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Dr Clara Portela is currently a Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS, having previously served as a full-time faculty member in Political Science at the University of Valencia (Spain) and Singapore Management University (Singapore). Her research focuses on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as on multilateral sanctions policies. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and an MA from the Free University of Berlin, and she is the recipient of the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration. Clara Portela has been a Visiting Professor at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, the College of Europe, and the University of Innsbruck, and has held visiting positions with the University of London’s Human Rights Consortium (UK), Carleton University (Canada), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (France), and Monash University (Australia).
24September 2015With contributions from Sara Bazoobandi, Thomas Biersteker, Richard Connolly, Francesco Giumelli, Clara Portela, Stanislav Secrieru, Peter Seeberg, Peter A.G. van Bergeijk
This Report, the outcome of an EUISS Task Force on sanctions, offers valuable insight into a practice that is now part and parcel of the Union's ‘security’ policy toolbox. It aims to shed more light on an EU policy area that is still under-researched at a time when sanctions are becoming more important in terms of their number, scale and political salience.
This Brief provides an overview of EU sanctions practices. Considering the combined and interactive effects of co-existing sanctions regimes, it also examines the implications of sanctions measures, often closely interlinked with UN practice, for the EU as a multilateral actor.