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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🔴 Escalation di tensioni a #Idlib🇸🇾

📻📻 Il nostro Presidente, l’Ambasciatore Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, è intervenuto in diretta a Nessun Luogo è Lontano – Radio 24 (dal min 15:30) per discutere gli ultimi avvenimenti, il ruolo della #Turchia🇹🇷 nella NATO e il #sostegno del Comitato Atlantico ad #ankara.
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🔴 Our Visiting Fellow and Emerging Challenges Analyst Stefano Marcuzzi sat down with one of the leading experts on #Libya🇱🇾, Jason #Pack, for an in-depth discussion over the latest #developments, root #causes and possible future #scenarios of the #libyan #conflict.

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Despite a strategic update, United States’ 🇺🇸 long-run #goals in #centralasia still remain the same: balancing influences from #China 🇨🇳 and #russia 🇷🇺 as well as ensuring #peace and #stability in #Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Read more about US strategy in the latest trend by our analyst Fabio #indeo ➡️
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🔴Escalation a #Idlib🇸🇾

Il nostro Presidente Amb. @minutorizzo è intervenuto in diretta a @NessunLuogo24 per discutere gli ultimi avvenimenti, il ruolo della #Turchia🇹🇷 nella @NATO e il #sostegno del Comitato Atlantico ad #Ankara.

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“A #Idlib, nord-ovest della #Siria, sono presenti diverse forze. C’è la #Turchia, ci sono diversi piccoli gruppi anti-#Assad, e c’è l’ #ISIS. Forse la sconfitta di #Daesh è stata annunciata troppo presto” dice Alessandro Minuto Rizzo presidente della @NatoFoundation


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The North Atlantic Council just met following a request by #Turkey to hold consultations under Art 4 on the situation in #Syria. Allies expressed their condolences for the death of 🇹🇷 soldiers & condemned the air strikes by the Syrian regime and #Russia.

Visit the blog to listen to J.Pack on escalation in #Libya for @NATOFoundation

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