In Dossier No. 37 Nicola De Felice discusses the political-strategic lines along which Italy must reorganize its Defense, in light of both the Russian-Ukrainian war and the expected increase in military spending.
- Italy's strategic-military guidelines must center on the Mediterranean, which has a prominent 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 Italy a role as a regional power in the Mediterranean.
- This strategy also includes a deterrence capability, that is, the ability to influence an opponent's action in the desired direction.
- The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war offers insights and lessons for all branches of the Armed Forces.
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Senior Fellow of the Centro Studi Machiavelli. Admiral of division (res.), former commander of destroyers and frigates, he has held important diplomatic, financial, technical and strategic assignments for the Defence and Navy Chiefs of Staff, both at home and abroad, at sea and on land, pursuing the application of capabilities aimed at making the Italian defence and security policy effective.