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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#COVID19 was a #global #stressor that further revealed the weaknesses of an #untenable global #system.

Sorting through economic & social #data & #prospects, Director #Politi @ozeanadler depicts the features of an advisable #flexible #globalisation model➡️ http://bit.ly/OrderPAPER

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The dangerous #escalation in #Libya is increasing #instability in #NorthAfrica, spreading turbulences in the whole #region.

@profazio explains why #Tunisia’s #neutrality in the #Libyan #conflict did not spare the country from #political tensions at home➡️ http://bit.ly/TunisiaNA

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In this insightful analysis of the #ArabSpring #uprisings, M. & D. Ottaway outlines the separate trajectories of the #Levant, the #Gulf, #Egypt & the #Maghreb ➡️ http://bit.ly/FourWorlds

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