Dr. Clara Portela is currently a Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS in Paris (France), having previously served as a faculty member in Political Science at the University of Valencia (Spain) and Singapore Management University (Singapore). Her research focuses on arms control and multilateral sanctions policies. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and an MA from the Free University of Berlin. Her work received the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration. Clara Portela has been a Visiting Professor at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, College of Europe, University of Innsbruck, Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble and the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA).