Vasile Rotaru is a Researcher at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania. He has previously served as Research Fellow at Georgetown University, USA, the University of Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Tartu, Estonia. His most recent book is Between Integration and Intervention: Russia and the European ‘Near Abroad’ after 2009 (2016) Miruna Troncotă is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of International Relations and European Integration in the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania. She has held research fellowships in Berlin and Ljubljana, and conducted field research in Sarajevo and Prishtina. Her most recent book is The War of Meanings: Post-conflict Europeanization and the Challenges of EU conditionality in Bosnia and Kosovo (2016).