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.

A tale of several stories: EU-North Africa relations revisited

Silvia Colombo
in Great Insights, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Autumn 2018), p. 26-28
In: Other papers/articles

L'Italia al bivio. Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana, Edizione 2018

Ettore Greco,
Rome, Nuova Cultura, July 2018, 186 p.
In: Quaderni IAI

Political and Institutional Transition in North Africa. Egypt and Tunisia in Comparative Perspective

Silvia Colombo
London and New York, Routledge, 2018, x, 193 p. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government)
In: Other papers/articles

Fostering Inclusiveness: A New Roadmap for EU-Tunisia Relations and the Engagement with Civil Society

Silvia Colombo, Hamza Meddeb
in Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria (ed.), The EU-Tunisia Privileged Partnership - What Next?, Barcelona, European Institute of the Mediterranean, April 2018, p. 34-56 (IEMed/EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study ; 10)
In: Other papers/articles

I conflitti in Siria e Libia

Natalino Ronzitti, Elena Sciso,
Torino, Giappichelli, 2018, xvi, 299 p. (Collana del Centro di ricerca sulle organizzazioni internazionali ed europee ; 3)
In: Other papers/articles

Focus euroatlantico, 07

Riccardo Alcaro,
Roma, Senato, April 2018, 48 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

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

The EU and Islamist parties in Tunisia and Egypt after the Arab uprisings: A story of selective engagement

Benedetta Voltolini, Silvia Colombo
in Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2018), p. 83-102
In: Other papers/articles

Hybridization of Domestic Order-Making in the Contemporary MENA Region

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