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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In his latest Food for Thought, G. #Cella reflects on the future of #security in the #Caucasus, taking stock of the #NagornoKarabakh conflict, the competitive Russo-Turkish #geopolitical #cooperation, & the effects on #NATO & European #security landscape ➡️http://bit.ly/FFT_Cella

NEW @jensstoltenberg: I welcome @POTUS Biden’s intention to seek #NewSTART 5-year extension. We shouldn’t end up in a situation where we have no limitation whatsoever on nuclear warheads. #NATO Allies have made clear New START treaty is of great importance.

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Over the last years, #cyberattacks have sharply increased in numbers & complexity, posing serious security #threats to #governments & the #military.

Read more on the recent #Orion #breach, one of the biggest #hack of the US government to date ➡️http://bit.ly/Guardian_SolarWinds

🟡 Don’t miss our latest #ArabDispatch →http://bit.ly/Dispatch_3

How did Arab #media & public figures react to #JoeBiden’s #election? Find it out in this week’s #Insight, along with news on #Tunisia’s #protests, the #CNTCOM, and the US security relations with the #UAE & #Bahrain

❝ I congratulate @POTUS on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States and @VP as the Vice President ❞

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