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.
15 Jun 2022

Italy is free only with a military deterrence capability

By |2022-06-15T14:40:31+01:0015 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+01:008 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+01:001 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+01:0025 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+01:0020 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+01:0011 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.

6 May 2022

Ukraine-Russia: seeking a negotiated solution to the conflict

By |2022-05-06T10:30:09+01:006 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Just supplying weapons to Ukraine, without making an effort to find a dialogue or a diplomatic encounter, leads nowhere. Italy should not be subject to others' decisions, but should assert its reasons.

3 May 2022

The long wave of war will bring a tsunami of illegal immigrants to our shores

By |2022-05-03T13:37:15+01:003 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Immigrazione e Demografia|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hunger and blackouts are unleashing an unprecedented economic crisis in countries of origin of migratory flows. So let's expect a hot summer and, with this Minister of the Interior, let's prepare for the worst, hoping that good weather will come as late as possible.

27 Apr 2022

Why rearming Italy

By |2022-04-27T13:04:39+01:0027 April 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Before suggesting how to channel military spending increased to 2% of GDP, it is essential to expose what are the threats challenging Italy and what strategic-military guidelines should drive military spending.

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