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 the end of its accession process, this year the Republic of North Macedonia🇲🇰 will officially join NATO, becoming the 30th #member of the #Alliance.

🔍 Check out Matteo #Tacconi‘s latest #trend on the topic but also on the country’s path towards #Eu integration ➡️ bit.ly/35A5Miq
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The diffusion of modern #technology empowers people and hides #threats at the same time.

This book by Audrey Kurth #cronin addresses the two sides of the same coin: #innovation is unstoppable but #Countermeasures are necessary to prevent its misuse by #terrorist groups (Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press).

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Secretary General @jensstoltenberg welcomed the arrival of the 1st @NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance drones at a ceremony in Sigonella 🇮🇹

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Proud to see #NATO’s first ground surveillance drones arrived in Sicily 🇮🇹 Our unarmed drones will provide essential intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance to NATO & all 29 Allies.

A fragile ceasefire, #Haftar’s new show in #Moscow and the high expectations ahead of the #BerlinConference this Sunday in my interview on #Libya with @radiopopmilano early this morning. Many thanks to @ale75braga and @BiancaSenatore1. @NATOFoundation
https://www.radiopopolare.it/podcast/fino-alle-otto-di-ven-17-01-terza-parte/

#StrategicBalkans

At the end of its accession process, this year the Republic of North Macedonia🇲🇰 will officially join @NATO as its 30th member.

🔍Check out @mat_tacconi latest #trend on the topic but also on the country’s path towards #EU integration➡️http://bit.ly/35A5Miq

Secretary General @jensstoltenberg discusses regional security with @KingAbdullahII of #Jordan 🇯🇴. SG stressed that Jordan is one of #NATO’s closest global partners & that the Alliance and Jordan are united in their work to counter international terrorism. http://bit.ly/2th0wCu

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