Florina Cristiana (Cris) Matei

 

Matei, Florina Cristiana (Cris). "The Challenges of Intelligence Sharing in Romania." Intelligence and National Security 24, no. 4 (Aug. 2009): 574-585.

"Romania has made major strides in developing an effective intelligence system through, among other measures, the development of specific coordination and cooperation mechanisms."

[OtherCountries/Romania]

Matei, Florina Cristiana (Cris). "The Legal Framework for Intelligence in Post-Communist Romania." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 22, no. 4 (Winter 2009): 667-698.

Romania has "progressively instituted a legal framework for the intelligence system, covering its mandate, coordination, control, oversight, accountability, and transparency. But it has been less than perfect."

[OtherCountries/Romania]

Matei, Florina Cristiana. "Reconciling Intelligence Effectiveness and Transparency: The Case of Romania." Strategic Insights 6, no. 3 (May 2007). [http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/si/]

The author "examines how Romania managed to reconcile and achieve a tradeoff between the two competing imperatives of operating intelligence in a democracy -- effectiveness and transparency. It analyzes what obstacles Romania overcame to accommodate the effectiveness of its post-communist intelligence system with the public need for information."

[OtherCountries/Romania]

Matei, Florina Cristiana (Cris). "Romania's Intelligence Community: From an Instrument of Dictatorship to Serving Democracy." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 20, no. 4 (Winter 2007): 629-660.

In the early 1990s, Romania replaced the Securitate with six intelligence agencies. These "agencies conduct domestic and foreign intelligence and counter or security intelligence, as well as military/police intelligence. They have human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and imaging intelligence (IMINT) capabilities and can use undercover agents." Today, "Romanian intelligence has transitioned from a tool of the Communist dictatorship to a professional, transparent, and effective intelligence community, under democratic control."

[OtherCountries/Romania]

Matei, Florina Cristiana, and Thomas C. Bruneau. "Policymakers and Intelligence Reform in the New Democracies." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 24, no. 4 (Winter 2011-2012): 656-691.

The authors look at Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Russia ("a stunning case of democratic regress"). In "at least four" of these countries -- "Poland, Brazil, Romania, and Spain -- the decisionmakers have managed to institutionalize agencies that are either transparent or effective, or both."

[LA/Argentina, Brazil, & Peru; OtherCountries/Poland/PostCW, Romania/From00, & Spain/PostCW; Russia/10s/11]

 

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