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Cristiana Matei

Cristiana Matei

Program Manager, Civil-Military Relations (Latin America, Intelligence & Democracy)

Florina Cristiana (Cris) Matei joined CCMR in 2003, and is now a Program Manager for the Civil-Military Relations Program, specializing in Latin America and Intelligence & Democracy. Dr. Matei has researched, published, and lectured on a wide range of issues concerning civil-military relations, democratization, Security Sector Reform (SSR), intelligence, countering/combating terrorism, organized crime, and street gangs, for CCMR’s resident and non-resident programs, NPS/NSA graduate courses, as well as international conferences. Dr. Matei has also reviewed potential articles for and has been on the editorial board of academic journals, including the International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence. Dr. Matei is currently serving as the Co-chair of the International Studies Association (ISA) section on intelligence.

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  • The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations By: T.C. Bruneau, F.C. Matei This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging, internationally focused overview of the field of civil–military relations.
  • Romania in Europa si in Lume By: Zodian, Mihai V.; Zodian, Vladimir & Matei, Florina Cristiana Selection on a multitude of events often seemingly contradictory, the authors have tried to reconstruct the main projects, phases and activities that materialized Romanian foreign policy in the post-Cold War era.

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Matei, Florina Cristiana, Xharo, Mimoza & Bala, Eduart (Jan. 2016), "Albania's Intelligence after Hoxha: The Cat's Grin and Hidden Claws," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 29:2, 299-327, DOI: 1080/08850607.2015.1083340.  

Matei, Florina Cristiana & Andrés de Castro García (Feb. 2017), “Chilean Intelligence after Pinochet: Painstaking Reform of an Inauspicious Legacy,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 30:2, pp. 340-367.

Bruneau, Thomas; Matei, Florina Cristiana; Mayfield, Tyrell; McCaskey, Kevin & Weece, Jason (2013), "Civil-military relations in Muslim countries. The cases of Egypt, Pakistan, and Turkey," Journal of Defense Resources Management, 4:2 (7),

Matei, Florina Cristiana, “Congressional Oversight Committees,” in Moore, Greg, ed., Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence, New York: Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Matei, Cristiana & De Castro, Andres (guest ed.) (Jun. 2016), "Intelligence and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean," Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence 7:1.

Matei, Florina Cristiana & Bruneau, Thomas C. (Mar. 2010), “Intelligence in the Developing Democracies: The 'Quest' for Transparency and Effectiveness,” chapter in Oxford Handbook for Intelligence, Johnson, Loch K (ed.), Oxford University Press.

Matei, Florina Cristiana & Bruneau, Thomas C. (May 2011), "Intelligence reform in new democracies: factors supporting or arresting progress,Democratization, 18:3, 602-630, DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2011.586257. 
Bruneau, Thomas & Matei, Florina Cristiana (Feb. 2015), "Is Argentina Going Totally Blind?" E-International Relations Blog,
Bruneau, Thomas; Matei, Florina Cristiana & Sakoda, Sak (Nov. 2009) "National Security Councils: Their Potential Functions in Democratic Civil-Military Relations," Defense and Security Analysis, 25:3 pp.255-269, DOI: 10.1080/14751790903201406. 
Matei, Florina Cristiana & Bruneau, Thomas C. (Sep. 2011), "Policymakers and Intelligence Reform in the New Democracies," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 24:4, 656-691, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2011.598784.   
Matei, Florina Cristiana (2012), "Romania's Anti-Terrorism Capabilities: Transformation, Cooperation, Effectiveness," Journal of Defense Resources Management, 3:1(4),
Matei, Florina Cristiana (Aug. 2009), "The Challenges of Intelligence Sharing in Romania," Intelligence and National Security, 24:4, 574-585, DOI: 10.1080/02684520903069504. 
Matei, Florina Cristiana (Dec. 2011), “The Impact of U.S. Anti-gang Policies in Central America: Quo Vadis?” chapter in Maras Gang Violence and Security in Central America, Bruneau, Thomas; Dammert, Lucia & Skinner, Elizabeth (eds.), University of Texas Press, pp. 197-210.
Matei, Florina Cristiana (Sep. 2009), "The Legal Framework for Intelligence in Post-Communist Romania," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 22:4, 667-698, DOI: 10.1080/08850600903143205.
Matei, Florina Cristiana (Nov. 2013), "The Media's Role in Intelligence Democratization," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 27:1, 73-108, DOI: 10.1080/08850607.2014.842806.

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