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Andra-Lucia Martinescu

Andra-Lucia  Martinescu

Reconstructing the Geopolitics of the Black Sea in the Post-Soviet Era

Supervisor: Professor Brendan Simms

College: Pembroke College

Research Interests


International and European Security

International Political Economy

Area Studies (focus on Eastern Central Europe, Russia and the Caucasus)

Transatlantic Relations

Foreign Policy (Analysis)



Defence Economics


Energy (Energy economics)

Crisis Management


Political Thought

Theory of International Relations


Key Publications

Benchmarking Security in Eastern Europe (2010)

RAND Corporation Internal Report (2010);


Policy Fen Network: A Study of the Policy Research Environment in Cambridgeshire Area;

RAND Europe Report 2010


The Myth of Closing the Capabilities Gap? Eastern Europe’s Performance Within the Atlantic Alliance’

RUSI Newsbrief (February 2010)


'The Variable Security Maps of the Black Sea: Energy and Security’

RUSI Newsbrief (March 2011)


Reviving the Geopolitics of the Black Sea in Rethinking Europe’s Grandstrategy – Case Study, Russia

UACES Conference Paper (May, 2012)


‘Empowering Civil Society in the Black Sea Region: a Social Network Analysis – a tool for innovative social change’

ICBSS Occasional Paper (January 2014)


‘Resurrecting Geopolitics in the Black Sea Area: Historical Trends’

CES International Conference, Washington DC (March 2014)


‘Governing the European Neighbourhood: EU and the Black Sea. An Account of Regionalisation’

SGEU Pan-European Conference, the Hague (July 2014)