Articles by Georgi Medarov and Madlen Nikolova

Bulgaria’s Arms Trade: Love, Peace and the Doner Kebab Doctrine

The continuing conflicts in the Middle East may seem too distant to most East Europeans. Not so to Bulgaria’s arms manufacturers and government, for whom the killings have provided a significant source of income. This article was first published in Serbo-Croatian by Bilten. Last month the Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov made an official visit to Saudi Arabia. The diplomatic meeting was supposed to provide the groundwork for an inter-governmental committee aimed at avoiding double taxation. But the tax agreement and economic cooperation talks were largely seen as support for Riyadh’s attempts to secure ..