The NATO Defense College Foundation 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 work in order to understand and shape the Cooperative Multidimensional Security

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 where as developing an insightful security conversation.


In occasione della nostra conferenza "Afghanistan and Central Asia: Looming priorities and regional un-balances", tenutasi lo scorso 4 ottobre, l'Ambasciatore Shukria Barakzai è stata intervistata da Ettore Guastalla per Rainews.it sulla condizione femminile in #Afghanistan e sul ruolo che le donne devono e dovranno rivestire nel futuro del Paese.

Il servizio completo è disponibile al link ➡️ bit.ly/2yZJwjD
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"Contemporary Debates on #Terrorism" (a Routledge Politics, IR and Strategic Studies publication) by Richard Jackson and Daniela Pisoiu provides readers with an overview of the concept of terrorism, its root causes and recent debates in terrorism studies. Some of the topics discussed include the rise of #ISIL, #Cyberterrorism and the role of religious #extremism.

The book is available at the NATO Defense College Library.
To visit the Library, external visitors are kindly invited to fill in the request form and return it to the Library by e-mail to library@ndc.nato.int.

For any other information on the LKC please, visit this link:

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L'ultima lezione di oggi della Autumn School #Terrorismo dopo #Raqqa è tenuta da @Marco Cochi, giornalista esperto di Africa per Nigrizia.

Il suo intervento su #alQaeda in Africa.
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In occasione della nostra conferenza su #Afghanistan e #AsiaCentrale, l'Ambasciatore @ShukryaBarakzai è stata intervistata da @EttoreGuastalla per @RaiNews sulla condizione femminile in #Afghanistan.

Qui il servizio completo ➡️ https://t.co/Xg0DiFBaYo


"Contemporary Debates on #Terrorism" by R. Jackson and D. Pisoiu offers an in-depth analysis of terrorism, its root causes and recent debates in terrorism studies. (@Rout_PoliticsIR)

To learn more, find this book at the @NATO_DefCollege Library.


‼️Our conference "Targeting the de-materialised "Caliphate" - Extremism, radicalisation and illegal trafficking" will take place in #Rome on December 6, 2018‼️

To know more about the event, please click ➡️ https://t.co/cFDK9abXHk

And register here ➡️ https://t.co/jshkrDGV91 !

Alcune considerazioni sugli effetti delle sanzioni nel contrasto all'#Iran e agli #Hezbollah https://t.co/1ja1JXxau3 @SIOItweet @LumsaNews @UniLUMSA @NATOFoundation @ilgiornale

Autumn School #Terrorismo dopo #Raqqa, @afrofocus interviene parlando di #alQaeda in Africa

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