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Todor Tagarev

Defence Minister

Professor Todor Tagarev is Bulgaria’s Minister of Defence (2023), a position he previously held in 2013.

Throughout his political career, Todor has served the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence as Director for Defence Planning, as National Armaments Director, and as a member of the NATO Research and Technology Board.

Prior to re-joining government, Professor Tagarev led the “IT for Security” Department and the Centre for Security and Defence Management at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He was responsible for research teams focusing on EU crisis management and on the evolving concepts of security and served as the Director of the “Defence Institute” at the Ministry of Defence and as Editor-in-Chief of the “Information & Security: An International Journal” and DCAF’s series, “Security and Defence Management.”