IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali
IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali
Home About us Research Publications Library Conferences Italiano
Search      Map      Print


Silvia Colombo
Senior fellow

Mediterranean and Middle East

Euro-Mediterranean relations, transatlantic relations in the Mediterranean, political evolution of North Africa and the Middle East

Silvia Colombo is senior fellow at IAI. She is an expert on Middle Eastern politics and in this capacity she is working on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, transatlantic relations in the Mediterranean and domestic and regional politics in the Arab World. Among her research interests there are also the relations between the European Union and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). She completed a traineeship at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London where she worked mainly on Syria and Iraq. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Florence Branch) and a Master's Degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She speaks Arabic fluently and has travelled extensively in the Middle Eastern region.

Her publications include:
S. Colombo (ed.), Bridging the Gulf: EU-GCC Relations at a Crossroads, Roma, Nuova Cultura, March 2014 (IAI Research Paper 14) S. Colombo (ed.), Italy and Saudi Arabia Confronting the Challenges of the XXI Century, Roma, Nuova Cultura, September 2013 (IAI Research Paper 10) S. Colombo and Azzurra Meringolo, "Egypt: Back to Square One?", in IAI Working Papers, No. 13|23 (July 2013) S. Colombo, "The Future of Syria and the Regional Arms Race", in IAI Working Papers, No. 13|19 (June 2013) S. Colombo, "The GCC and the Arab Spring: A Tale of Double Standards", in The International Spectator, Vol. 47, No. 4 (December 2012), p. 110-126 S. Colombo and Nathalie Tocci (eds.), The Challenges of State Sustainability in the Mediterranean, Roma, Nuova Cultura, September 2011 (IAI Research Paper 3) S. Colombo, Syria and Lebanon: Diverging paths of state unsustainability, Brussels, MedPro - Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2011 (MedPro Technical papers 6) Karim Mezran, S. Colombo, Saskia van Genugten (a cura di), L'Africa mediterranea. Storia e futuro, Roma, Donzelli, 2011 (Interventi)

updated 07/01/2015

The Institute




How to get to the IAI