With a focus on Syria, conflicts, hybrid warfare, mercenaries. Freelance columnist, journalist, and author.
A former author in Foreign Policy Bulgaria and Goethe Institut; former freelance columnist in Actualno and Vesti. Member of Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria. Co-founder of Bulgarian online journal for conflicts, De Re Militari.
I was a correspondent in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan & Thailand for TEMA Weekly and Bulgarian National Radio. In January 2016, I was in Tunisia, doing interviews with Libyan refugees and Tunisian activists. In 2017 I visited Saudi Arabia covering Hajj. In 2014 I was awarded Activist of the Year by the Helsinki Committee for my journalistic and activist work on refugee issues and Syria war coverage.Personal blog: Intidar
My book: The Murder of a Revolution [BG, 2017]
Co-author of Conflict reporting in the smartphone era [EN, 2016]
Documentary from N. Iraq [BG, 2014]
Co-author of The Russian Invisible Armies [BG, 2020]
My interviews and materials have found a place in BBC, Bellingcat, European Eye on Radicalization, The New Arab, Vocal Europe, Bild, Vocativ, IB Times, Der Standard, Muftah, Internazionale, Al Jazeera, and others.
- What Russia Gets About Warfare That the West Does Not (Fletcher Forum)
- Under the Radar: Iran’s ‘Stealth’ Presence on the Balkans (Globe Post)
* Cover photo: Northern Iraq (personal archive)