Silvia Colombo

Position: 
Senior fellow
Expertise: 
GCC
Gulf countries
Middle East
Mediterranean
North Africa
EU external relations

Silvia Colombo is Senior Fellow in the Mediterranean and 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.

Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa

Silvia Colombo, Eduard Soler i Lecha,
Barcelona, European Institute of the Mediterranean, September 2020, 101 p. (EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study ; 17)
In: Other papers/articles

Il Libano alla prova dei fatti

Marina Calculli, Silvia Colombo
Rome, Chamber of Deputies, July 2020, 17 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

Gli italiani e la politica estera 2020

Laboratorio Analisi Politiche e Sociali (LAPS), Gianluca Piccolino, Davide Angelucci [...]
Rome, IAI, June 2020, 44 p.
In: Other papers/articles

Emergenza coronavirus e politica estera

Laboratorio Analisi Politiche e Sociali (LAPS), Davide Angelucci, Gianluca Piccolino [...]
Rome, IAI, May 2020, 23 p.
In: Other papers/articles

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