Silvia Colombo

Position: 
Head of the Italy's foreign policy Programme
Expertise: 
GCC
Gulf countries
Middle East
Mediterranean
North Africa
EU external relations

Silvia Colombo is Head of the Italy's foreign policy Programme at IAI and Senior Fellow in the Mediterranean and Middle East programme. 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.

Focus euroatlantico, n. 11 (gennaio-marzo 2019)

Riccardo Alcaro,
Rome, Senate, April 2019, 45 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

The Art of the (Im)Possible

Silvia Colombo, Marc Otte, Eduard Soler i Lecha [...]
Rome, IAI, April 2019, 16 p.
In: MENARA Papers

A Half-Empty Glass: Limits and Dilemmas of the EU's Relations to the MENA Countries

Silvia Colombo, Eduard Soler i Lecha, Marc Otte
Rome, IAI, March 2019, 30 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Imagining Future(s) for the Middle East and North Africa

Edgar Göll, Silvia Colombo, Eduard Soler i Lecha
Rome, IAI, March 2019, 53 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Re-conceptualising EU-North Africa Relations: 'Outside-In' and 'Inside-Out' Dynamics

Silvia Colombo
in Serena Giusti and Irina Mirkina (eds), The EU in a Trans-European Space. External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 177-196
In: Other papers/articles

Italy in the Mediterranean. Priorities and Perspectives of a EU Middle Power

Silvia Colombo, Anja Palm
Brussels/Rome, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Fondazione EYU, 2019, 35 p.
In: Other papers/articles

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