The Machiavelli Center for Political and Strategic Studies, in order to fulfill its own mission of promoting public policies inspired by traditional principles, invites proposals for papers, to be published in our editorial series, on the subject of Defense.
General Roberto Vannacci's book, "The World Upside Down," has become the publishing case of the summer. Here's what's really in it and why it's a test of conservatives' ability to break out of the "permitted discourse" set by the Left.
With the inclusion of Sweden and Finland and Erdogan's more recent political turns in Turkey, NATO is preparing to close the anti-Russian cordon from Baltic to Black Sea: a geopolitical move rooted in the political and historical realities of the territories involved.
The year 2023 is to see the release of no less than two Italian movies dedicated to as many gold medals for military valor. Is this good news? A sign that Italy is starting to pay tribute to its heroes again, to celebrate patriotism and military virtue?
A Chinese advantage in capacity to produce warheads provides President Xi Jinping a path to nuclear superiority, should he choose to pursue it. The U.S., for its part, would have few options to respond if China decided to continue building beyond 1,500 warheads.
In late July Poland signed a contract with South Korea for the supply of 48 KAI FA-50 combat aircraft. Supply for which our own Leonardo M-346 in its fighter variant was also on the line.
Technology, without the man who knows and is motivated to employ it, is useless. You can acquire the most sophisticated warfare technologies, but if you do not have the proper personnel, it is money wasted. The human factor is more essential than ever in the Army, where the combatant himself becomes a weapon system.
For months there has been debate in Europe around the shortcomings that have emerged in the Russian military apparatus. But no European and perhaps Western armed forces today would seem capable of sustaining such a conventional conflict militarily or even politically and socially.
Sovereignty protection; system-building capabilities; energy strategies consistent with its economic complexes; integration between defense and foreign policy systems. These are just the main examples with respect to the challenges to be faced head-on in the near future.