Nitoiu, Cristian

Dr Cristian Nitoiu  

Department

Position held

Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia Relations

 

Experience keywords:

EU foreign policy; EU-Russia relations; European integration; European public sphere; European studies; central and Eastern European politics; democratic theory; foreign policy analysis; global governance; international relations; political communication; political theory; security studies

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I am an expert on EU and russian foreign policy, EU-russia relations, Eatsern Europe, international relations, the European public sphere or international politcal communication. Before coming to LSE he held research positions at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe (Natolin campus, ENP Chair). My book on ‘EU Foreign Policy Analysis: Democratic Legitimacy, Media, and Climate Change’ will be published in June by Palgrave. I am currently working on a book on EU-Russia relations during Putin's third term and a project on the European Parliament's approach towards the post-Soviet space and Russia.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Environment

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Central Asia; Central and Eastern Europe; China; European Union; Georgia; Moldova; Romania; Russia; South Caucasus; UK; Ukraine; United States

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Romanian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Russian [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE email:

c.nitoiu@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2016

Nitoiu, Cristian (2016) Assessing the three main security threats facing Europe in the wake of the Ukraine crisis LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Feb 2016) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2016) Avoiding a new Cold War: The future of EU-Russia relations in the context of the Ukraine crisis LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2016) What does the Litvinenko ruling mean for relations between Russia and the West? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Jan 2016) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2016) Towards conflict or cooperation? The Ukraine crisis and EU-Russia relations Southeast European Studies and Black Sea Studies, 16 (3). 375-390. ISSN 1468-3857

2015

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Why House of Cards is a victory for Vladimir Putin The Conversation (9 Mar 2015) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Supporting the EU’s approach to climate change: the discourse of the transnational media within the Brussels bubble Journal of European Integration, 37 (5). 535-552. ISSN 0703-6337

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) The EU foreign policy analysis: democracy, legitimacy, media and change The Palgrave Macmillan Series in Political Communication. Palgrave, London, UK. (In Press)

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) EU should cooperate with Eurasian Union: Putin's legacy Atlantic Community (12 Mar 2015) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) The ‘Russian threat’ has revived nationalism in the ‘new’ Europe LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (9 Jul 2015) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) The Ukraine crisis is forcing the EU to abandon normative power and act more strategically in its eastern neighbourhood LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (3 Mar 2015) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Leaving the EU might revive Britain’s influence on the foreign policies of the new EU member states LSE Brexit (18 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Moscow’s ‘reactive’ foreign policy risks turning Russia into a declining power LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Romania’s coming of age: how the transition generation could push Romania toward real political change LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Schumacher, Tobias and Nitoiu, Cristian (2015) Russia's foreign policy towards North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring Mediterranean Politics, 20 (1). 97-104. ISSN 1362-9395

2014

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) EU policy towards the eastern neighbourhood openDemocracy (6 Nov 2014) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) Fostering the democratic identity of the EU through the European Public Sphere In: Rumford, Chris and Buhari-Gulmez, Didem, (eds.) European Multiplicity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 111-129. ISBN 9781443853668

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) Book review: rethinking foreign policy by Fredrik Bynander and Stefano Guzzini (eds). Political Studies Review, 12 (2). 270-270. ISSN 1478-9299

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) China is already sitting in Russia’s backyard openDemocracy (14 May 2014) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) Barroso's farewell speech openDemocracy (4 Nov 2014) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) Between legality and legitimacy: Romania’s fight against corruption openDemocracy (11 Mar 2014) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) Europe is (still) failing to understand Russia’s actions in Crimea openDemocracy (9 Apr 2014) opinion

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) EU–Russia relations: between conflict and cooperation International Politics, 51 (2). 234-253. ISSN 1384-5748

Nitoiu, Cristian (2014) British press attitudes towards the EU’s global presence: from the Russian-Georgian War to the 2009 Copenhagen Summit Comparative European Politics, online. ISSN 1472-4790

2013

Nitoiu, Cristian (2013) Book review: rethinking democracy and the European Union by Erik OddvarEriksen and John ErikFossum (eds) Political Studies Review, 11 (3). 452-453. ISSN 1478-9299

Nitoiu, Cristian (2013) The narrative construction of the European Union in external relations Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14 (2). 240-255. ISSN 1570-5854

Nitoiu, Cristian and Tomić, Nikola (2013) Introduction Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14 (2). 165-171. ISSN 1570-5854

2012

Nitoiu, Cristian (2012) Normative narratives of EU foreign policy in the Black Sea Region In: Ruxandra, Ivan, (ed.) New Regionalism or No Regionalism? Emerging Regionalism in the Black Sea Area. Ashgate, London, UK, 95-111. ISBN 9781409422136

Nitoiu, Cristian (2012) Book review: Europe's 21st Century challenge: delivering liberty - edited by Didier Bigo, Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild and R. B. J. Walker Political Studies Review, 10 (1). 146-147. ISSN 1478-9299

Nitoiu, Cristian (2012) Book review: debating political identity and legitimacy in the European Union - Edited by Sonia Lucarelli, Furio Cerutti and Vivien A. Schmidt Political Studies Review, 10 (3). 455-456. ISSN 1478-9299

Nitoiu, Cristian (2012) Restructuring the foreign policy of the EU: competing narratives and discourses Romanian Journal of Political Science, 12 (1). ISSN 1582-456X

Nitoiu, Cristian (2012) The European public sphere: myth, reality or aspiration? Political Studies Review, 11 (1). 26-38. ISSN 1478-9299

2011

Nitoiu, Cristian (2011) The European Union’s normative power in the Black Sea Region In: Romaniuk, Scott, (ed.) Competing Powers: Security in the Wider Black Sea Region Security in the Wider Black Sea Region. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 9783844332261

Nitoiu, Cristian (2011) Book review: European Union foreign policy: from effectiveness to functionality - By Christopher J. Bickerton JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 49 (6). 1367-1368. ISSN 0021-9886

Nitoiu, Cristian (2011) Shaping the common foreign and security policy of the EU Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 9783844302332

Nitoiu, Cristian (2011) Reconceptualizing 'cooperation' in EU-Russia relations Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 12 (4). 462-476. ISSN 1570-5854

Nitoiu, Cristian (2009) The European Union brings a balance of power in the Black Sea region Romanian Journal of European Affairs, 9 (3). ISSN 1841-4273

2008

Nitoiu, Cristian (2008) Balance of power in the Black Sea Region DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation, Krems, Austria.

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