Dan Dungaciu is the Director of the “Ion I.C. Brătianu” Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, and a Professor at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Security of the University of Bucharest, Romania, where he coordinates the Master’s programme in Security Studies and Intelligence Analysis. He is President of the Black Sea University Foundation, under the aegis of the Romanian Academy, and coordinator of the “Romania in the age of globalization—traditional space and meeting of civilizations” section in the ‘Development strategy of Romania in the next 20 years’, endorsed by the Romanian Academy.Ruxandra Iordache is a Researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at the “Ion I.C. Brătianu” Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy. She is the co-author of European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood Today: Politics, Dynamics, Perspectives (2015) and The Encyclopaedia of International Relations (2016).