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.

 


 

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In his latest Food for Thought, Giorgio #cella reflects on the future of #security in the #caucasus, taking stock of: the #NagornoKarabakh conflict, the competitive Russo-Turkish #geopolitical #cooperation, and the consequences on #NATO and on the broader European #security landscape ➡️bit.ly/FFT_Cella See MoreSee Less
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#DigiSecOver the last few years, #cyberattacks and #databreaches have sharply increased in numbers and complexity, posing serious #threats to the #security of different sectors, including #government and #military #institutions.Discover more through the case of the recent #Orion #breach, one of the biggest #hack of the US government to date, in this article published by The Guardian ➡️bit.ly/Guardian_SolarWinds See MoreSee Less
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🟡 Don’t miss our latest #ArabDispatch → bit.ly/Dispatch_3How did Arab #media and public figures react to #JoeBiden‘s #election? Find it out in this week’s #insight, along with news on #tunisia‘s #protests, the #cntcom, and the US security relations with the #uae and #bahrain. See MoreSee Less
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In his latest Food for Thought, G. #Cella reflects on the future of #security in the #Caucasus, taking stock of the #NagornoKarabakh conflict, the competitive Russo-Turkish #geopolitical #cooperation, & the effects on #NATO & European #security landscape ➡️http://bit.ly/FFT_Cella

NEW @jensstoltenberg: I welcome @POTUS Biden’s intention to seek #NewSTART 5-year extension. We shouldn’t end up in a situation where we have no limitation whatsoever on nuclear warheads. #NATO Allies have made clear New START treaty is of great importance.

#DigiSec

Over the last years, #cyberattacks have sharply increased in numbers & complexity, posing serious security #threats to #governments & the #military.

Read more on the recent #Orion #breach, one of the biggest #hack of the US government to date ➡️http://bit.ly/Guardian_SolarWinds

🟡 Don’t miss our latest #ArabDispatch →http://bit.ly/Dispatch_3

How did Arab #media & public figures react to #JoeBiden’s #election? Find it out in this week’s #Insight, along with news on #Tunisia’s #protests, the #CNTCOM, and the US security relations with the #UAE & #Bahrain

❝ I congratulate @POTUS on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States and @VP as the Vice President ❞

@jensstoltenberg

#Inauguration #WeAreNATO

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