Ioana Constantin-Bercean

Scientific Researcher, Ph.D.

Short Bio

Ioana Constantin-Bercean, PhD, is an international affair professional with solid academic experience and has worked abroad for over a decade. She is the author of numerous articles in specialized publications dealing with topics related to nonproliferation and Middle East, particularily on Iran. She has studied or collaborated on various projects as an associate researcher at various Western institutions: International Institute for Peace (Vienna, Austria), Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Austria), Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (Austria) and Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. (USA). She is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and speaks Farsi, Arabic and Italian conversationally. Fields of interest: international relations, foreign policy, security studies, behavioral sociology in international relations. Ioana is currently employed as Scientific Researcher at “Ion I.C. Brătianu” Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Romanian Academy.


  1. Reinforcing Deterrence on NATO’s Eastern Flank, Riga: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017.
  2. “The Emergence of New Global Europe vs. the End of Pax Americana: The Case of the Iranian Nuclear Deal”, in Valentin Naumescu (editor), The New European Union and Its Global Strategy: From Brexit to PESCO, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, pp. 119-130.
  3. „Populismul în context internațional: Relația dintre SUA și Republica Islamică Iran din perspectiva constructului discursiv”, in Valentin Naumescu și Raluca Moldovan (eds.), Tensiunea Liberal-Iliberală pe Agenda Globală. Probleme Fundamentale ale Lumii Contemporane, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2019, pp. 277-284.
  4. “The Need for the Long Game: The Iranian Nuclear Deal Between Obama and Trump Administrations”, Dialogue and Alliance, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2019, pp. 83- 92.
  5. “A Nuclear Test for Diplomacy: Iran and the (New) EU-US Sanctions Debate”, Modelling New Europe, 2018, pp. 182-205.
  6. “Realism nuclear – o evaluare a competiției strategice dintre Iran și Israel”, Pulsul Geostrategic, Martie, 2021.
  7. “Ukraine: Russia’s New Art Of War”, Modelling New Europe, 21/2016, pp. 155-174.
  8. “Iran’s End Game Between American Sanctions and the Covid-19 Pandemic”, Eastern Focus Quarterly, July, 2020.
  9. “Security paradoxes in the Black Sea Region”, “Nuclear security in the Black Sea Region”, în Dan Dungaciu (Ed.), The Geopolitical Black Sea Encyclopaedia, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.
  10. „Bătălia pentru Iran: COVID – 19, sancțiuni și ascensiunea ultra-conservatorilor”; „Iranul în criză: tripla amenințare a pandemiei, sancțiunilor și conflictelor”, in Dan Dungaciu (coordinator), Jurnal de Pandemie, București: ISPRI, 2020, pp. 129-336.
  11. “God’s Will: The Islam / Democracy Dilemma in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Romanian Review of Political Sciences and International Relations, Vol. 18, Nr. 1, 2021, pp. 216-228.