Alessandro Marrone

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Alessandro Marrone

Alessandro Marrone is the Head of the Defence Programme at the International Affairs Institute (IAI) and teaches Strategic Studies at the Political Science Department of the University of Perugia. He holds a PhD from Università di Roma La Sapienza and a MSs in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


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Trump’s NATO summit: when drama overcomes substance

The 2018 NATO Summit will be remembered as one of the most tense in recent history. The reasons do not lie in external challenges or enemies, as the 29 allies once again showed convergence on measures adopted to safeguard their national and collective security. The drama, rather, came from US President Donald Trump’s negotiation and communication strategy...

The reasons behind nuclear weapons’ revival

In recent years, the issue of nuclear weapons has received greater attention because of developments concerning Russia, Iran, North Korea, and possibly Saudi Arabia...

The NATO Summit: modest decisions and ambiguous signals

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

NATO Trump summit: modest decisions, unclear symbols

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

Il vertice NATO di Chicago: vecchie priorità e nuovi limiti di risorse

Il recente vertice NATO è stato segnato dai messaggi politici che gli alleati hanno cercato di inviare, piuttosto che da decisioni realmente importanti. Questo vale per i principali punti nell’agenda del vertice di Chicago, tra cui spiccavano Afghanistan e smart defense, ma anche per temi quali la deterrenza nucleare e la difesa missilistica su cui si registrano alcune evoluzioni...

The next US president and Europe’s defense

Recently, America’s disengagement from Europe has been a focus of debate in more and more quarters. Indeed, a number of indicators point out a strategic re-orientation of American defense and foreign policy away from the European theater – and even from NATO – and this trend can only partly be influenced by the next US president...

Romney’s test in South Carolina

South Carolina goes to the polls Saturday January 21, in what may be a turning point in the Republican primary process. Some local factors are going to affect the vote, but general trends and personalities will play a more significant role, particularly with regards to Mitt Romney, the current frontrunner...

After Iowa: Romney facing the anti-Romney majority

Mitt Romney won – by a thread – the first Republican primary. This is very good news for him, of course, also because it was far from an obvious result. The Mormon candidate from Massachusetts won among a largely Evangelical electorate: 57% of primary voters in Iowa this year declared themselves to be Evangelicals...

Rick Perry, the Texas candidate for the Republican nomination

A few months after Rick Perry entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the main points in his political agenda became more clear, as well as his strengths and weakness as a candidate...

Il decennale in un’America divisa: verso le elezioni 2012

Il decennale dell’11 settembre ha rappresentato ovviamente un momento politico importante per gli Stati Uniti, che avrebbe dovuto in teoria produrre una tensione unitaria. Non è stato così: la politica americana vi è arrivata con posizioni contrastanti sui temi della sicurezza nazionale e con gran parte dell’attenzione dedicata a temi economici controversi...