Historian and former Romanian minister of foreign affairs (2007-2008), Adrian Cioroianu now teaches at the University of Bucharest. In 2009, he published Geopolitica Matrioşkăi. Rusia postsovietică în noua ordine mondială (Matryoshka Geopolitics. Post-Soviet Russia in the new world order). He is a frequent contributor on geopolitical issues for Bucharest daily Adevărul.