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (2006-2016). She has published over 60 papers and a book. The main areas of reserch are: bibliometrics, visual presentation and research methods.

Nika Pinter - braniteljica generala Slobodana Praljka, svoju je pravničku karijeru započela kao tužiteljica, da bi devedesetih prešla u odvjetnice. Početkom rada Haaškog suda zastupa mnoge optuženike. Zastupala je obranu Dragana Papića, oslobođenog u samom predmetu prije donošenja presuda. Bilo je to u predmetu Kupreškić. U predmetu Kordić – Čerkez zastupala je obranu Marija Čerkeza, u predmetu Naletilić - Martionović sudjelovala u obrani Naletilića, bila je subraniteljica u obrani Paška Ljubičića i na kraju u predmetu Prlić i ostali zastupajući obranu Slobodana Praljka. Provela je 19 godina u sudnici Haaškog suda.

Eyal Pinko (Navy Commander, retired), served in the Israeli navy for 23 years. In those years he served 4 years in operational duties, 12 years as a project manager for several development programs, and for more than 6 years, as the head of operational and research branch at the Israeli naval intelligence. He served for 5 more years as the head of division at the ministry of defense (Civilian rank equal to RADM). Eyal holds the Israel's security award, prime minister's decoration of excellence, DDR&D decoration of excellence, and IDF commander in chief decoration of excellence. Since August 2017, he is a senior consultant for cyber and maritime cyber, focusing in cyber strategy, risk assessment, threat analysis, risk management and awareness. He holds bachelor’s degree with honor in electronics engineering, and two master’s degrees with honor in political science and in organizational development. Since 2015, he has been a PhD candidate at the Bar-Ilan university and a Research Fellow at the Haifa Maritime Policy and Strategy Research Center. His research focuses on strategy, asymmetrical and hybrid warfare, cyber and weapon systems.

Prof.Dr. Iztok Podbregar is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor and Dean. His major interests concern crisis management, critical infrastructure and human resource management. He teaches at undergraduate, master and doctoral level. He is author of several monographs, books, scientific articles published in Slovenia and abroad.

Tonći Prodan, PhD, Portus et Navem ltd., Split. Graduated on Faculty of Maritime Studies, bachelor of criminology at Faculty of Criminology and master’s degree at the Faculty of Political Science with thesis titled Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union and Combat against Terrorism and later received PhD in Comparative Politics with a doctoral thesis titled The USA and the EU in the Combat against Terrorism – Strategies, Models and Results. After his maritime service, he had been professionally involved in issues related to national and international security for a number of years as member of the Croatian security system. He published a several scientific articles in the fields of terrorism and counterterrorism in journals and proceedings.

Daniel Pustelnik (b. 1984, Berlin, Germany) is a graduate of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. His main field of interest is strategy, particularly how factor endowments and their interrelation with player behavior can be systematically analyzed. After graduating from Beethoven Gymnasium in Berlin he moved to Freiburg to study medicine. Upon acquiring the Physikum (Germany’s pre-clinical cumulative exam certificate) in 2007, he moved to Bremen to study International Politics and History at Jacobs University, from where he graduated in 2010 as a BA. His academic foci lay on political economy in general and the role of energy in particular. His interest in strategy extends across the fields of politics, economics, and business. He has been member of several winning teams in debating and business competitions.


Prof.Dr. Marko Radoš (b. 1963 in Seonica, B&H) Medical doctor, resident in radiology and assistant at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Graduated from the School of Medicine, Zagreb, 1990; served with the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (1991-1995) and Center for Crisis Management of the School of Medicine, Zagreb (1993 - ). Currently engaged in the scientific research program of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (neuroradiology and developmental neuroscience).

Lieutenant-General André Ranson was Director of Military Intelligence (2001-2005). 

Martin Raguž Born March 2, 1958 in Stolac, B&H. Primary and Secondary School com¬pleted in Stolac. Faculty of Political Science, Department for Politology, graduated at Zagreb University. Married and father of three children. Positions held: Ministar for Refugees and Social Affairs in the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina  1992-1993.Head of Office for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Herceg-Bosnia 1993-1994.Deputy Minister for Refugees and Social Affairs in the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1994-1995. Minister without portfolio in the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1996; responsible for the coordination of FBiH Government activities on the implementation of the Peace Agreement for B&H from Dayton. Head of Office of the Croat Member of the Presidency of B&H 1997 and 1998. Head of Office of the Croat Member of the Presidency of B&H, from 1 999 to 2000. Minister for Human Rights and Refugees since June 22, 2000. Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H from October 18, 2000.

Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska (Sciences Po), Adjunct Professor on NATO and transatlantic approaches to security and Global politics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.


Hrvoje Sagrak, is a graduate lawyer with a diploma from the University of Zagreb. He completed also the Executive MBA two year post graduate programme at the Cotrugli Business School in Zagreb. He started his professional career in the public sector, working for the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 11 years and being posted, among other duties, for two mandates abroad in Embassies (Canada and Germany) as a Head of Consular Section. Returning to the Ministry, he worked for the Political Analysis Department as a Counsellor. Since 2004 he is in the IT industry, working for leading Croatian IT companies in a capacity of business development manager and as project director in complex projects.  From 2008 until 2012 he held a pro bono position of the president of the ICT Branch association of the Croatian Employers' Association (CEA ICT) and from 2012 until present, he is vice-president and Head of the Section for e-Business and e-Government. At INFODOM, Mr. Sagrak has been a sales and marketing director, then director of the Public Sector business line and director of the Export Programme. 
As a project director and business consultant, Mr. Sagrak recently worked on the following projects: 

  • Ministry of Finance – Customs Administration – eGovernment Operations Platform and e-Inspections
  • World Bank project in the Croatian Health Insurance Fund Business Process Re-engineering
  • World Bank project for the Ministry of Health and Croatian Agency for Public Health, Integration of National Health registers
  • World Bank project in Kosovo – ePublic Procurement system implementation

Mr. Sagrak has been leading and supporting several national initiatives through the Croatian Employers Association- ICT Branch Association, such as Transparency in procurement of ICT solutions, Standard Project of the Electronic Document Management in Public Sector, and e-Invoicing. He headed an expert team of the CEA ICT in cooperation with the Ministry of Administration – Department for eCroatia for setting up the Strategy of e-Croatia 2020.

mr. sc. Andrej Sardelić, rođen 1968. u Zagrebu, diplomirao je 1992. na PTT smjeru Fakulteta prometnih znanosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Magistrirao je 1998. na Ekonomskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, usmjerenje marketing. Kao stručni ekspert zaposlen je u HP-Hrvatskoj pošti d.d. u Zagrebu. Posebno se bavi istraživanjem poštanske povijesti, primjenjivih poštanskih propisa, tuzemnim i inozemnim trendovima i kretanjima u poštanskoj industriji te fenomenu filatelije i njenog utjecaja na široki spektar ljudskih aktivnosti. Bio je član Povjerenstva za odabir grafičkih i likovnih motiva poštanskih maraka RH (2005.-2009.) Hrvatske pošte d.d.. Sudjelovao je na više hrvatskih i međunarodnih znanstvenih i stručnih skupova iz područja komunikologije, poštanskog prometa, logistike i tržišnih odnosa. Predsjednik je Filatelističkog društva „Poštar“ u Zagrebu.

Col Viacheslav Semenenko, The Deputy Head of the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of the National Defence University of Ukraine. Born 1976, graduated from some military institutions, last of them was the National Defence University of Ukraine (strategic level) in 2017. PhD in technical sciences (2012). Associate professor (2015). Major directions of research: hybrid war, military policy and military strategy, logistic, armament. Currently he is operating within the framework of the International Project / Military Aspects of Countering Hybrid Warfare: Experiences, Lessons, Best Practices. He took part in the Armed Conflict in the East of Ukraine (so-called Russian-Ukrainian war, which began in 2014 and continues to this day).

Lt.General Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin (b. 1935, Moscow; † 2012) Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations, Oriental faculty. In 1958, joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and was posted the same year to the Embassy in Pakistan. In 1962, left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and joined the First Main Directorate, External Intelligence Service, of the Committee for State Security (KGB) with the rank of lieutenant. From 1964-1977, served in Pakistan and India. In 1979, appointed chief of the KGB 'residentura' in Iran and gained first-hand experience of the Islamic revolution. After returning to the Center in 1983, became Deputy Chief of the Analytical Department of Intelligence. In February, 1989, appointed Chief of the First Main Directorate, Deputy Chairman of KGB. In August, 1991, by decree of Mihael Gorbachev, appointed Acting Chairman of KGB,and soon thereafter replaced by Mr. Bakatin. Boris Yeltsin reveals in his memoirs that General Shebarshin was removed from the top position in the KGB at his insistence. In September, 1991, provoked by the incompetence and high - handedness of Mr. Bakatin, General Shebarshin resigns from the KGB with a full pension. At the end of 1991, General Shebarshin, along with a group of former KGB colleagues and Interior Ministry officials, founds a non-governmental company specializing in corporate security, "The Russian National Economic Security Service (RNESS)".

Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, president of International Intelli-gence History Association, Director of the Europa Institute at Bar-Ilan University, and Senior Research Fellow at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies. Since 2008 he is also Chairman of the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA). He specializes in intelligence, terrorism and security studies. His research activities concentrate on the role of intelligence services as political mediators in the international arena, the intelligence activities of terror organisations, intelligence ethics and political influence, and on security crisis management and crisis communication.

Colonel Vasyl Shvaliuchynskyi, PhD, Head of the Army department National Defense University of Ukraine "Ivan Chernyakhovsky"

Douglas Smith Graduate of Harvard College. Served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy prior to joining the CIA. As CIA operations officer, spent 15 years of his career in Southeastern Europe. He retired in 1997 .

Dr. Arnon Soffer, (b. 1935, Tel Aviv) Professor of Geography, University of Haifa, Israel. Head of the Chaikin Chair of Geostrategy, University of Haifa. Visiting Prof.: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Utah, Portland State University. National Defense College, Army Command and Staff College, Police Command Staff College. Invited Visits: West Point, University of London. Publications 3 : 25 books and Monographs, 14 educational books, about 200 articles on: Jewish-Arab relations, Military Geography, Demography, Education, Water in the Middle East, Israel, Galilee, Mountain Geography. Articles and interviews in various newspapers and journals including in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Scientist Christian Monitor, The Independent, Times, New Scientist, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, T.V. and radio appearances in Israel and abroad 1972-2007 (including BBC, The Netherland, Japan, Azerbaijan, Latin America, Canada, U.S.A. (CNN, NBC and local), Denmark, Germany, West Bank and the Arab World).

Tarik Solmaz is a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom. He is writing a PhD thesis on hybrid warfare at the Strategy and Security Institute. From 2014 to 2018, he served as a security expert in the Ministry of Interior, Turkey.

Marin Sopta was born in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia-Hervegovina in 1950. In 1970 he emigrated to Canada where he completed a degree in Political Science from York University in Toronto. He lectured on multiculturalism at Centennial College in Toronto and was co-author of the book Unknown Journey-A history of Croats in Canada. Since 1995, he has been Executive Director of the Croatian Center for Strategic Studies in Zagreb and has edited several books dealing with issues relating to Southeast Europe.

Dr. Vasko Stamevski (Kičevo, Makedonija, 1968.), srednje obrazovanje završio je u policijskoj školi u Skoplju 1987. Godine 1996. diplomirao je na Fakultetu sigurnosti, magistrirao na Pravnom fakultetu u Skoplju 2007. gde je 2013. uspješno obranio doktorsku disertaciju pod naslovom: "Zločin zlouporabe položaja". Stamevski je započeo radnu karijeru 1987. u Ministarstvu unutarnjih poslova Republike Makedonije, a 1990. postao je dio specijalnih policijskih jedinica. Tamo radi više od 10 godina na rukovodećim mjestima u operativnim skupinama. Pred kraj krize 2001. unaprijeđen je u načelnika specijalnih snaga, gdje je služio do kraja svoje policijske karijere 2003. Za poseban doprinos u suočavanju s krizom i vođenju specijalnih operacija, Stamevski je u siječnju 2002. promaknut u čin general-bojnika. Kao sveučilišni profesor, Stamevski sudjeluje na brojnim konferencijama, simpozijima, znanstvenim raspravama, akademskim skupovima. Objavio je preko pedeset znanstvenih i stručnih radova u istaknutim međunarodnim časopisima i drugim relevantnim publikacijama iz područja prava i sigurnosti, kriminologije itd. Uz to, sudjeluje u nekoliko znanstveno-istraživačkih projekata na nacionalnoj i međunarodnoj razini. Član je Centra za nacionalnu i međunarodnu sigurnost u Beogradu, Republika Srbija. 

Richard F. Stolz (b. 1925, Dayton, Ohio, USA; † 2012). He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 as an infantryman with the 100th Infantry Division in Europe. Richard F. Stolz joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1950. He served overseas for more than 15 years in Eastern and Western Europe. He retired in 1981, but was called back into service in 1988 by then DCI William H. Webster to become the Deputy Director for Operations. He served in that capacity for three years, retiring again at the end of 1990.

Marin Stošić, rear admiral (lower half-ret), Our inconclusiveness to respond on incidents at sea is alarming (in Croatian - Naša neuvjerljivost u rješavanju incidentnih situacija na moru zabrinjava), (2016).

Anders Strindberg is Senior Researcher with the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Department of Asymmetric Threats in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also Senior Faculty in the Centre for Homeland Défense and Security, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA. 

mr. sc. Stjepan Sučić, rođen 1959. u Vukovaru, dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata u kojem je dva puta bio ranjen. Aktivni je sudionik obrane Vukovara od prvog dana organiziranja obrane. Nakon okupacije Vukovara, nastavlja s aktivnim djelovanjem u HV. Obnaša niz odgovornih zapovjednih dužnosti, uključujući i zapovijedanje 5. gbr. HV. Odlikovan je spomenicama Domovinskog rata i Domovinske zahvalnosti, Redom hrvatskog trolista, Redom hrvatskog pletera, Redom hrvatskog križa, Redom Nikole Šubića Zrinskog, Redom Bana Jelačića i Redom Kneza Domagoja s ogrlicom. Umirovljen je u činu brigadira HV. Završio je najviše vojne škole OS RH: Zapovjedno stožernu školu „Blago Zadro“ i Ratnu školu „Ban Josip Jelačić“.

Anatoliy Sirotenko, The Head of the National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi, Kyiv, Ukraine, ORCID


Vladimir Šimović Ph.D. from the Zagreb Faculty of Law, Zagreb, Croatia, 2000, in the field of Information science. Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb; employed full-time at the Police College in Zagreb (Croatia) and part-time at the College for Business and Management in Zapresic (Croatia). Senior researcher and project leader for consulting services and the Official Consultant for the Croatian Custom Directorate (Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia) on relations with the World Bank and Croatian Government Contracts ("Project Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe; IBRD Loan No: 4582-HR"). Research interests include: classical and intelligent information systems development problems; aspects (informational and financial, operative and strategic) of various (criminal, competitive or business) intelligence models; modeling aspects in the field of: forensic computing, and digital-payments, and classical and modern statistical systems, especially in field of stochastic simulations, simulation modeling and analysis, and statistical and informational (even artificial intelligence) software tools processes. Has published more than 55 papers and 3 books about information science and modelling aspects (information and financial modelling aspects). 

Ivo Šimunović rođen je 1950. u Dubrovniku gdje je diplomirao ekonomiju. Do početka rata radio u putničkoj agenciji Atlas kao direktor Cestovnog prometa. Dragovoljac je Domovinskog rata od 28.08.1991.g i jedan od organizatora obrane Dubrovnika. U Zapovjedništvu obrane Dubrovnika bio je dozapovjednik i načelnik SIS-a a u Zapovjedništvu obrane Dubrovnika i Južnog bojišta časnik za vezu i načelnik SIS-a Južnog bojišta te operativni djelatnik SIS-a MORH. Pukovnik je HV-a. Jedini je časnik HV-a s Južnog bojišta svjedok na suđenju Slobodanu Miloševiću pred Međunarodnim kaznenim sudom u Den Haagu. Po završetku rata privatni je poduzetnik.

Davor Šinka was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where he finished his elementary and high school education. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Energy and Power Systems, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. In 2014, he earned his Ph.D. from the same department with the thesis titled "Quantitative Terrorism Risk Assessment and Management Method for Energy Systems". Since 1996, he is employed in privately owned company ENCONET. His main working areas are technological risk analysis and nuclear/radiological emergency preparedness and response. He participates in various projects in both safety and security domains, where quantitative risk assessment and management methods have to be applied. Also, he organizes education, training and exercises. In the period from 1998 to 2008 he was a member of the centre for providing expert support in case of a nuclear accident, operated by the Croatian State Office for Nuclear Safety. Since 2004, he is a member of the working group for the development of the European early notification and data exchange systems used in the event of a radiological or nuclear emergency. He is an author or co-author of more than 20 scientific or expert articles and more than 40 reports prepared for state institutions and industry. He collaborated on scientific projects sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. He is a member of the international organization Society for Risk Analysis.

Dejan Škanata, was born in 1958. Graduated in 1983 from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia. Background in nuclear engineering. In 1996 carried out the fellowship at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA. In 1999 get the Ph.D. degree with the thesis “A Method for Risk Assessment of Radioactive Waste Repository”. He has almost 30 years of working experience in the field of Radioactive Waste Management and Risk Analysis. Acting as a teaching professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Risk Analysis - postgraduate program) and University of Applied Studies Velika Gorica (System Reliability and Risk Assessment - graduate program and Corporate Risk and Security - postgraduate program). He participated in several international certified training programs related the Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Planning and Risk Assessment and Management. Participated in several international scientific programs such as: Harmonization of Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (IAEA); Use of Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Installations with Large Inventory of Radioactive Materials (IAEA); Integrated Health and Environmental Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Large Industrial Areas (UNEP, WHO, UNIDO, IAEA); and Decommissioning Risk Management (IAEA). He was co-director of the Advanced Research Workshop on Computational Models of Risks to Infrastructure held in Primošten, Croatia, 2006, supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. He published some 95 professional papers and four books. Won the Josip Juraj Strossmayer Award for scientific contribution in the field of technical sciences for the year 2000.

Polona Šprajc (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of  Maribor in the Department of Personnel and Vice dean for educational activity. Her major research interests concern human resource management, marketing and business ethics. She teaches on undergraduate and masterlevel. She is author of chapters in books and articles in scientific and professional journals, published in Slovenia and abroad

General (ret.) Mirko Šundov, PhD, has been a volunteer in the Homeland War (HW) since 1991. He held a number of command positions in the Croatian Armed Forces, including the position of Commander of the 4th Guards Brigade and Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces (2016-2020). For participation in HW and for the results achieved after it, he was awarded with a number of decorations and medals. He completed several military schools and courses in Croatia and abroad, including the War School "Ban Josip Jelačić", a course for senior officials at the Center for Security Studies "George C. Marshall" in Germany, a course for senior officials in UN missions in Finland, NATO Defense College in Rome and others. General Šundov received his master's degree (1999) and his doctorate from the Faculty of Science (Geo.sciences branch), University of Zagreb in 2007. 


Reynaud Theunens is Chief of the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) in the United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) in Lebanon since 2009. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Brussels, he joined the Belgian Armed Forces, 2nd Guides armor regiment in Germany. He subsequently served as a military intelligence analyst at the Belgian Ministry of Defence and attended specialized training in the UK, US and Sweden. Between 1994 and 1999, he worked during a total of two years as a military information/intelligence officer in the UNPROFOR/UNPF (Zagreb, Croatia), UNTAES (Vukovar, Croatia) and SFOR headquarters (Sarajevo, BiH). From 2001 to 2009 he worked at the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the ICTY as an Intelligence Analyst (Military), where he conducted in depth research and analysis in support of investigations and prosecutions of violations of international humanitarian law during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, with particular emphasis on de jure and de facto (para) military command, control and communication structures. He testified in seven trials as a military expert witness called by the Prosecution on these matters. He had given several lectures on the role of (military) intelligence in the investigation and prosecution of violations of the law of armed conflict, and on intelligence in peace support operations.

The Honorable John Train has received part-time appointments from Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. He founded Train, Smith Investments Counsel in New York, and writes a column in London's Financial Times. He is the Senior Contributing Editor for Strategic Review.

Izv. prof. Marko Tomljanović, Sveučilište u Rijeci, Ekonomski fakultet Rijeka, Chair Jean Monnet in European Integration. Angažiran je na Katedri za međunarodnu ekonomiju na Ekonomskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Rijeci. Znanstveni interesi usmjereni su mu na područja EU, razvoj europske integracije, europske fondove i ostale financijske instrumente, međunarodnu trgovinu, te aspekte europskog i međunarodnog poslovnog okruženja i poslovnih politika. Nositelj je nekoliko projekata financiranih od strane EU, a pri čemu je potrebno istaknuti Jean Monnet Module, kao i provođenje aktivnosti jedine Jean Monnet katedre (Chair) u potpunosti ekonomskog usmjerenja u Republici Hrvatskoj.

Prof.dr. Darko Trifunovićis a full-time professor in research and he is a founding member and Director of the Institute for National and International Security. Dr. Trifunovic is Editor in Chief of the “Security Science Journal”. Prof.dr Darko Trifunovic was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Public and Individual Security - Apeiron, Krakow, Poland. At the same time, dr Trifnovic was elected as a visiting professor at the University of Sent Kliment Bitola, Faculty of Security Studies, Skopje, N.Macedonia.  Dr. Trifunovic was elected as a guest professor at FUDAN University – Center of American Studies, Shanghai, China. Dr. Darko Trifunovic is a Research Professor at FUDAN University Institute of BRI Strategy and International Security. Dr. Trifunovic is an Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science and coordinator for Research. Dr. Darko Trifunovic is fully employed at the Faculty of Security Studies at the University of Belgrade. Prof. dr Darko Trifunovic is a guest professor at Matej Bel University, Faculty of Political Science, Slovakia, and a Senior Researcher at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is a Senior Advisor at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Greece, Athens. He is a specialist in Security Studies, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence studies as well as Counter-Terrorism, National, and International Security studies. He is a former diplomat (First Secretary of the Foreign Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the United Nations). Dr.Trifunovic was the official delegate in Rome in 1998 during the diplomatic conference when the International Criminal Court was established. Dr. Trifunovic is the representative for Serbia and Montenegro of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA); Defense & Foreign Affairs publications; and the Global Information System. The Shanghai Center for International Studies appointed him as the first foreign expert for the Olympic Games (2008) security preparation in China. In 2010, he is engaged in World Expo Security preparation. Prof. dr Darko Trifunovic is one of the founding members of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC). He has published many academic books and articles. Prof. Dr. Darko Trifunovic received the highest military award of the Military Security Agency of Serbia - the Great Golden Badge.

Dr. Franjo Tuđman (b. 1922, Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia; †1999, Zagreb). Historian and statesman. Croatian president (1990-1999). Member of the antifascist movement during the World War II. In 1961 leaves active military service as major general . As a university professor and manager of the Institute for the History of the Labour Movement he comes into conflict with the communist regime for his advocation of Croatian national rights and political democracy. Sentenced to two years in prison in 1971, and to three years in 1981 in political trials. In 1989 establishes the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) through which he formulates a political program for independant and suverign Croatian state. Having won the first free multiparty elections in 1990, becomes the first Croatian president. He is reelected in 1992 and 1997. Graduated from a senior military academy, and earned a doctor's degree in political sciences in 1965. Member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1992. Author of numerous articles and several books: Rat protiv rata (War Against War) (1957), Stvaranje socijalističke Jugoslavije (The Establishment of the Socialist Yugoslavia) (1960), Okupacija i revolucija (Occupation and Revolution) (1963), Uzroci krize monarhističke Jugoslavije od ujedinjenja 1918. do sloma 1941. (Causes of the crisis in the Yugoslav monarchy; doctoral disseration) (1965), Velike ideje i mali narodi (Great Ideas and Small Nations) (1969), Nacionalno pitanje u suvremenoj Evropi (The National Issue in Modern Europe) (1981), Bespuća povijesne zbiljnosti. Rasprava o povijesti i filozofiji zlosilja (Horrors of War. An Essay on the History and Philosophy of Violence) (1989), Hrvatska u monarhističkoj Jugoslaviji 1918 - 1941 (Croatia in the Yugoslav Monarchy) (1993), S vjerom u samostalnu Hrvatsku (Believing in Croatia's Independence) (1995).

Prof.Dr. Miroslav Tudjman (b. 1946, Belgrade; † 2021 Zagreb) Professor of information theory at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Zagreb. Deputy Director of the Office for National Security (UNS) and the Director of the Croatian Intelligence Service (HIS) from 1993 to 1998, and from 1999 to 2000. Contributed to various scientific projects, published four books and over a hundred articles in scientific journals; editor of a dozen miscellaneous works. Active in research, both in the field of information theory and national security and intelligence.


Ćiro Ugrin, President of Diving Club Veterans 4th Brigade


Giliam de Valk published his PhD on the quality intelligence analyses have to meet, in 2005. He is specialized in the methodology of security and intelligence analysis. He has worked at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Utrecht, and the Netherlands Defense Academy where he coordinated and lectured a minor on intelligence studies. At the moment he is an assistant professor at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University Initiated, coordinated, and lectured at different academies a minor intelligence studies. Dr. G.G. (Giliam) de Valk (1961) studied at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. He wrote his dissertation (2005) at the Law Faculty of University of Groningen on the quality of intelligence analyses: Valk, Giliam de, Dutch Intelligence: Towards a Qualitative Framework for Analysis. Den Haag: Boom juridisch, 2005. Since 2016 he is assistant professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Leiden University. He lectures and researches on intelligence, analysis and methodology. After his dissertation he started to work as a lecturer at the Department for Political Science (2006-2008) and at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (2007- 2016) of the University of Amsterdam. At this Institute, he was the initiator and coordinator of the Minor Intelligence Studies (2007-2016). In 2012, he transformed this Bachelor Minor Intelligence Studies into a center: the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. In 2016, he and his team transferred to the ISGA (see above).From 2006-2011, he was a lecturer for the History of International Relations Section at the University of Utrecht. He taught on issues as intelligence studies, strategy (Von Clausewitz), humanitarian intervention, counterinsurgency, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

  • • 2006 onwards, he participates as a guest lecturer in the analyst education of the Defense Intelligence and Security Institute (DISI). 
  • • 2010-2012, he was employed at the Netherlands Defense Academy in Breda, at Faculty of Military Sciences, where he had put up and coordinated a Bachelor Minor Intelligence Studies.
  • • 2004-2012, he was the secretary of the Netherlands Intelligence Security Association, of which he is still a board member. 
  • • 2006-2012, he was a member of the Archive Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
  • • Since 2009, he participates in the Dutch Counterinsurgency Network.
  • • Since 2012, he is a member of the Dutch Think Tank Integral Security.
  • • De Valk participates for many years in Red Team exercises concerning vital infrastructure and corporate business.

Dr. Imre Varga (b. 1958, Miskolc, Hungary) graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs (1982); PhD studies at the "Miklós Zrínyi" University of National Defense (1998). Began his career in 1982 as a junior diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1985 to 1991, served in Belgrade as an attaché, third, and second secretary in the Hungarian Embassy. From 1991 to 1994, desk officer, head of the unit of the Fourth Department (Southeast Europe), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1994, appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the Hungarian Embassy, Zagreb. From 1999 on, head of a unit in the Department of EU Coordination, State Secretariat for Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is married, with three sons.

brigadir, doc. dr. sc. Mladen Viher, nastavnik u Odjelu vojnih studija Dekanata Hrvatskog vojnog učilišta „Dr. Franjo Tuđman“ u Zagrebu. U Oružanim snagama RH je od 1991. u Zapovjedništvu brigade zračnog motrenja i navođenja, Središnjice za elektroničko izviđanje, Institutu za razvoj obrambenih sustava MORH-a, Zapovjedništvu HRZ i PZO te Hrvatskom vojnom učilištu. Od 1994. do 1996. radio je kao istraživač u Centru za meteorološka istraživanja Državnog hidrometeorološkog zavoda. Predstavljao je MORH u NATO odboru NC3B u Panelu za identifikaciju i navigaciju, bio je nacionalni predstavnik u NATO-Science and Technology Organization (NATO-STO) panelu za senzore i elektroničke tehnologije, kasnije i nacionalni koordinator za NATO-STO, zatim nacionalni direktor za istraživanja i tehnologije u Europskoj obrambenoj agenciji te nacionalni predstavnik u Odboru za kritične tehnologije Europske komisije. Trenutno je nacionalni predstavnik u Vojnom odboru NATO-a, radna skupina za meteorologiju i oceanografiju. Autor je većeg broja znanstvenih, stručnih i popularnih radova te je sudionik u nekoliko domaćih i međunarodnih znanstvenih projekata.

Miodrag Vlahović Born November 15, 1961. Graduated 1986 at the Podgorica Law Faculty. Lawyer. Co-owner & consulting manager of Media Consult Inc. (one of the first private consulting agencies in Montenegro), from 1990. Main social/political activities: 1 991 - 92 founder and one of the leaders of Citizens Committee for Peace (Montenegrin Anti-War Movement); 1992-94 MP (Montenegrin Parliament); Member of Parliamentary Committee for internatinal relations; Committee for political systems; Committee for legal and administrative matters; 1992-93 Liberal Party of Montenegro, international secretary; 1991-93 columnist in independent weekly "Monitor", with over fifty articles; 1 992-93 columnist in "Liberal", party paper; 1 998 founder-member of CEDEM - Montenegrin Center for Democracy & Human Rights; 1999 director of CeRS, Center for Regional and Security Studies. Languages: English & Italian.

Dr. Marta Vrbetic was Policy Fellow and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She was also Assistant Professor of Government at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., where she taught classes on U.S. foreign policy, European Union, conflict management and resolution, democratization, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and ethics of peacemaking. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in the United States, and an M.A. in European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and Natolin, Poland. She has authored peer-reviewed as well as professional articles and has presented at the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the International Security Studies ISSS-ISAC conferences.

Dr. Radovan Vukadinović is a professor of international political relations and director of post-graduate studies in international relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Zagreb. He has lectured at Columbia University, George Mason University and, since 1985, has been a visiting professor at Florida State University.  He is the author of numerous books in the area of international relations, which have been published at home and abroad. He is the president of the Croatian Society of International Studies and the Atlantic Council of Croatia, and is also a member of several international organizations.

Hrvoje Vuković, univ. spec. pol., rođen je 1982. u Zagrebu. Kao mlađi profesionalni diplomat radi na Diplomatskoj akademiji MVEP RH. Završio je Filozofiju i religijsku kulturu na Filozofskom fakultetu Družbe Isusove u Zagrebu (2008.); jednogodišnji stručni diplomatski studij (2010.) na Diplomatskoj akademiji MVEP RH i poslijediplomski specijalistički studij Sigurnosna politika RH na Fakultetu političkih znanosti u Zagrebu (2012.) s temom „Kibernetsko ratovanje i kibernetski terorizam – sustavi borbe protiv kibernetskih prijetnji“ - stekavši akademski naziv sveučilišnog specijaliste za nacionalnu sigurnost. Sudionik je brojnih međunarodnih konferencija, seminara i radnih stolova na temu međunarodnih odnosa, diplomacije, te nacionalne i međunarodne sigurnosti. Član je Udruge hrvatskih diplomata.


Col. Gen. Markus Wolf (b. January 19, 1923 in Hechingen, South-Wurttemberg, Germany; † 2006 Berlin, Germany) emigrated with his parents to Switzerland and France (1933) and then to the Soviet Union (1934). Received Soviet citizenship in 1936. Attended high school in Moscow (1937-1940) and studied at the Institute for Flight Construction in Alma Ata (1940-1942); 1942-1943 attended the Communist Internationale School in Kuschnarenkowo; Editor, Speaker and Commentator for the German National Radio, Institute 205, in Moscow (1943-1945). In 1945 returned to Germany; 1945-1949 worked with the Berlin Radio (under the pseudonym Michael Storm); 1949 first counselor to the Mission of the GDR in Moscow; 1950-1951 renounced Soviet citizenship. 1951 employed in the Foreign Intelligence Department (Außenpolitischen Nachrichtendienst - APN), and in November, 1952, became director of APN; after APN was incorporated into the Ministry of State Security of the GDR, became director of new APN (1953). From 1956 on, delegated Minister of State Security and Head of the Foreign Intelligence Department, rank of Major General. 1980 promoted to Colonel General. Recipient of numerous high civil and military decorations and awards. 1983 requested retirement; left active duty in 1986 and became active as a writer. Summer of 1989, indictment issued in the Federal Republic of Germany against Wolf. Returned to Germany September 24, 1991 and was arrested at the German border and imprisoned. On October 4, 1991 released on bail. 1993 sentenced for treason to six years imprisonment (suspended); 1997 sentenced to two years’ probation and monetary fine. Publications: Die Troika, Berlin 1989; In My Own Service: Confessions and Insights, Munich 1991. Secrets of the Russian Cuisine, Hamburg 1995. Spy Chief in the Secret War: Reminiscences, Munich, 1997 (and in 15 other countries); The Art of Deception, Berlin 1998. Wolf is married and lives in Berlin.


Captain (Navy) Stepan Yakymiak, PhD (military science). Chief of Naval Forces Department of the National Defense University of Ukraine, ORCID 0000-0002-1530-271Х


Major General Slaven Zdilar, PhD supervises, controls, directs and coordinates RACVIAC personnel on all matters and ensures efficient and effective use of all resources. He is responsible for RACVIAC Programme Proposal development and for execution of the approved Programme. MG Slaven Zdilar was born in Imotski, Croatia. He graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Zagreb as Master of Science 1999 and PhD in 2007. During the Homeland War he started his career as Battalion Commander in the 4th Brigade of Croatian Armed Forces in 1991 and continued as 114th Brigade Commander until 1995. Commander of the operative group during the Homeland War „Summer 95“ and „Storm“ combat operations. He was the Head of Infantry Department of the Croatian Army from 1995 until 1998, and from 1999 until 2000 he was the Head of the Joint Doctrine Division. He filled the position of Commandant of the Command and Staff School from 2001 until 2004, after which he was assigned as Head of Development and Equipping Department until 2005. From 2005 until 2008 MG Zdilar was the Chief of Staff of the Croatian Army and was then assigned as Deputy Commander of the Croatian Defence Academy until 2014. In 2014 he became Deputy Inspector General at the Defence Inspectorate at the Ministry of Defence, and in 2016 was promoted to Inspector General. MG Zdilar graduated from the Military Academy in 1989, and the War College “Ban Josip Jelačić” in 2001.


Vilko Žiljak is a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Faculty of Graphic Engineering. He received Ph.D. degree from the Zagreb Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, 1989, in the scientific field of Computer Science. His research interests include: Computer Science and simulation science models, relations between graphical and technical development (macro and micro simulation models), and classical and modern graphical and technical simulation systems, especially in field of mathematical modelling and simulation analysis. He has published more than 60 papers and 2 books about computer simulation and modelling.

Prof. dr. sc. Dražen Živić (1968.) rođen je u Vukovaru. Diplomirao je 1993. godine na Geografskom odsjeku Prirodoslovno-matematičkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Na istom je fakultetu magistrirao 1998. i doktorirao 2000. godine. Kao znanstveni savjetnik radi na Institutu društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar. Posebno se bavi istraživanjima povezanima s demografijom Hrvatske, demografijom malih područja, demografijom braka i obitelji, demografskim posljedicama rata te etnodemografijom. Bio je voditelj projekta „Demografski gubici i posljedice Domovinskog rata“ (2002. – 2006.). Od 2008. godine voditelj je projekta „Demografski aspekti urbano-ruralne polarizacije Hrvatske“. Voditelj je i Područnoga centra Instituta Ivo Pilar u Vukovaru. Bio je profesor na Odsjeku sociologije Hrvatskih studija Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2003. – 2012.). Predaje i na Studiju povijesti na Hrvatskom katoličkom sveučilištu, na Diplomatskoj akademiji Ministarstva vanjskih poslova i europskih integracija te na Specijalističkom poslijediplomskom studiju Pastoralne teologije na Katoličkom bogoslovnom fakultetu u Đakovu. Dobitnik je Državne nagrade za znanost na području društvenih znanosti za znanstvene novake (2001.). Objavio je stotinjak znanstvenih i stručnih radova u međunarodno referiranim časopisima, zbornicima radova i knjigama. Sudjelovao je na pedesetak hrvatskih i međunarodnih znanstvenih skupova. Član je više strukovnih udruga te Vijeća za život i obitelj Hrvatske biskupske konferencije.

Prof.Dr. Ilija Životić is professor of Security at School for engeenering managment FIM, Serbian expert in civil security sector with special consultancy status at OUN. In one term he was elected as MP of Serbian National Assembly.