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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10 years ago today, following the #DayOfRage and the eruption of uprisings against #Gaddafi‘s "Jamahiriyah", the National Transitional Council (#NTC) of #Libya was created ⤵️ See MoreSee Less
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#DigiSecLast week, #NorthMacedonia‘s Minister of Defense #Shekerinska and NATO’s ASG #vanWeel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve #cyberdefense cooperation and increase the Balkan country’s #resilience to #cyberthreats.Find below the main goals of the agreement, and read the full news on #NATO website ➡️bit.ly/MOU_cyber See MoreSee Less
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🟡 Browse through our latest #ArabDispatch➡️bit.ly/Dispatch_8Don’t miss our weekly compilation of news and articles on #northafrica, #Levant and the #gulf, coupled with an #insight on how #arab media report #Biden administration’s different approach towards #saudiarabia. See MoreSee Less
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Dal raid Usa all’architettura regionale.

Conversazione di @de_f_t con @MatteoBressan81 sul Medio Oriente e sul multilateralismo oltre il #JCPOA

🔗 https://formiche.net/2021/02/dal-raid-usa-allarchitettura-regionale-analisi-sul-medio-oriente-con-bressan/

10 years ago today, following the #DayOfRage and the eruption of uprisings against #Gaddafi’s “Jamahiriyah”, the National Transitional Council (#NTC) of #Libya was created ⤵️

#DigiSec

Last week, @Defence_MKD @Sekerinska & @NATO ASG @davidvanweel signed a MOU to improve #cyberdefense cooperation and increase the Balkan country’s #resilience to #cyberthreats.

Find below the main goals of the agreement, & read the full news ➡️http://bit.ly/MOU_cyber

🟡 Browse through our latest #ArabDispatch ➡️http://bit.ly/Dispatch_8

Don’t miss our weekly compilation of news and articles on #NorthAfrica, #Levant and the #Gulf, coupled with an #Insight on how #Arab media report #Biden administration’s different approach towards #SaudiArabia.

La nomina di #Draghi a Presidente del Consiglio rappresenta un recupero completo dei legami tra #Italia e #USA, ma quali saranno le linee direttrici nel futuro di questo rapporto?

Ne parla il nostro Presidente @minutorizzo sulle pagine di @MilanoFinanza ➡️http://bit.ly/MF_Draghi

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