A major programmatic focus of this work for IAI is carried out by the Defence Programme


  • Towards a European Global Strategy

    In 2012 the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Real Instituto Elcano (Madrid), Polish Institute of International Affairs (Warsaw) and Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm) have...

    Start/End: 2012 - 2013
  • Network Enabled Capabilitis Technical Challenges - NEC TC

    The study aims to identify the technologies to develop in Europe in order to contribute to the implementation of network enabled capabilities to be utilized by European Armed Forces.

    Start/End: 2013 - 2013
  • European Security and Defence Forum

    The European Security and Defence Forum (ESDF) has been established in 2009 to analyse the shifts and developments in national and European security and defence policies, and to promote a better...

    Start/End: 2009 - 2012
  • Landscaping - Identifying the mismatch between requirements and planned capabilities: Air Operations

    The project is aimed to analyze future gaps between European Armed Forces’ air capabilities and the requirements derived from plausible scenarios of Air Power’s use. Trends influencing next future...

    Start/End: 2012 - 2012
  • Forza NEC programme and Europe

    The main goal of this project is to examine how the growing complexity of the international security environment, the increasing "joint and combined" dimension of military operations, and the new...

    Start/End: 2011 - 2012
  • ICPA (ISR Capability Package Assessment study)

    Through the definition and analysis of specific operational scenarios derived from Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions, the project aims at identifying and assess current gaps in...

    Start/End: 2011 - 2012
  • EU-US Security Strategies

    In this project, lasting 14 months, IAI acts as project leader. The study intends to provide a comparative analysis of the EU-US relationship with regard, in particular, to the definition of the...

    Start/End: 2010 - 2011
  • EUROCON - Study on State Control of Strategic Defence Assets

    The research analyses the EU member states’ regimes for the control of the defence strategic assets. It is widely based on interviews to the responsible of the implementation of these regimes....

    Start/End: 2009 - 2010
  • Foreign investment in the emerging European security and defence market

    The aim of the study was to analyze the risks related to the purchase by foreign investors of industries operating in the security and defence sector. The study looked into supply and product...

    Start/End: 2008 - 2008
  • The role of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in Italy and Europe

    The research project aimed at analyzing Italy's and Europe's investment in the JSF aeronautical program, providing suggestions on how to improve the program's performance at the European level....

    Start/End: 2007 - 2008