“Through military lenses”. New research on officers’ perceptions of military transformation

What do military officers think about force transformation? While the latter has been the object of a great deal of important research in the past decade (and more), the opinions and perceptions of servicemen have rarely been explored. To dig into what Italian Air Force officers think is the objective of latest fatigue of Fabrizio […]

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Sisp Conference 2018. Call for papers (Italian military operations, Sahel, North Africa, defense, Europe, stabilisation…)

Several interesting panels at the next SISP (Società Italiana di Scienza Politica) Annual Conference (Torino, 6-8 September 2018). Here you'll find the call for papers. Deadline: May, 20th. Within the section of "International Relations", we … [Continue reading]

Elezioni 2018: “Difesa: la convergenza dell’assenza nei programmi di partiti sempre più ‘ignoranti’”

Segnaliamo con piacere l'intervista del quotidiano online L'Indro al "nostro" Fabrizio Coticchia. Il tema dell'intervista è la generalizzata assenza (o la limitata presenza) dei temi della difesa nei programmi elettorali dei partiti italiani, in … [Continue reading]

A new book on strategic narratives, peace movements, and Italy.

We are glad to announce that the new book of "our" Fabrizio Coticchia is finally out. Here you'll find more info (in Italian) on: "Al di là dell'Arcobaleno. I movimenti pacifisti italiani tra ideologie e contro-narrazioni strategiche", with A. … [Continue reading]

Call for papers – 3rd NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions

We are really please to announce the 3rd edition of the "NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions", Genova, 26 June 2018. Here you'll find the Call for papers. At this link you'll find further details on the new "Observatory on … [Continue reading]

Low Expectations? Stabilization and stability operations as the ‘new normal’ in international interventions

We are pleased to present the workshop "Low Expectations? Stabilization and stability operations as the ‘new normal’ in international interventions". This terrific workshop will take place at the University of Trento, in February (2nd-3rd, Department … [Continue reading]

La missione in Niger e la politica di difesa italiana. Un’analisi.

A quanto sembra, l’Italia invierà un contingente militare (circa 500 unità) in Niger. Sia il Primo Ministro Gentiloni che la responsabile del Dicastero della Difesa Pinotti hanno confermato la prossima operazione italiana nel Sahel. Nei prossimi … [Continue reading]

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

We are really pleased to recommend you this book, just published: "Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century", edited by Matt Evangelista (Routledge, 2017). Here you'll find the table of … [Continue reading]