Francesco F. Milan

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Francesco F. Milan

Francesco F. Milan is Teaching Fellow at the United Kingdom Joint Services Command and Staff College, and a PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. His publications are available at www.ffmilan.net.

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Turkey and NATO: What lies ahead?

In recent years, Turkish military forces have contributed to a number of NATO-led missions and operations. In 2009, the Turkish Navy deployed one of its frigates as a part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, within Operation Allied Protector, an anti-piracy operation carried out around the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa...

Il ruolo dei servizi segreti turchi: una questione politica

Sotto l’egida del Presidente Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, l’agenzia nazionale turca di intelligence, conosciuta con l’acronimo MIT, ha subito una radicale trasformazione...

Tunisia’s vote: economic woes and security concerns

After the fall of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and his regime, which ruled the country for the previous 23 years, a Constituent Assembly election was held in Tunisia in October 2011. The uncontested winner of the election was Ennahda, a moderate Islamist party, which managed to obtain about 37% of the votes...

Turkey’s domestic tug of war: fragmented politics and the security sector

Recent events have revealed the extent to which the alliance between Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Gülen movement (a vast, faith-based community that supported Erdoğan’s AKP party since it was founded) has become strained...

Le due concezioni democratiche che si scontrano in Turchia

Le proteste che hanno scosso la Turchia negli ultimi giorni hanno poco a che vedere con gli alberi del parco Gezi...

Turkey and Europe: who is drifting away?

Last October, the European Commission presented its 2012 Progress Report for Turkey. Since 1998, the annual document provides an assessment of Turkey’s progress towards the fulfillment of the criteria set to obtain full European Union membership, highlighting both the country’s achievements and shortcomings...

Deterrence and diplomacy: Turkey and the Syrian crisis

After the exchange of artillery fire along the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish government is weighing the possibility to keep carrying on with indirect retaliatory attacks, and to send its troops into Syria, should their presence along the Turkish-Syrian border fail in serving as a sufficient deterrent...