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  • November 11, 1991

    Memorandum by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Secretary General, 'Atlantic summit in Rome - Assessment'

    A summary of the Alliance's New Strategic Concept and the Rome Declaration on Peace and Cooperation published during the Rome Summit with comments from the Italian foreign ministry.

  • November 12, 1991

    Telegram from Ambassador Biancheri to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Atlantic summit in Rome'

    Ambassador Biancheri analyses the outcomes of the Rome Summit in the context of American politics. The Bush administration has presented the summit as an extraordinary success, but it has also shown the need to re-evaluate US role in Europe and around the world.

  • November 14, 1991

    Telegram by Ambassador Vento to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Prospects opened by Lord Carrington's mission'

    Italian Ambassador to Belgrade, Vento, offers his initial analysis of Lord Carrington's mission to Belgrade, and the possibility of a peacekeeping mission in Yugoslavia.

  • April 14, 1995

    Telegram from NATO Deputy Secretary General De Franchis, 'NATO-Russia relations and Italy's position'

    Deputy Secretary General of NATO Amedeo De Franchis briefs Italian embassies about the state of NATO-Russia relations, and the Italian position. He emphasizes the importance of Russian security concerns and calls for caution in NATO's enlargement strategy.

  • August 29, 1996

    Letter from Minister of Defense Diplomatic Adviser Sessa to General Secretary Biancheri, 'Adjustment of the Alliance; Updating of the situation and of the possible orientations of Italy's position'

    A detailed study on actual and potential adaptation measures of the NATO, and Italy's position vis-à-vis the coming changes. The document illustrates serious concerns over possible marginalization of the Italian role in the future of the alliance.

  • February 22, 1997

    President of Centro Alti Studi Difesa, ' Note for the Minister - NATO's enlargement. Scenarios, Italian interests and possible options'

    The report examines the challenges associated with the enlargement of NATO, and identifies Italian interests and concerns. It outlines the motivations driving the enlargement efforts, and draws attention to the possible reduction in Italian role in the European context.