ABOUT US


 

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.


 

PRESENTATION (PDF VERSION)

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#Pandemics are nothing new in human history, but, in an evermore interconnected world, their #impact on major flows shaping regional balances is #pervasive.

As Director #Politi points out, #COVID19 is indeed a "global stressor".

Read more in his latest NDCF #paper➡️ bit.ly/3bXdGoS
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On April 2, following the meeting of NATO’s Foreign Affairs Ministers, the #Alliance reiterated its #support to member states in the fight against #COVID19.

How the pandemic may reshape #NATO’s #priorities and which might be the #effects in the long-run?

Learn more in our Programme Manager Federica Lollo‘s latest trend➡️ bit.ly/3b2ab08
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#MondayBook 📖

Last Saturday, the 4th of April, marked NATO‘s 71st #anniversary.

This newly released volume (edited by Routledge) addresses the #Alliance‘s #adaptation to new #illiberal #Backlashes in specific regions of the world, in an effort to define what can explain policy #expansion or #Retrenchment over time ➡️ bit.ly/NATODemocraticRetrenchment
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In an evermore interconnected world, #pandemics #impact on major flows shaping regional balances is #pervasive.

As Director #Politi (@ozeanadler) points out, #COVID19 is indeed a “global #stressor”.

Read more in his latest NDCF #paper➡️ http://bit.ly/3bXdGoS

On April 2, following @NATO’s #ForMin meeting, the #Alliance reiterated its #support to member states in the fight against #COVID19.

How the #pandemic may reshape #NATO’s #priorities in the long-run?

Learn more in our PM @FedeLollo_Tweet latest trend ➡️http://bit.ly/3b2ab08

.@ozeanadler pointed out that many decision-makers are not accountable at home for spreading #disinformation, there is a lack of fact checking and celebrities also often contribute to the diffusion of disinfo. So, it is a mix of what our counterparts do & what we do to ourselves.

.@ozeanadler focuses on #disinformation campaigns from #NATO’s perspective, explaining that #Russia has had long tradition of disinformation, now it is just taking advantage of social media, “the #disinformation weapon of the poor.”

🟡 Director #Politi (@ozeanadler) is a speaker in @EGIC_ #webinar discussing #disinformation in the time of #COVID19.

Follow the event live on Zoom➡️https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rVMGjFPGQpCe6MIEDwLPDA

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