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Italians and Defence


Islamic terrorism, Libyan chaos, cyber-attacks and energy supplies constitute the most pressing concerns for Italians, who support old-time alliances within the EU and NATO frameworks as well as with the United States. While recent initiatives towards a greater defence integration and cooperation in Europe are endorsed beyond partisan divisions, there are divergent opinions on Donald Trump’s impact on Italy’s security. These are the outcomes of a survey carried out by University of Siena’s Laboratorio Analisi Politiche e Sociali (LAPS) in partnership with Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). In addition, the survey also considers Italians’ orientations regarding international missions, defence expenditures, and other aspects related to Italy’s defence policy.

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