New Transatlantic Relations is the program , at its 4th Edition, organized by the Italian Atlantic Committee in cooperation with Consules Association and aimed at promoting a debate among the new generations on the new challenges affecting the transatlantic relations and NATO. During December qualified professors and experts will take part in several meetings organized at different universities in Milan, Cesena-Forlì, Florence, Siena, and Rome



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



NATO-EU cooperation in countering hybrid warfare has been the subject of the International Conference organized at the European Parliament by the Atlantic Treaty Association, in cooperation with MUST & Partners and with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. The Conference was attended by prominent politicians, experts, and industry representatives, which have analyzed the impact and progress in NATO-EU cooperation in the aftermath of the Warsaw Summit, as well as a set of best practices for both institutions.


Montenegro in NATO

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

Montenegro's membership in NATO strenghtens the whole process of integration of the Western Balkans in the Euro-Atlantic institution, as stated by Prof. Fabrizio W. Luciolli, President of the Italian Atlantic Committee and Atlantic Treaty Association. It benefits regional stability and security, reasserting the "open door" policy of the Atlantic Alliance.

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On the occasion of its 61st General Assembly, the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) organized the International Conference on Terrorism, Cooperative Security and Interconnected Threats. The Conference took place in Brussels, at Palais d’Egmont, and focused on the common security threats and challenges to the Euro-Atlantic, Mediterranean and Gulf regions. NATO Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amb. Alexander Vershbow delivered a Keynote Address on NATO towards the Warsaw Summit.



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 – EU Cooperation & the Report of the Three

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

Accordingly to the 1956 Report of the Three, security is today far more than a military matter and the need for a deeper cooperation beyond the defense dimension, on the political, economic and cultural domain, and between NATO and EU, is particularly necessary today to develop a comprehensive strategy and approach to cope with the multifaceted dimensions of the new security threats, as the hybrid ones.


NATO in 3D: Deterrence, Defense and Dialogue

Prof. Fabrizio W. Luciolli
President, Italian Atlantic Committee and Atlantic Treaty Association
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Sixty years since the adoption of the Report of the Committee of Three on the Non-Military Cooperation in NATO, the Alliance gathered in Warsaw for a Summit that represented a cornerstone in the NATO adaptation to the new complex security scenario.

Foreword to the official ATA publication
NATO Summit 2016: Strenghtening Peace and Security



NATO Military Adaptation and RAP

V.Adm. F. Sanfelice di Monteforte
Pres. Military Commission, Italian Atlantic Committee

NATO's focus has shifted from Crisis Support Operations to Deterrence and Defense of its periphery. The Russian behavior in Ukraine had compelled NATO to discourage Moscow, while the risks from the South are also increasing.


Radicalism and Terrorism

Prof. Vittorfranco Pisano
Counterterrorism Program, Italian Atlantic Committee

The statistics on contemporary terrorism reflect a remarkable increase over the last decade. Today, the main terrorist threat has a political-religious matrix, often improperly labeled as "religious terrorism".

Mediterranean & Middle East

Time for a “reset” in Saudi Arabia-Iran relations

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

Saudi Arabia and Iran are essential for the stabilization of the Middle East. To boost cooperation between the two countries, it is also necessary to address the political-religious dimension of their conflict.



NATO & EU after Brexit

Luca Borri
Researcher, Italian Atlantic Committee

After Brexit, the NATO Summit in Warsaw reaffirmed the fundamental values of  solidarity and collective defense of the Atlantic Alliance and strengthened its political community  alongside the committment to ensure an effective deterrence and defense against the challenges and threats coming from its Eastern and Southern flanks.


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.

Mediterranean & Middle East

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.


Mediterranean & Middle East

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.


Mediterranean & Middle East

Libya Starts Over from the Fight Against Terrorism

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

The Libyan Political Agreement signed in Morocco is the first significant result of the UN-sponsored negotiations on Libya. The agreement foresees the formation of a new national unity government, which will be called on to put an end to the conflicts engulfing the country since Qaddafi’s fall. The priority is to eradicate ISIS and the other terrorist groups.


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



Brief the Briefers

Brief the Briefers program, in cooperation with ATA and the support of the Public Diplomacy Division. Brussels, February 8-9.

Transatlantic Relations

Conference Transatlantic Relations in the Trump Era. Rome, University of Washington, January 24.

ATA 2020

Bureau meeting on the Program 2020 and the future ATA strategies. Brussels, ATA HQ, January 9.

New Transatlantic Relations

4th Edition of the program for the successor generations organized by the Italian Atlantic Committee and Consules on the challenges to transatlantic relations and NATO. Milan, Cesena, Florence, Siena, Rome, December 14-20.


Address of President Luciolli at the gala dinner for the NATO membership of Montenegro and the 10th anniversary of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro. Podgorica, December 13.

25th GAAEC Symposium

Opening address of the ATA President at the 25th Symposium of the Greek Association for Atlantic and European Cooperation. Athens, December 9.


Two Seminars and a Study Course on NATO's Evolution and Counteterrorism have been organized by the Italian Atlantic Committee at the NATO JFC-Naples. Lago Patria, November-December.

Italian Foreign & Security Policy

Lecture of President Luciolli on The Italian Foreign and Security Policy. Rome, St. John's University, December 8.

NATO ARW su Human Factors in the Defense Against Terrorism: The Case of Jordan, organized by ATA and the Italian Atlantic Committee in cooperation with MEMPSI e NAMA. Dead Sea, 21-23 November.


International Conference NATO-EU Cooperation After the Warsaw Summit: Countering Hybrid Warfare, Brussels, European Parliament, November 16.


Participation of President Luciolli in the General Assembly of EuroDefense. Paris, November 8.

FYR Macedonia

Address by President Luciolli on Security Challenges and Impact on Western Balkans in the framework of the project on Sustainable EU Learning and Training System. Skopje, 13-15 October.

62nd ATA General Assembly

Opening address of the 62nd ATA General Assembly by President Luciolli. Toronto, 8-12 October.

Law and Development

Address by President Luciolli to the High Training Course organized by the Milillo Fouindation on Law and Society Between Security, Legality, and Development. Rome, Carabinieri School Salvo D'Acquisto, October 5.

Europe and Morocco

The President of the Atlantic Treaty Association addressed a debate hosted in the European Parliament with the Minister of Interior of Morocco. Bruxelles, September 8.




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