Roberto Colombo

Roberto Colombo

Roberto Colombo (Italy) – specialises in Strategic Studies. Before joining the IMSISS programme, Roberto successfully completed an undergraduate degree in “International Studies and European Institutions” at the University of Milan. As an integral part of his degree, he studied for a semester at Charles University in Prague specialising in US History and Foreign Policy. His research is focused on counterinsurgency (COIN) operations with a particular emphasis on the American-led operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Russian COIN experience in the North Caucasus region. His other areas of interest include counterterrorism and counterproliferation studies.

The Dormant Stage of the Chechen Insurgency and The Challenges It Poses to the Pro-Russian Chechen Regime
“Following the end of the Russian military operations in 2008, Chechnya has experienced a period of economic recession and consistent
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Choosing the Right Strategy: (Counter)Insurgency and (Counter)Terrorism as Competing Paradigms
“Distinguishing between terrorism and insurgency is becoming increasingly challenging for policy-makers and military planners. Terrorist organisations cannot be disrupted through
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Strategic Turnaround? Russia’s Support to the Afghan Taliban and its Strategic Implications
“We know that the Russians are involved, stated U.S. Army General John Nicholson during an interview with the BBC, publicly
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