nato defense college foundation

Our mission is “to promote the culture of stability and well being in the North Atlantic area and in partner nations”
The principled stated in the preamble to the Whashington Treaty of 1949 are our heritage

Next Conference

Balkan Networks and Security

November 2016

The NATO Defense College Foundation will organise with the CEI and the NDC a conference on the political and security of the region. After the migrations’ shock, the Balkans have been substantially left to their own devices in facing enduring challenges: strategic tensions, organized crime,  terrorism, potential disintegration …Read more…


The Strategic Trends

The Strategic Trends are one of our most followed features.
No clutter, no opinions, they are designed for busy decision makers and answer hard questions: What is the direction? are there alternative developments hidden from the gaze of other observers?


Partnership in the Arab region

Partnerships and cooperative security are a priority according to the current Strategic Concept of the Atlantic Alliance. As a matter of fact they are the only avenues to project stability in a “no one’s world”, where uncertainty and complexity are the keywords . In order to establish a network to connect different peoples sharing experiences, consulting each other, a practical cooperation. In other words working for an “interoperability of the human minds”. …read more

The uncertain destiny

by Carlo Trezza
The INF Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union signed in 1987 on the elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, is one of the pillars of the present nuclear arms control architecture. It is a unique document in that,unlike other nuclear engagements,it totally prohibits a whole category of weapons: the ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. …read more