Silvia Colombo

Position: 
Head of the Mediterranean & Middle East Programme
Expertise: 
GCC
Gulf countries
Middle East
Mediterranean
North Africa
EU external relations

Silvia Colombo is Head of the Mediterranean & Middle East Programme 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.

The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region

Silvia Colombo, Andrea Dessì, Vassilis Ntousas,
Brussels, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Rome, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), December 2017, 204 p.
In: Books

Hybridization of Domestic Order-Making in the Contemporary MENA Region

Rasmus Alenius Boserup, Silvia Colombo
Roma, IAI, December 2017, 23 p.
In: MENARA Papers

EU-GCC Relations and the Risk of Irrelevance

Silvia Colombo
in Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 2017), p. 61-69
In: Other papers/articles

Religion and Politics

Hamza Meddeb,
Roma, IAI, December 2017, 38 p.
In: MENARA Papers

The European Neighbourhood Policy promotion of civil society

Silvia Colombo
(with Natalia Shapovalova) in Tobias Schumacher, Andreas Marchetti and Thomas Demmelhuber (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, p. 494-506
In: Other papers/articles

Foreign Relations of the GCC Countries

Eman Ragab, Silvia Colombo,
London and New York, Routledge, November 2017 (c2018), ix, 134 p.
In: Books

Global Identities: Embedding the Middle East and North Africa Region in the Wider World

Katerina Dalacoura, Silvia Colombo, Gülşah Dark
Roma, IAI, September 2017, 24 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Vol. 52, No. 2, June 2017

Silvia Colombo, Eman Ragab,
In: The International Spectator

Editorial Note: Foreign Relations of the GCC Countries amid Shifting Global and Regional Dynamics

Silvia Colombo, Eman Ragab
p. 1-13
In: The International Spectator

Foreign Policy Activism in Saudi Arabia and Oman

Silvia Colombo
p. 54-70
In: The International Spectator