Stefania Benaglia is Associate Researcher at CEPS. She was associate fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), where she contributed to projects and research on India, EU-India relations and South Asia. Previously she worked as European Commission representative to the Politico Military Group (PMG) of the Council of the European Union, and in the Political and Security Committee (PSC) team at the Secretariat General of the European Commission. Stefania also worked as Research Assistant at NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and at the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya (Israel). Her research focuses on EU-India relations, South Asia, EU foreign and security policy, security and defence. Stefania holds a MA in strategic studies from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.