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.

The Bearded Elites and the Sad State of Egyptian State Institutions

Silvia Colombo
Washington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2012, 4 p.
In: Op-Med

Syria: Neither Spring, nor Peace

Silvia Colombo
in Timo Behr and Patrycja Sasnal (eds), Still Awake: The Beginnings of Arab Democratic Change, Warsaw, Polish Institute of International Affairs, August 2012, p. 30-36, ISBN 978-83-62453-41-2
In: Other papers/articles

Unpacking the GCC's response to the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo
Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, July 2012, 4 p.
In: Sharaka Papers

La politica estera dell'Italia 2012

Alessandro Colombo, Ettore Greco,
Bologna, Il Mulino, July 2012, 226 p.
In: La politica estera dell'Italia

EU Democracy Promotion and Electoral Politics Between Milieu Goals and Possession Goals

Silvia Colombo, Benedetta Voltolini
in Birte Wassenberg and Giovanni Faleg (eds), Europe and the Middle East. The Hour of the EU?, Brussels [etc], P.I.E. Peter Lang, March 2012, p. 65-79
In: Other papers/articles

The GCC Countries and the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo
Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, 2012, 15 p.
In: IAI Working Papers

2012: un'analisi dei rischi strategici

Riccardo Alcaro,
Roma, Camera dei deputati, February 2012, 102 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

Re-thinking Western Policies in Light of the Arab Uprisings

Riccardo Alcaro, Miguel Haubrich-Seco,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, February 2012, 163 p.
In: IAI Research Papers

New Socio-Political Actors in North Africa

Silvia Colombo,
Washington, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2012, vi, 32 p.
In: Mediterranean Papers

The European Union and Multilateralism in the Mediterranean

Silvia Colombo, Nur Abdelkhaliq
Edinburgh, MICROCON - University of Edinburgh, January 2012, 42 p. (MERCURY E-paper ; 18)
In: Other papers/articles