|Author (Person)||Stefanov, Ruslan, Velcheva, Boryana, Vladimirov, Martin|
|Author (Corporate)||Centre for the Study of Democracy|
|Series Title||GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index 2021|
|Publication Date||November 2021|
GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index 2021: Focus on Bulgaria
The GLOBSEC Vulnerability Index measures vulnerability towards foreign influence in eight countries: Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia on a 0-100 scale, where 0 is the most resilient and 100 the most vulnerable. It assesses five key dimensions: public attitudes, political landscape, public administration, information landscape, and civic and academic space, with a particular focus directed towards the Kremlin’s and Beijing’s activities.
The Index’s importance goes beyond the Central European and Western Balkan regions, however. It is a test of how confrontation of the West against Russia on the one hand and China on the other is playing out in a strategically important part of the world – geographically peripheral members of EU and NATO or countries in their neighbourhood aspiring to membership or partnership.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria|