Apr 3, 2024

Fincantieri CEO Pierroberto Folgiero on transatlantic defense industrial innovation and cooperation

By Atlantic Council

Pierroberto Folgiero, chief executive officer of Fincantieri, Italy’s leading shipbuilding company that works closely with the US Navy and has several shipbuilding sites in the United States, joined the Atlantic Council for an interview with Matthew Kroenig, vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Folgiero shared his perspective on […]

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

New Atlanticist

Mar 28, 2024

The G7 needs a permanent secretariat. The 2024 elections cycle demonstrates why.

By Francis Shin

Establishing a permanent secretariat would enable Group of Seven members to develop more consistent strategies together.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Feb 29, 2024

It’s Italy’s time to cement itself as the indispensable Mediterranean nation

By Kaush Arha, Paolo Messa

Italy is poised to be Europe’s linchpin for connecting the free and open economies of the Med-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.

Economy & Business Italy

In the News

Feb 5, 2024

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Cronos’ time has come if right decisions are made

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

New Atlanticist

Feb 5, 2024

Italy’s Mediterranean pivot: What’s driving Meloni’s ambitious plan with Africa

By Alissa Pavia

The Mattei Plan for Africa was presented on January 29-30 to a delegation of more than twenty-five African leaders. It seeks to establish an Italian agenda that prioritizes Africa's needs and avoids predatory practices.

Africa Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 1, 2024

NATO should be ambitious with its new Southern Flank Strategy

By Jason Davidson

In July, the Alliance is scheduled to adopt its first ever Southern Flank Strategy in Washington. The bolder it is, the better.

Europe & Eurasia Greece

New Atlanticist

Jan 31, 2024

Italy’s G7 presidency can be a breakthrough for the ‘West’ and the ‘Rest’

By Paolo Messa, Karim Mezran

Rome is already working on revamping traditional power structures and fostering a new ethos—one that envisions new opportunities for partnership.

Economy & Business Geopolitics & Energy Security

New Atlanticist

Dec 10, 2023

Italy’s ‘arrivederci’ to China’s BRI could be a template for others

By Valbona Zeneli

Italy opting out of China's Belt and Road Initiative is both a blow to the already scaled-back initiative and a signal of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's resolve.

China Italy

In the News

Nov 1, 2023

Kerg featured as guest on “Why We Fight ~ 1943” podcast episode

On October 31, IPSI nonresident fellow Brian Kerg was featured on the podcast series, “Why We Fight ~ 1943,” which features members of various branches of the US and foreign militaries to use wars throughout history as a means of informing ongoing conflicts. In this “Bonus Halloween Episode: Zone Troopers (1985),” Kerg and podcast host […]

Conflict Italy


Aug 3, 2023

Irregular migration from North Africa: Shifting local and regional dynamics

By Matteo Villa and Alissa Pavia

Irregular migration from North Africa to Europe, especially through the Central Mediterranean route connecting Libya and Tunisia to Italy, is increasing once more. Italy has witnessed a surge in irregular arrivals, with approximately 136,000 migrants disembarking between June 2022 and May 2023, almost comparable to the high arrival period of 2014-2017 when around 155,000 migrants landed each year.

Human Rights Italy