What strategy for a new Defense
Italy's strategic-military guidelines must center on the Mediterranean, which has a pre-eminent role for the country's economy and security. Italy must have its own maritime strategy, embedded in that of the EU and NATO but autonomous. This strategy must guarantee it a role as a regional power in the Mediterranean. This strategy also includes a deterrence capability, that is, the ability to influence in the desired direction an opponent's actions. The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war offers insights and lessons for all branches of the military.