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 Tunisian Revolution

Rym Ayadi, Silvia Colombo, Maria Cristina Paciello [...]
Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, January 2011, 5 p.
In: IAI Working Papers

Maritime Commerce and Security in the Mediterranean and Adjacent Waters

Emiliano Alessandri, Silvia Colombo
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, December 2010, 13 p.
In: Documenti IAI

The Southern Mediterranean

Silvia Colombo
Brussels, MedPro and Centre for European Policy Studies, November 2010, 26 p. (MEDPRO Technical Paper ; 1)
In: Other papers/articles

A New Transatlantic Perspective on the Mediterranean

Silvia Colombo
p. 148-150
In: The International Spectator

Bilancio e prospettive della cooperazione euro-mediterranea

Roberto Aliboni, Silvia Colombo,
Roma, Camera, June 2010, 54 p.
In: Reports for Parliament

The EU, Civil Society and Conflict Transformation in Western Sahara

Hakim Darbouche, Silvia Colombo
Brighton, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, June 2010, 30 p. (MICROCON Policy Working Paper ; 13)
In: Other papers/articles

La politica estera dell'Italia 2010

Gianni Bonvicini, Alessandro Colombo,
Bologna, Il Mulino, April 2010, 234 p.
In: La politica estera dell'Italia

The Mediterranean Energy Scene: What Now? What Next?

Silvia Colombo, Ian O. Lesser
Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, April 2010, 12 p.
In: Documenti IAI

Hamas at a Crossroads

Silvia Colombo
p. 150-151
In: The International Spectator