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.

Rethinking EU Energy Policies Towards the Southern Mediterranean Region

Silvia Colombo, Nicolò Sartori
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, November 2014, 20 p.
In: IAI Working Papers

The Military, Egyptian Bag-snatchers

Silvia Colombo
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, November 2014, 8 p.
In: Insight Egypt

The Role of the GCC in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Silvia Colombo
in Senén Florensa and Josep Ferré (eds.), The European Union in a Transformed Mediterranean: Strategies and Policies, Barcelona, IEMed, September 2014, p. 52-53 (Euromed Survey of Experts and Actors 5)
In: Other papers/articles

L'ascesa islamista e la competizione regionale tra Arabia Saudita e Qatar

Silvia Colombo
in Afriche e Orienti, a. 16., n. 1-2 (2014), p. 47-63 = Partiti islamisti e relazioni internazionali in Nord Africa e Medio Oriente, a cura di Filippo Dionigi e Giorgio Musso, Serravalle, AIEP, 2014, ISBN 978-88-6086-113-9
In: Other papers/articles

Scegliere per contare. Rapporto

Ettore Greco,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, July 2014, 122 p.
In: Quaderni IAI

Scenari globali e rischi strategici nel corso del 2014

Valerio Briani,
Roma, Camera dei deputati, May 2014, 102 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

Business as Usual in EU Democracy Promotion Towards Morocco?

Silvia Colombo, Benedetta Voltolini
in L'Europe en Formation, an, 55, n° 371 (Spring 2014), p. 41-57
In: Other papers/articles

Scegliere per contare

Roberto Aliboni, Giovanni Andornino, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi [...]
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, April 2014, 17 p.
In: Documenti IAI

Bridging the Gulf

Silvia Colombo,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, March 2014, 357 p.
In: IAI Research Papers

The GCC Countries and the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo
in John Davis (ed.), The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw. Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy, Farnham and Burlington, Ashgate, 2013, p. 164-178
In: Other papers/articles