Research > Security and defence + Italy's foreign policy, Italy + Military missions + NATO + Italy's foreign policy + Italy's military policy + Russia + Ukraine

  • EU crisis management missions and the role of Italy

    The objective of this research project is to assess the evolution of EU crisis management missions and the participation of Italy. In particular, it aims to evaluate the effectiveness of EU missions...
    Start/End: 2009
  • The role of dual-use helicopters in the security and defence fields

    This study analyzed the possible future use of dual-use helicopters in military operations. At the same time, the project discussed the pros and cons for each use examined as well as the related...
    Start/End: 2013
  • Il ruolo dell'elicottero nel nuovo scenario militare: le prospettive italiane

    This research project started with an examination of recent military experiences and the strategic debate and moved toward consideration of the effective potentials of the helicopter in the new...
    Start/End: 1999
  • Defence Matters 2016

    The project aims at stimulating the Italian public debate over defence issues, in particular on the role of NATO in the current international context and Italy’s defence policy. Based on the...
    Start/End: 2016
  • Defence Matters 2015

    The project aims to stimulate the national public debate on a double focus: the Nato role in the current security environment, and the implication of the Italian White Book on International Security...
    Start/End: 2015
  • The Armed Forces in the age of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Forza NEC Program

    The study focused on the transformation process of Armed Forces in the main NATO countries related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and therefore on the progressive realization of...
    Start/End: 2014
  • Education and training of Italian Armed Forces: challenges and opportunities

    The study focuses on the education and training of the Italian Armed Forces in the current operational context and in the 2015-2025 perspective, by analyzing challenges and opportunities to maintain...
    Start/End: 2014
  • Defence Matters 2013

    The research project aims to analyze the Italian debate on military issues, in particular with respect to defence spending and Italian participation in mission abroad. Besides working on primary and...
    Start/End: 2013
  • 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
  • Il sistema del supporto logistico delle Forze Armate. Problemi e prospettive

    The study examined the requirements pressing for a modern national logistics support system and the problems linked to implementing and managing it, in light of the international experience which...
    Start/End: 2000
  • Defence and Security Matters 2017

    The project “Defence and Security Matters 2017: Italy”, funded by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, contributes to the effort to communicate and discuss NATO purpose and role, particularly in...
    Start/End: 2017
  • Academic conferences in cooperation with NATO Allied Command Transformation and Bologna University

    This series of international academic conferences - sponsored by NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and organized by IAI, in partnership with Bologna University - does contribute to a...
    Start/End: 2011
  • 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
  • Partnership with NATO Defense College

    Since 2011, IAI and NATO Defense College (NDC) collaborate on several initiatives aiming at stimulating debates on themes concerning Euro-Atlantic security, the role of the Alliance and its relations...
    Start/End: 2011
  • 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 the...
    Start/End: 2008
  • Italy and the anti-ballistic missile defence programs

    The project analyzed the strategic, political, economic, technological and industrial implications of Italy's participation in the anti-ballistic missile defence programs proposed by the US and NATO...
    Start/End: 2008
  • MEDI (Mapping of the European Defence Industry)

    IAI role in MEDI was to support JRC (Joint Research Center) and the EU Commission's DG Market and Enterprise in gathering data and analyses related to defence industry and budgets in Italy, within a...
    Start/End: 2006
  • 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
  • Defence Matters 2014

    The project intended to enlarge and enhance the Italian public debate on defence issues, by focusing on the relation between national interests and the Atlantic Alliance. Based on the conclusions...
    Start/End: 2014
  • IAI report on Italian foreign policy

    Since 2014 the institute has been producing 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