Call for Papers - Forum 2020

On behalf of the Organisation And Program Committee of the Resilient Critical Infrastructure - 5th Zagreb Security Forum: Hybrid Threats and Wars in 21st Century - here is a Call for papers for Forum 2020, which will be held on March 13-14, 2020


Analysing the processes of preparation, leadership, response, and endings of modern security threats and wars, as well as the conclusions of the Zagreb Security Forum 2019, we consider it necessary to look at these processes even deeper, and better. Further intensifying the collaboration between scientists and practitioners, on national, regional and international levels, it is imperative that threatening security processes could be sufficiently recognized early enough in order to be prepared for an effective response.
One of the key segments of modern security threats, according to ZSF 2019 conclusions, is tailored and embedded disinformation that is trying to influence the cognitive processes of target audiences. A successful distribution of disinformation can be compared with seedling in agriculture. Both of those two activities, in order to be successful, needs quality preparation. It is precisely this process of preparing a target audience for exposure to disinformation, that can be utilized as an early warning signal. Therefore, we need to develop models in order to timely and reliably recognise these signals.


We welcome paper proposals, with scientific background, on every issue relating to the conference theme, with special emphasis on:
  • Hybrid Threats in 21st Century (such as Digital Cold War, Economy Warfare with accent on Energy Warfare)
  • Concept and character of 21st Century War;
  • Hybrid Warfare, Political Extremism and Populism (with special accent on West Balkan 6 and MENA region);
  • Modern threats to Maritime security with accent to the Mediterranean Sea; 
  • Deep analysis of the election results in EU in 2019 (on national and EU level), including suggestions and recommendations for future election protection from malicious influences;
  • Advantages, limitations, ethical questions and legal consequences of counter hybrid threats activities.
Submit your paper proposal abstract of 250-300 words and your detailed CV in English by email provided in Call For Papers (.PDF) document

The deadline for proposal submissions is May 12, 2019. 
Notifications of acceptance will go out by the end of May 2019. 

Conference presenters are invited to submit their revised paper in form of an article to the National Security and The Future and Strategos journals.


Please do not hesitate to forward this CfP to anyone that you might find as an expert for the Forum. 
For more info about Forum papers please Contact us

Dr. Gordan Akrap




Institute for National and International Security, Serbia, Vojvode Supljikca 31 B, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia,

The Europa Institute, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Ramat Gan, 5290002, Israel,

Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany, Gabelsbergerstraße 28a, 84034 Landshut, Germany,

The Research Institute for European, American Studies, Greece, Kalavriton 1 Str. Alimos, Athens 17456 Attiki, Greece,

St. George Association, Croatia, Dobriše Cesarića 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

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Dr. Darko Trifunović, Director
Dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Director
Dr. Klaus Lange, Director
Dr. John M Nomikos, Director
Dr. Gordan Akrap, Director


Dr. Darko Trifunović, Institute for National and International Security - INIS, Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Richard R. Valcourt, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, USA
Dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Dr. Klaus Lange, Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany
Dr. John M Nomikos, Research Institute for European and American Studies, Greece
Dr. Miomira Kostić, Faculty of Law, University of Niš, Serbia
Dr. Gordan Akrap, St. George Association, Croatia,

 Editorial Board
Dr. Marco Lombardi, Catholic University, Italy
Dr. Ioanis Galatas, Brigadier General (ret., MD, MSc, MC Army), Greece
Dr. Shaul Shay, Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Dr. Klara Knapp Lange, Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany
Dr. Evica Petrović, Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Serbia
Dr. Miljan Knežević, Faculty of Mathematics, University in Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Igor Vukonjanski, National academy for Public administration, Serbia
Dr. Želimir Kešetović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Jowanka Jakubek-Lalik, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Nikola Dujovski, University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, North Macedonia
Dr. Ephraim Lapid, Brigadier General (ret), Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Dr. Barak Bouks, Ph.D., Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Dr. Gregory Moore, Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Dr. Predrag Cvetković, Faculty of Law, Unversity of Niš, Serbia
Dr. Kazansky Rastislav, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Dr. Liliana Popescu Birlan, National School of Political and Administration Studies, Romania
Dr. Darko Dimovski, Faculty of Law, University of Niš, Serbia
Dr. Vasko Stamevski, Inter. Slavic University “Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin“, North Macedonia
Dr. Xu Mingqi, Shanghai Academy for Social Science, PR China
Dr. Jasmin Ahić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Jonathan Fighel, Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Dr. Zoran Dragišić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies, Serbia
Dr. Vinay Kaura, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, India
Dr. Jonathan Levy, Norwich University, U.S.
Dr. Zhang Jiadong, FUDAN University, PR China
Dr Andrzej Krzak, University in Czestochowa, Poland
Dr. Steven Oluic, Lt. Col. Steven Oluic, PhD, U.S. Army retired, Ohio, U.S.
H.E. dr Zurab Gamezardashvili, Ambassador, Professor, Director of Institute of European Studies, Georgian Technical University, Georgia
Dr. Zaplatynskyi Vasyl Myronovych, Professor, National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine, sports Medicine, the cycle of Social Security and Civil Protection, Ukraine
Dr. Zahid Anwar, Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman, Professor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Alberto Testa, Professor, Criminology (Research) at the University of West London, UK
Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Professor, Head of Department „National and Regional Security“, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Dr. Ivan Majchút, PhD., Associate Professor, Security and Defence Department, Armed Forces Academy of gen. M. R. Štefánik, Slovak Republic


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