The NATO Defense College Foundation, the only existing think-tank bearing the name of the Alliance, was established in Rome in 2011. It grew out from a common intuition of the President Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo and the NATO Defense College top decision makers who understood the value of a non- profit NGO that could work beyond usual and institutional outreach, training, communication and scientific research activities.

While the tradition of stability and well-being is embodied by the principles of the Washington charter, the triple upheavals of the fall of the Soviet Union, the global economic crisis and the Arab Revolutions required a more focused, agile and innovative approach.

Therefore the NDCF strives at considering relevant issues not just in a descriptive or prescriptive way, but by catching the sense of events and the essential vectors of future developments. In a word: Charting ahead.

The principles stated in the preamble to the Washington Treaty of 1949 are our heritage.

Our mission is to promote the culture of stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area and in NATO partner nations.

Our aim is to meet the highest standards in contributing to public debate and future deliberations on strategic, security and geopolitical issues.

We foster dialogue through education, research and outreach to the challenges that we are confronting.

The Foundation is a unique combination of scientific freedom, private agility and institutional linkage. It builds upon the top level connections and operational experience in Trans-Atlantic outreach towards Middle East, Eastern Europe, Southern Mediterranean and West Asia.

Our scientific research consists of several activities: Strategic Trends, Food for thought, International conference, High-level seminar, advisory panels.

The aim of our activities is to empower for the future and to enable change, not to repeat mantras.

We deal with diversity and complexity in the globalised world. As a result, our work tries to understand and shape the Cooperative Multidimensional Security, as well as developing an insightful security conversation.


โ€ผ๏ธOur next conference Confronting Criminal/Terrorist Threats will be held on ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต at the Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio โ€ผ๏ธ

Find below the topic of Session 2.

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INFO&PROGRAMMEโžก๏ธ bit.ly/34jeUai

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#MondayBook ๐Ÿ“–

The link between #Terrorism and Princeton University Press is ever stronger but not always deepened enough.

In Dark Commerce (by Princeton University Press), Louise #shelley examines how new #technology, communications, and #globalisation fuel the exponential #growth of dangerous forms of #Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)conomy.

She also explores illicit trade in tangible goods,
contrasting it with the damaging trade of intangible commodities in #cyberspace.

๐Ÿ“ Louise Shelley will be speaking about this topic at our conference Confronting Criminal/Terrorist Threats!
๐——๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โžก๏ธ bit.ly/36MSekP

To know more about the bookโžก๏ธ bit.ly/2CRY2f9

Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
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๐Ÿ”ด What happened this week in the #MENA region?

๐Ÿ—ž Find out in our latest #ArabDispatch โ–ถ๏ธbit.ly/32RnoUW

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Louise Shelley (with Leah F. Mayer) presented a plenary address on "Human Trafficking Network Investigations: The Role of Open Source Intelligence and Large-Scale Data Analytics in Investigating Organized Crime" at the International Criminology Conference.


โ€ผ๏ธ Our conference ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น/๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ will be on December 9, in #Campidoglio (Municipality of #Rome) โ€ผ๏ธ

Find Session 2 below.



The link between #terrorism and #illicittrade is ever stronger, but not always deepened enough.

This book by @ShelleyTraCCC examines how new #technologies and #globalisation fuel the #growth of #illegal economies and #criminal #networks.

Technical agreement on Peace and Security between NATO and African Union has been signed on 4th November. A collaboration that gets stronger and stronger. Check out this video. #NATO

30 years ago, desire for freedom and dignity brought young people in Slovakia to the streets. This non-violent protests in Bratislava and Prague triggered the #VelvetRevolution. Today, it is our obligation to carry their message and be the guardians of freedom and democracy.

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