Silvia Colombo

Head of the Italy's foreign policy Programme
Gulf countries
Middle East
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.

The Future of Natural Gas

Silvia Colombo, Mohamed El Harrak, Nicolò Sartori,
Hof van Twente, Lenthe/European Energy Review, May 2016, 238 p.
In: Books

Slouching Toward Ankara: The EU-Turkey Migration Deal

Silvia Colombo
in Global Memos, 29 April 2016
In: Other papers/articles

The OSCE's Contribution to Energy Governance in the Mediterranean Region

Silvia Colombo, Nicolò Sartori,
Roma, IAI, April 2016, 81 p.
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The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood

Silvia Colombo, Daniela Huber
Barcelona, European Institute of the Mediterranean, March 2016, 44 p. (IEMed/EuroMeSCo Papers ; 27)
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Youth Activism in the South and East Mediterranean Countries since the Arab Uprisings

Silvia Colombo,
Barcelona, European Institute of the Mediterranean, February 2016, 74 p. (EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study ; 2)
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La sicurezza nel Mediterraneo e l'Italia

Alessandro Marrone, Michele Nones,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, November 2015, 162 p.
In: Quaderni IAI

Building on the Past, Facing the Future

Gianni Bonvicini, Stefano Silvestri,
Roma, IAI, November 2015, 36 p.
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La crisi libica nel contesto regionale

Silvia Colombo
in Italianieuropei, a. 15., n. 5/2015, p. 129-134
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La crisi libica e il ruolo dell'Europa

Silvia Colombo
Roma, IAI, July 2015, 14 p.
In: Documenti IAI

The Gulf and the EU

Silvia Colombo
in Sieglinde Gstöhl and Erwan Lannon (eds.), The Neighbours of the European Union's Neighbours. Diplomatic and Geopolitical Dimensions beyond the European Neighbourhood Policy, Farnham and Burlington, Ashgate, 2014, p. 123-144, ISBN 978-1-4724-1777-0
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