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Silvia Colombo

Mediterranean and Middle East

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

Silvia Colombo is a researcher at the IAI. She is an expert on Middle Eastern politics and in this capacity she is working on transatlantic relations in the Mediterranean and politics in the Arab World. She completed a traineeship at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London where she focussed on Middle Eastern issues. She holds a Master's Degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She is now a PhD student in Political Science at Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) in Florence. She speaks Arabic fluently and travelled extensively in the Middle Eastern region.

Her publications include:
S. Colombo and Azzurra Meringolo, Egypt: Back to Square One?, Roma, IAI, 19 July 2013 (Iai Working Papers ; 1323) S. Colombo, The Future of Syria and the Regional Arms Race, Roma, IAI, 12 June 2013 (Iai Working Papers ; 1319) 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, Paola Caridi, and Jane Kinninmont, New Socio-political Actors in North Africa. A Transatlantic Perspective, Washington, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2012 (Mediterranean paper series) S. Colombo and Nathalie Tocci (eds), The Challenges of State Sustainability in the Mediterranean, Roma, Nuova Cultura, September 2011, 275 p. (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) S. Colombo, Morocco at the Crossroads: Seizing the Window of Opportunity for Sustainable Development, Brussels, MedPro - Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2011 (MedPro Technical papers ; 2)

updated 07/22/2013

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