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.

Italy and Saudi Arabia

Silvia Colombo,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, September 2013, 135 p.
In: IAI Research Papers

Multilateralism in the 21st Century

Caroline Bouchard, John Peterson, Nathalie Tocci,
London and New York, Routledge, August 2013, xlv, 307 p.
In: Books

Egypt: Back to Square One?

Silvia Colombo, Azzurra Meringolo
Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, 2013, 12 p.
In: IAI Working Papers

Regional Dynamics in the Mediterranean

Silvia Colombo,
Washington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2013, vii, 52 p.
In: Mediterranean Papers

The Future of Syria and the Regional Arms Race

Silvia Colombo
Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, 2013, 8 p.
In: IAI Working Papers

Need to Rethink the EU-GCC Strategic Relation

Silvia Colombo, Camilla Committeri
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, 2013, 26 p.
In: Sharaka Papers

Un paese di minoranze

Silvia Colombo
in Stefano Rizzo (a cura di), Le rivoluzioni della dignità. 18 mesi di proteste, di repressione e di rivoluzioni che hanno cambiato il mondo arabo, Roma, Ediesse, novembre 2012, p. 161-176 (Saggi), ISBN 978-88-230-1712-2
In: Other papers/articles

The GCC in the Mediterranean in Light of the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo,
Washington, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2012, 36 p.
In: Mediterranean Papers

The GCC and the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo
p. 110-126
In: The International Spectator

Islamisti al potere tra pluralismo e pragmatismo

Silvia Colombo
in Stefano Rizzo (a cura di), Le rivoluzioni della dignità. 18 mesi di proteste, di repressione e di rivoluzioni che hanno cambiato il mondo arabo, Roma, Ediesse, novembre 2012, p. 161-176 (Saggi), ISBN 978-88-230-1712-2
In: Other papers/articles