About Nicola De Felice

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.
28 Nov 2022

Refugee relocation is a trap for Italy

By |2022-11-28T12:43:45+01:0028 November 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Immigrazione e Demografia|Tags: , |0 Comments

If Italy agreed to let all NGO ships land in its ports, thinking then to redistribute them in Europe, it would on the one hand see the vast majority of landed people remaining in Italy and on the other increase the flow of illegals driven by the idea of easy relocation to other European countries.

9 Aug 2022

Immigration: how to blend Meloni's naval blockade and Salvini's security decrees

By |2022-08-09T14:26:52+02:009 August 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Immigrazione e Demografia|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Today "naval blockade" must translate as "naval interdiction," embedded in a more complex approach to counter human trafficking. Salvini's reproposed security decrees can be seen as complementary to the naval interdiction operation.

15 Jun 2022

Italy is free only with a military deterrence capability

By |2022-06-15T14:40:31+02:0015 June 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Part of managing a crisis is preventing a conflict through political strategies of deterrence aimed at containing the confrontation itself. Only with this capability can Italy consider itself a free, independent, true nation.

8 Jun 2022

Military police forces: lessons learned from the Russian-Ukrainian war

By |2022-06-08T10:26:55+02:008 June 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lessons learned from Ukraine for operations conducted by the Italian Armed Forces in an international theater of operations: the tasks that the Carabinieri Corps upholds for local security become essential.

1 Jun 2022

Air Force: which lessons from the Russian-Ukrainian war

By |2022-06-01T13:38:21+02:001 June 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What is needed is a flexible, versatile, highly projectable, high readiness, interoperable, and of high political value air force. The air force must pursue capabilities to train, exercise, and operate effectively in a joint force framework.

25 May 2022

What Ukraine's war can teach us about our Army

By |2022-05-25T11:53:13+02:0025 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , |0 Comments

Based on the lessons learned from the current conflict, ground forces, in addition to ensuring a qualified presence in Italy in contributing to security and public order, must be able to deploy - outside the country - a force at least of Army Corps level.

20 May 2022

How the new "Africa campaign" of NGO ships is going

By |2022-05-20T20:57:18+02:0020 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Immigrazione e Demografia|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Grain shortages and the galloping economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine are gripping the main countries of origin and transit of illegal migrants heading to Europe via Italy.

11 May 2022

What about going back to the buffer states?

By |2022-05-11T20:47:51+02:0011 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , |0 Comments

And so why not revise -as soon as possible and in the interests of this Europe battered by too many world wars- the concept of a buffer state, a nation to be placed between two rival or potentially hostile great powers.

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