Italy's foreign policy

Head: Ettore Greco

Italy's foreign policy has been a central area of research since IAI's foundation. The Institute regularly organises national as well as international conferences and seminars on the topic, and a number of studies are produced annually. They focus on various aspects of Italy's external action, such as Italy's EU and Mediterranean policies, relations with the US and security and defence strategies. The main goal of research activities is to identify the implications for Italy of major international developments, and the strategic options that the country should adopt and implement to boost its international role.
IAI publishes an Italian foreign policy annual report which critically reviews the country's foreign policy conduct in the given year. IAI's English-language quarterly The International Spectator regularly publishes articles on Italy in world affairs. Italy's foreign policy choices are also discussed in the Institute's Italian-language webzine AffarInternazionali.it.

  • IAI report on Italian foreign policy

    In 2014 the institute has also produced a comprehensive report on Italy's presence and interests in the international arena, the state of the art and the strategic priorities of Italian foreign...

    Start/End: 2014 - current
  • International Relations Observatory

    This a joint project conducted by IAI and three other research centres in cooperation with Italy's Parliament. The objective is to provide members of parliaments, in particular the delegations to...

    Start/End: 2008 - current
  • Opinion survey on Italian foreign policy

    In 2013 IAI, in cooperation with Centro Interdipartimentale di ricerca sul cambiamento politico (CIRCaP) of the University of Siena, realized a survey aimed at ascertaining trends of the public...

    Start/End: 2013 - 2013
  • L’art. 11 della Costituzione baluardo della vocazione internazionale dell’Italia

    This research study was aimed at reinterpreting art. 11 of the Italian Constitution – signed in 1947 - in light of recent changes in the international order, the European integration process and...

    Start/End: 2012 - 2013
  • Italian foreign policy yearbook

    Published since 2010 to 2013 by il Mulino, the yearbook La politica estera dell'Italia [=Italy's foreign policy] examined Italy's role and action in a rapidly changing international scenario....

    Start/End: 2010 - 2013
  • Italian foreign policy chronology

    From 2009 to 2011 (see Yearbooks 2010-2012), the IAI has published a detailed chronology of Italy's foreign policy that offered relevant and up-to-dated information on the international role of...

    Start/End: 2009 - 2011