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Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn

Research fellow at CASSIS

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Charlemagne Prize Fellow on the research project „How to achieve the EU’s strategic autonomy in security and defense without undermining the transatlantic alliance?“


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Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn is a research fellow of the Charlemagne Prize Academy. Prior to joining CASSIS, Iulian was an adjunct lecturer at the Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Program in International Relations at New York University and a junior lecturer of European studies at Maastricht University. He holds a PhD in political science from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. In the past, Iulian was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also worked in the Policy Department of DG External Policies at the European Parliament and in the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Iulian holds a Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Master’s degree in Analysing Europe from Maastricht University. His research has been published in various academic journals, including the Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal, Journal of European Integration, and European Foreign Affairs Review. Iulian's research has been acknowledged with the 2018 Global Strategy PhD Prize awarded by Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the European Security and Defence College.

Iulian is currently on leave to research on Euro-Atlantic security issues at the NATO Defense College, where he was awarded with the Partnership for Peace (PfP) research fellowship.

Research Interest 

EU foreign and security policy | Transatlantic relations | EU-NATO cooperation | Nuclear non-proliferation | Eastern European politics 


  • Karlspreis Europa Summit 2021, September 30 | YouTube-Link
    Iulian Romanyshyn moderated the panel about "The Return of Great Power Politics and the Role of the European Union" with Hans-Gert Pöttering, Robin Niblett, Anne Deighton and Brahma Chellaney. At the end of the Summit, along with other Charlemagne Prize Fellows, he made a short presentation of his project's findings.
  • Euro-Atlantic Seminar, October 05 | Seminar-Link
    Iulian Romanyshyn spoke about the EU as a global security actor. The event is organized by the Zentrum Informationsarbeit Bundeswehr.

Selected Publications 

Romanyshyn, I. (2021). Die Relevanz des Weimarer Dreiecks für die europäische Außenpolitik, Dialog Forum, 28 August.

Romanyshyn, I. (2021). EU Strategic Autonomy: Unpacking the 'essentially contested concept', Encompass-Europe, 5 July.

Romanyshyn, I. (2021). Breaking the law of opposite effects: Europe’s Strategic Autonomy and the revived Transatlantic Partnership, Security Policy Brief, No. 140.

Romanyshyn, I. (2021) The surprise return of the 'Weimar Triangle',, 7 January.

Petrov, P. and Romanyshyn, I. (2020) Capability development in Europe: how can the EU’s defence push benefit the transatlantic partnership?, Atlantisch Perspectief, No. 3.

Redei, L. and Romanyshyn, I. (2019) Non-Parliamentary Diplomacy: The European Parliament’s Diplomatic Mission to Ukraine, European Foreign Affairs Review, 24 (1): 61–79.

Romanyshyn, I. (2019) The EU in multilateral arms negotiations: shaping the process or outcome?, Journal of European Integration, 41 (5): 675-692.

Baltag, D. and Romanyshyn, I. (2017). The challenge of analysing the performance of the European Neighbourhood Policy, in T. Schumacher, A. Marchetti and T. Demmelhuber (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, London, Routledge, 39-49.

Romanyshyn, I. (2015). Explaining EU Effectiveness in Multilateral Institutions: The Case of the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations, Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (4): 875–892.

Weber, S. and Romanyshyn I. (2011). Breaking the Ice: the European Union and the Arctic, International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis, 66 (4): 849-860.


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