The NATO Defense College Foundation has a long tradition of tight relations with the countries of this area, aimed at promoting stability and developing co-operative security. It supports NATO significant transformation towards a fresh and substantial political vision in partnerships in the MENA, Levant and Gulf Regions.

During his mandate as NATO Deputy Secretary General (2001-2007), Ambassador Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, President of the NDCF, was tasked by the North Atlantic Council to launch possible partnerships with the Arabs of the Mediterranean, Gulf and Israel. He successfully put the basis for a consistent upgrading of the Mediterranean Dialogue and the establishment of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI). His book NATO and the Middle East. The Making of a partnership (by New Academia Publishing) came out in 2018, retracing – through a personal account – all the steps of this work.

As a result of his longstanding and passionate experience for the Arab region, the Foundation’s first high-level conference in 2011 was focused on NATO and the Arab Spring. Then, starting from 2016, the NDCF launched a series of conferences on Arab Geopolitics. Inspired by the ambition of creating a forum that would gather together experts, decision-makers, policy advisors and influencers from and related to the Arab World, these events – held in Rome on an annual basis – wish to promote the Atlantic culture and the spirit behind the Mediterranean partnerships in the Italian context.

 

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💠 At our #BalkanPerspectives2020 next Monday, we will have the honour to host COMKFOR, Maj. General #Risi in virtual connection from #Pristina.

He will be delivering a special intervention on the current operations and role of the NATO-led Kosovo Force – KFOR mission, a key factor of stability in #Kosovo🇽🇰 and the region.

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🔔 LAST CALL to register (in-person or virtually) to our #BalkanPerspectives2020! ➡️ bit.ly/2ET5dIu

For those in Rome, we will wait for you next Monday at ROMA EVENTI starting from 2PM. *The discussions will be also live-streamed!

INFO & PROGRAMME ➡️ bit.ly/Balkans20
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🟡 #ArabDispatch, 17th-24th September → bit.ly/Dispatch13

Take a look at our summary of this week’s most relevant news in the #MENA region, with the #arabinsight focussing on the #normalisation of relations between the Kingdom of #Bahrain🇧🇭 and #Israel🇮🇱 in the eyes of #arab media.
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At #BalkanPerspectives2020 next Monday, we will have the honour to host COMKFOR Maj. General #Risi in virtual connection from #Pristina.

Below a brief overview of @NATO_KFOR Mission through some key figures ⤵️

@NATOpress @NATOBrazeB @NdSNATO @JFC_Naples @ItalyatNATO #NATO2030

🔔 LAST CALL to register (in-person or virtually) to our #BalkanPerspectives2020! ➡️ http://bit.ly/2ET5dIu

For those in Rome, we will wait for you next Monday at ROMA EVENTI starting from 2PM.
*The event will be also live-streamed!

INFO & PROGRAMME ➡️ http://bit.ly/Balkans20

🟡 #ArabDispatch, 17th-24th Sept →http://bit.ly/Dispatch13

Take a look at our summary of this week’s relevant news in the #MENA region, with the #ArabInsight focussing on the #normalisation of relations between the Kingdom of #Bahrain🇧🇭 & #Israel🇮🇱 in the eyes of #Arab media.

💠 -4 days to #BalkanPerspectives2020!

Remzi #Lani, Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute, will provide insights on the links between #media, #narratives & political change in the Balkan region

Follow the conference in person or virtually!
➡️http://bit.ly/2ET5dIu

Sulle pagine di @MilanoFinanza, il nostro Presidente, l’Amb. @minutorizzo, ha analizzato il patto di Abramo tra #Israele e Paesi arabi delineando il quadro complessivo e le possibili conseguenze in #MedioOriente ⤵️⤵️

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