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Stefano Silvestri

Scientific advisor, AffarInternazionali Editorial director

Stefano Silvestri has been President of the International Affairs Institute from 2001 to 2013. He has been a lead writer for Il Sole 24 Ore since 1985. Between January 1995 and May 1996 he served as Under Secretary of State for Defence, having been an advisor to the Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, for European matters, in 1975, and a consultant to the Prime Minister's Office under various Governments. He continues to act as a consultant to both for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministries of Defence and Industry. As a professional journalist, he has been a special correspondent and columnist for Globo (1982), member of the Policy Committee of Europeo (1979), and has contributed articles on foreign and defence policy to numerous national daily papers. He was Professor for Mediterranean Security Issues at the Bologna Centre of Johns Hopkins University (1972-1976), and has worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London (1971-1972). He is currently a member of administrative council of the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defence and Security (AIAD), and of the Trilateral Commission.


Italian foreign policy
Italy's military policy


  • Other papers and articles 04/04/2022

    Dal riarmo tedesco all'Euronucleo militare

    Stefano Silvestri

    in Limes, n. 3/2022 (marzo 2022), p. 185-188

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  • Books 24/02/2022

    Guerra in Europa

    Stefano Silvestri

    (with Adolfo Battaglia) Roma, Castelvecchi, 2022, 67 p. (Nodi)

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  • Other papers and articles 11/06/2020

    (Nuclear) Sharing is Caring: Italy

    Stefano Silvestri

    in Sophia Becker and Christian Mölling (eds), (Nuclear) Sharing is Caring. European Views on NATO Nuclear Deterrence and the German Nuclear Sharing Debate, DGAP Reports No. 10 (June 2020), p. 9-10

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In the media

  • Xinhua - Silvestri: ''Uncertainty over U.S.-China trade tensions affects Italian economy''

    28 August 2019
  • Xinhua - Silvestri: The government is focused on internal politics instead of the economy

    24 January 2019
  • Tasnim News Agency - Silvestri: Trump to undermine Nato and EU

    21 January 2017