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NATO Summit Publication

Tra la vasta gamma di attività di comunicazione, un impegno tradizionale è la pubblicazione ufficiale ATA che accompagna e evidenzia l'agenda dei Summit della NATO. L'edizione 2018 assume una rilevanza particolare in quanto il vertice di Bruxelles rappresenta un'altra pietra miliare nel continuo adattamento della NATO all'evolversi dello scenario di sicurezza.




FilmFestival Guerre & Pace

La sedicesima edizione del Guerre & Pace FilmFest avrà luogo dal 23 al 29 luglio presso il suggestivo Forte Sangallo di Nettuno (Rm). Film, documentari e presentazioni di libri sul tema “Dentro la guerra". Organizzato da Associazione SeVen, in collaborazione con Comitato Atlantico Italiano e con il supporto della NATO Public Diplomacy Division.




































ATA: Italy confirmed at the presidency till 2020

Fabrizio W. Luciolli has been re-elected President of the Atlantic Traty Association (ATA) on occasion of the General Assembly held in Brussels on December 3-4, 2017. "The renewal of the Italian presidency of the Atlantic Treaty Association (Ata) for the years 2018-2020 represents an important acknowledgement of the Italy's role in NATO and of the action conducted during the past years by the Italian presidency of ATA and by the Italian Atlantic Committee", declared President Luciolli. Dr. Karl A. Lamers, MdB (Germania), Mr. Magnus Nordenman (USA), Amb. Elena Poptodorova (Bulgaria) has also been elected vice presidents together with Dr. Vladan Zivulovic (Serbia), representing PfP countries.


The Future of Atlanticism

Simone Zuccarelli
Coordinator YATA - Italy

The Future of Atlanticism in Italy constituted the subject of a two-days meeting that took place on November 24-25 at the Council Hall of the Municipality Palace of Velletri . The meeting gathered the leading bodies of the Italian Atlantic Committee, the Members of the Committees, President and Delegates of the local affiliated organizations and representatives of the political, military, diplomatic, academic, economic and media sectors. Such a meeting is named Italian Atlantic Council and is called on special occasions in order to define the policies for a more effective role of Italy into NATO.



Among its international activities, the Italian Atlantic Committee promotes numerous dialogue and cooperation programs with NATO member states and partners in the Partnership for Peace program, the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. A particular attention is devoted to the Balkans, the Mediterranean and Middle East region as well as the Transatlantic relations. Educational and cooperation programs  are also carried out with countries that do not belong to the NATO partnership initiatives.

NATO ARW Human Factors in the Defense Against Terrorism: The Case of Jordan



The Italian Atlantic Committee organizes training and educational activities on Atlantic and security themes aimed at civilian and military personnel. It also promotes conferences and debates in academic and educational institutions. Training and educational activities are promoted also in the international field. The Italian Atlantic Committee pays a special attention to the youth education through the organization of seminars, courses and practical activitites in Italy and abroad, intended to raise awareness among the new generations about foreign affairs, international economy, security and defense issues.


NATO esce rafforzata dal vertice di Bruxelles

Fabrizio W. Luciolli
President, Italian Atlantic Committee and Atlantic Treaty Association
NATO Summit Brussels 2018- Address at the Security Conference

Contrariamente a talune previsioni della vigilia, le conclusioni del vertice sono andate oltre le più ottimistiche previsioni. L’impulso impresso dal presidente Trump al dibattito per una più equa ripartizione degli oneri a livello transatlantico ha decisamente contribuito ad accrescere l’impegno degli alleati europei, trasformando una semplice volontà di destinare il 2% del Pil alle spese per la difesa in un vero impegno sottoposto a verifiche annuali.La “Unity and Resolve” che scaturisce dalla Dichiarazione finale proietta la Nato verso il traguardo dei 70 anni con ruolo e capacità rafforzate.

Transatlantic Relations Today

Amb. Gabriele Checchia
President of the Strategic Committee

The transatlantic relations, although still solid, appear today less for granted and based on praxis and certainties. Instead of a post-American Europe, it is advisable a growing cooperation between NATO and the EU, in continuity with the "spirit" and substance of the last Joint Declaration adopted on occasion of the Warsaw Summit of July 2016 and the consequent progress made on several programs.

The US National Security Strategy

Magnus Nordenman
Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association

The National Security Strategy released by the Trump administration indicates the beginning of a new proactive commitment of the United States in the world. It's not an isolationist strategy. On the contrary, it is a document strongly voted to an international perspective, with several elements of continuity. Although characterized by a lower focus on multilateralism there is a positive approach towards NATO.


Cyber Security in the US National Security Strategy

Dr. Stefano Mele
President, Cyber Security Commission

The new US National Security Strategy bases its foundations on four strategic pillars: protecting US citizens, territories and lifestyle; increase prosperity; safeguard peace through force; increase American influence. For each of these strategic pillars, the role of the Internet and information technology often represents an important element both in terms of defense, and contrast and reaction.


The Italian Cyber Security Strategy

Dr. Stefano Mele
President, Cyber Security Commission

The strengthening of the strategic role of DIS, the centrality of the Cybernetic Security Center in the area of prevention, preparation and response in case of cyber crisis, as well as the establishment of a National Evaluation and Certification Center for Security conditions and the absence of vulnerabilities on products, devices and IT systems, represent the three real novelties launched by the Government to cope with the growing cyber threat in Italy and in the world.


Al Qaeda, Islamic State and the “homegrown terrorism”

Laura Quadarella Sanfelice di Monteforte
Analyst, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

The link between Islamic radicalism and the fall of the regimes that controlled much of the Middle East and North Africa is not sufficient to explain the explosion of the jihadist threat. The answer is much more complex than you might imagine.


Jordan and Counter-Radicalization

Samir Zaid Al-RIFA'I
Former Prime Minister of Jordan

What we need is a new concept of “active citizenship” and state-citizen relationship, together with a ‘theory of impact’ around economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Finally, it is time to revisit the idea of an inclusive OSCE for the Arab World.


The Future of Christians in the Greater Middle East

The Dilemma of the Iraqi Christians

H.E. Habeeb Mohammed Hadi Ali Al Sadr
Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Holy See

Due to ISIS occupation of Iraq, all Christian religious leaders across the Middle East advocate swift action by the international community to save the displaced Christians, prevent their emigration from their country, and rid it of their occupiers. If the present scenario persists, we will be responsible for having inflicted a deadly blow to the multiculturality of the Iraqi identity. The new Iraqi generation is entrusted with the construction of a better future in the framework of a consolidation of Christian-Islamic relations, building bridges of peace between religions.


The Critical Need for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Francesco Zannini, PISAI
The Challenges of Christians in Turkey, Michelangelo Guida, Istanbul 29 Mayis Univ.
The Evolving Condition of Christians in the Gulf, J.L. Samaan, NATO Defense College
The Predicament of Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa, Anna Bono, University of Turin
Being a Christian in the Horn of Africa, Federico Battera, University of Trieste
Russia and the Defence of Christians in the Middle East, Marta Allevato, AsiaNews
Christian Women in the Muslim World, Marta Petrosillo, Aid to the Church in Need-Italy


Libya: 15 Mistakes Not to Repeat

Fabrizio W. Luciolli
President, Italian Atlantic Committee and Atlantic Treaty Association

Italy and the Euro-Atlantic community are called on to face in Libya a dramatic test and a threat which is destabilizing the region, the international security and envision the destruction of the founding values of our free and democratic societies.


Italy and Syria: Potentials and Contradictions

Emiliano Stornelli
Director, Mediterranean and Middle East Program, Italian Atlantic Committee

Italy has a broad leeway to step up its engagement in Syria with a view to favoring a political solution and the stabilization of the country. However, the loss of its foreign policy culture and the lack of a strategic vision continue to curb Italy's ability to assert its great potentials as main reference point for conflicts resolutions in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.



Guerre & Pace FilmFest

La sedicesima edizione di Guerre & Pace FilmFest avrà luogo dal 23 al 29 luglio presso il suggestivo Forte Sangallo di Nettuno (Rm). Film, documentari e presentazioni di libri sul tema “Dentro la guerra". Organizzato da Associazione SeVen, in collaborazione con Comitato Atlantico Italiano e con il supporto della NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

Integrity Initiative

Riunioni con Atlantic Council UK. Londra 20-21 giugno.

30°Club Atlantico Bologna

Tavola rotonda su Le sfide dell'Alleanza Atlantica a 70 anni dalla sua costituzione, Bologna, 16 giugno.

Consiglio ATA

Bruxelles, 20-21 giugno.

NATO Summit

Intervento alla conferenza internazionale Raising the Curtain on the 2018 NATO Brussels Summit, Atlantic Council, Washington, DC, 13 giugno.

ATA GA Bucarest

Missione e incontri istituzionali. Bucarest, 4-6 giugno.


Riunione del Consiglio dei Presidenti. Praga, 24-26 maggio.


Global Security Forum. Bratislava, 17-19 maggio.


Conferenza internazionale. Zagabria, 13-14 maggio.

Bologna Atlantic Club

Conference on The American Elections: Consequences on Europe, organized by the BolognaAtlantic Club (October 27).

ATA Bureau

Riunione del Bureau dell'ATA. Berlino, Bundestag, 23-24 aprile.


Conferenza al NATO Cimic Group Motta di Livenza. 10 aprile


Incontri istituzionali e conferenza anniversario NATO. 4 aprile.




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