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Italian Military Operations Abroad

Italian Military Operations Abroad

Just Don't Call it War

  • Author: Piero Ignazi,Giampiero Giacomello,Fabrizio Coticchia
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230228917
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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Peace support operations have become one of the most important tools in the foreign policy of Western democracies. This volume is a study of the military operations of a medium-size democracy (in this case Italy) in the last twenty years. The volume examines Italy's military operations through analysis of parliamentary debates and interviews with leading policy-makers from the time of the various missions abroad. The book presents a profile of Italy's long-term foreign and defence policy by applying a constructivist approach. It analyses the political culture of the MPs and top decision-makers in foreign and defence policy and compares their cultural frameworks with conditions of actual military deployment in the field. It also includes a broad discussion of Italy's military doctrine since the end of the Cold War.

China's and Italy's Participation in Peacekeeping Operations

China's and Italy's Participation in Peacekeeping Operations

Existing Models, Emerging Challenges

  • Author: Andrea de Guttry,Emanuele Sommario,Lijiang Zhu
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739189328
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 452
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China’s and Italy’s Participation in Peacekeeping Operations: Existing Models, Emerging Challenges examines the peacemaking efforts of these two countries through the lenses of international relations, history, sociology, and law. Using the specific experiences of Italy and China, this book addresses larger questions of how and why foreign powers intervene in the name of peace.

Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

The New Assertiveness of an Aspiring Middle Power

  • Author: Giampiero Giacomello,Bertjan Verbeek
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739148680
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 233
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The End of the Berlusconi Era?

The End of the Berlusconi Era?

  • Author: Grant Amyot,Luca Verzichelli
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1845452666
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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While Italian politics may appear on the surface to be evolving towards a Westminster model with right- and left-wing blocs alternating in power, this impression is belied by the often nervous and disconnected way in which events unfolded in 2005. In some respects, 2005 was a classic pre-electoral year, in which the pattern of 2000 repeated itself with the roles of government and opposition reversed: the center-left coalition scored a decisive victory in the regional elections in April, provoking a crisis that ended Silvio Berlusconi's second government, the longest-serving cabinet since the foundation of the Republic in 1948. Berlusconi was able to quickly form a new government, and went on to reform the electoral system in a way that would give him the maximum advantage in the 2006 general election, and to introduce a series of policy initiatives geared more to his own re-election than to real reform. However, while the center-right majority was able to hold together and the center-left was strengthened by its electoral victories and the astonishing success of the primaries held to choose Romano Prodi as its candidate for prime minister, conflict and divisions persisted within both coalitions, leaving the prospect of the development of a stable bipolar system in Italy still in doubt.

Italien zwischen Krise und Aufbruch

Italien zwischen Krise und Aufbruch

Reformen und Reformversuche der Regierung Renzi

  • Author: Alexander Grasse,Markus Grimm,Jan Labitzke
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658160926
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 578
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Mit dem Amtsantritt Matteo Renzis im Februar 2014 waren in Italien große Hoffnungen verbunden. Dem jungen Ministerpräsidenten gelang es zunächst tatsächlich, eine Aufbruchsstimmung zu erzeugen, die dem krisen- und skandalgeschüttelten Land einen tiefgreifenden Wandel verhieß. Zunächst schien es, als könne die unvollendete Zweite in eine grundlegend reformierte Dritte Republik transformiert werden: Italia 3.0. Dieser Prozess ist durch das im Dezember 2016 gescheiterte Verfassungsreferendum zunächst ins Stocken geraten. Gleichwohl überdauern einige Neuerungen der Ära Renzi seinen zwischenzeitlichen Rücktritt und zahlreiche Reformprojekte werden weiterverfolgt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes untersuchen anhand der Veränderungen der Institutionen, des Parteiensystems, der Entscheidungsprozesse und der politischer Kultur sowie anhand aktueller Reformen in ausgewählten Politikfeldern in den drei Dimensionen der Politik (Polity, Politics und Policy), ob bzw. inwiefern der erhoffte Aufbruch tatsächlich stattgefunden hat, in welchen Bereichen die italienische Wirklichkeit hingegen in den alten Strukturen und Handlungsmustern verhaftet blieb und wo eine zweite Regierung Renzi oder andere zukünftige Regierungen anknüpfen könnten.

Fascism and Italian Foreign Policy

Fascism and Italian Foreign Policy

  • Author: Luca De Caprariis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fascism
  • Page: 536
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Neue Bücher und Aufsätze in der Bibliothek

Neue Bücher und Aufsätze in der Bibliothek

  • Author: Germany. Bundestag. Bibliothek
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Der 33-Tage-Krieg

Der 33-Tage-Krieg

Israels Krieg gegen die Hisbollah und seine Konsequenzen

  • Author: Gilbert Achcar,Michel Warschawski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783894015398
  • Category:
  • Page: 93
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Nato-Geheimarmeen in Europa

Nato-Geheimarmeen in Europa

Inszenierter Terror und verdeckte Kriegsführung

  • Author: Daniele Ganser,Carsten Roth
  • Publisher: Orell Füssli Verlag
  • ISBN: 328003860X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 446
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Dieses Buch zeichnet ein erschreckendes Bild: Ein durch die NATO und die militärischen Geheimdienste koordiniertes Netzwerk von Geheimarmeen war bis zum Auseinanderfall der Sowjetunion in mehreren westeuropäischen Ländern in schwere Verbrechen verwickelt, darunter Mord, Folter, Staatsstreich und Terror. Daniele Ganser ist in seiner mehrjährigen Forschungsarbeit auf brisante Dokumente gestoßen: Sie belegen, dass die von den USA angeführte Militärallianz nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in allen Ländern Westeuropas geheime Armeen aufgebaut hat, welche von den Geheimdiensten CIA und MI6 trainiert wurden. Ihr Ziel: im Falle einer sowjetischen Invasion als Guerilla zu kämpfen, um die besetzten Länder wieder zu befreien. Doch dabei ist es nicht geblieben. Gezielt wurden Attentate gegen die eigene Bevölkerung ausgeführt, um Unsicherheit zu erzeugen und den Ruf nach einem starken Staat zu unterstützen. Sowohl die ursprüngliche Planung als auch die antikommunistisch motivierten Verbrechen sind heute der Öffentlichkeit noch weitgehend unbekannt.

The Role of Italian Fighter Aircraft in Crisis Management Operations: Trends and Needs

The Role of Italian Fighter Aircraft in Crisis Management Operations: Trends and Needs

  • Author: Vincenzo Camporini,Tommaso De Zan,Alessandro Marrone,Michele Nones,Alessandro R. Ungaro
  • Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • ISBN: 8868123290
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 148
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Italian combat aircraft have played an increasing important role in the international missions in which Italy has participated in the post-Cold War era – from the First Gulf War to Libya, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan. This participation has been a significant tool of Italy’s defense policy, and therefore of its foreign policy towards crisis areas relevant to its national interests (from the Western Balkans to the Mediterranean), as well as towards its most important allies within NATO and the EU. This IAI publication analyses the role of these military capabilities in recent operations and their prospects for the future. In fact, a number of trends can be inferred from the operational experience in ten international missions, in which Italy deployed more than 100 combat aircraft in more than 13,000 sorties, clocking up 36,000 flight hours. These trends are considered in light of the recent developments in the doctrine of Air Power, as well as possible future scenarios for the use of combat aircraft in crisis theaters. The aim of the analysis is to understand the needs of the Italian Armed Forces – the Air Force and Navy in particular – which will have to replace a substantial portion of their current combat fleets in the near future due to the gradual obsolescence of the aircraft in service – an operational necessity linked to the inevitable political decisions regarding the options available in the field of military procurement for maintaining the capabilities required so far for international missions. In this context, the study looks into the acquisition of F-35 aircraft, also considering the industrial aspects of a multinational program that will produce more than 3,000 units for over 12 countries.

The Italian Military Action in the World War from 1915 to 1917

The Italian Military Action in the World War from 1915 to 1917

And An Austrian Version of Vittorio Veneto Divulged in France; Critical Examination of Foreign Judgments

  • Author: Adriano Alberti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Vittorio Veneto, Battle of, 1918
  • Page: 112
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The Italian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 14 (2004)

The Italian Yearbook of International Law, Volume 14 (2004)

  • Author: Benedetto Conforti,Luigi Ferrari Bravo
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9004150277
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 524
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"The Italian Yearbook of International Law" aims at making accessible to the English speaking public the Italian contribution to the practice and literature of international law. Volume XIV (2004) is organised in three main sections. The first contains doctrinal contributions including articles on the UN Charter reform; corporations as international actors; human genetics and reproductive technology; and on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. This section includes also notes on the seminal judgment of the Italian Supreme Court in the "Ferrini" case, setting aside immunity of a foreign State in respect of reparation claims by victims of gross violations of human rights, and on the decision of the Special Court of Sierra Leone in the "Charles Taylor" case, as well as surveys on the activity of selected international institutions and tribunals (World Trade Organization, Law of the Sea Tribunal, and European Court of Human Rights). The second section covers the Italian practice in the areas of 1) judicial decisions; 2) diplomatic and parliamentary practice; 3) treaty practice; and 4) national legislation. The third section contains a systematic bibliographical index of Italian literature in the field of international law and reviews of recent books. The volume ends with an analytical index for ready consultation that includes the main judicial cases and legal instruments cited throughout the "Yearbook,"

America's Allies and War

America's Allies and War

Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq

  • Author: J. Davidson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230118488
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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Why do Britain, France, and Italy provide or refuse military support for U.S.-led uses of force? This book provides a unique, multiple-case study analysis of transatlantic burden-sharing. Sixty original interviews with top policymakers and analysts provide insight into allies' decisions regarding the Kosovo War, Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations

Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations

Afghanistan and Lebanon

  • Author: Chiara Ruffa
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812295048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 204
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As of September 2017, the United Nations alone deployed 110,000 uniformed personnel from 122 countries in fifteen peacekeeping operations worldwide. Soldiers in these missions are important actors who not only have considerable responsibility for implementing peace and stability operations but also have a concomitant influence on their goals and impact. Yet we know surprisingly little about the factors that prompt soldiers' behavior. Despite being deployed on the same mission under similar conditions, various national contingents display significant, systematic differences in their actions on the ground. In Military Cultures in Peace and Stability Operations, Chiara Ruffa challenges the widely held assumption that military contingents, regardless of their origins, implement mandates in a similar manner. She argues instead that military culture—the set of attitudes, values, and beliefs instilled into an army and transmitted across generations of those in uniform —influences how soldiers behave at the tactical level. When soldiers are abroad, they are usually deployed as units, and when a military unit deploys, its military culture goes with it. By investigating where military culture comes from, Ruffa demonstrates why military units conduct themselves the way they do. Between 2007 and 2014, Ruffa was embedded in French and Italian units deployed under comparable circumstances in two different kinds of peace and stability operations: the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Based on hundreds of interviews, she finds that while French units prioritized patrolling and the display of high levels of protection and force—such as body armor and weaponry—Italian units placed greater emphasis on delivering humanitarian aid. She concludes that civil-military relations and societal beliefs about the use of force in the units' home country have an impact on the military culture overseas, soldiers' perceptions and behavior, and, ultimately, consequences for their ability to keep the peace.

The Italian Yearbook of International Law

The Italian Yearbook of International Law

  • Author: Benedetto Conforti,Luigi Ferrari Bravo,Francesco Francioni,Natalino Ronzitti,Giorgio Sacerdoti,Riccardo Pavoni
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9789004156609
  • Category: International law
  • Page: 488
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"The Italian Yearbook of International Law" aims at making accessible to the English speaking public the Italian contribution to the practice and literature of international law. Volume XV (2005) is organised in three main sections. The first contains doctrinal contributions including articles on the implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights; the UN Charter reform, focusing on the new Human Rights Council and Peacebuilding Commission and on environmental governance; and minority protection in Italy. This section includes also notes on current judicial and legislative developments in the field of terrorism, on criminal responsibility for cultural crimes and on the new environmental liability regime for Antarctica. In addition to the traditional surveys (ITLOS, ILC, WTO), this volume features a new survey on the ICJ. The second section covers the Italian practice in the areas of i) judicial decisions; ii) diplomatic and parliamentary practice; iii) treaty practice; and iv) national legislation. The third section contains a systematic bibliographical index of Italian literature in the field of international law and reviews of recent books. The volume ends with an analytical index for ready consultation that includes the main judicial cases and legal instruments cited throughout the "Yearbook," For more information on this yearbook please visit the website of the Italian Yearbook of International Law

Blackwater

Blackwater

Der Aufstieg der mächtigsten Privatarmee der Welt

  • Author: Jeremy Scahill
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3888978548
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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Kaum jemand hatte von der Firma Blackwater gehört, als am 16. September 2007 im Irak 17 Zivilisten erschossen wurden – von einem Söldnertrupp. Schnell stellte sich heraus, dass sie zu einer Art Privatarmee gehörten, die im Irak und anderswo für die USA Krieg führt, unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und immun gegen Strafverfolgung. Blackwater: die mächtigste militärische Dienst­leis­tungsfirma der Welt. Ihr Gründer Erik Prince, Multimillionär und christlicher Fundamentalist, hat beste Kontakte zur Regierung. Und erkennt nach dem 11. September 2001, wie viel Geld sich mit dem »Outsourcing« militärischer Leistungen verdienen lässt: Bushs »Krieg gegen den Terror« ist die Steilvorlage für den kometenhaften Aufstieg der Firma. Blackwaters Elitesoldaten schützen US-Politiker und Geschäftsleute im Irak – gegen ein Gehalt, von dem GIs nur träumen können. Blackwater kann bei Bedarf Truppen und eine Flugzeugflotte zur Verfügung stellen, groß genug, Regierungen zu stürzen. Blackwaters Söldner bewachen Öl-Pipelines, seine »Sicherheitskräfte« patrouillierten nach Katrina in den Straßen von New Orleans. Doch erst jetzt fällt dem US-Kongress auf, dass die martialischen Rambos keinerlei parlamentarischer Kontrolle, keiner Gerichtsbarkeit unterliegen. Mit seiner glänzend recherchierten Geschichte der Firma Blackwater zeigt Jeremy Scahill überzeugend auf, welche Gefahren der Demokratie drohen, wenn die Regierung ihr Gewaltmonopol privatisiert.

Die Kultur der Niederlage

Die Kultur der Niederlage

Der amerikanische Süden 1865 - Frankreich 1871 - Deutschland 1918

  • Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644018618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 470
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Zehn Jahre nach dem letzten großen Zusammenbruch, dem des sowjetischen Imperiums, scheint die Zeit reif für eine Reihe historischer Fragen. Destilliert aus der Geschichte der drei Niederlagenklassiker – des amerikanischen Südens nach 1865, Frankreichs nach 1871 und Deutschlands nach 1918 –, lassen sie sich etwa so formulieren: Wie wurden im Zeitalter der Erlöserideologie des Nationalsozialismus große Zusammenbrüche erlebt? Welche Mythen von Verrat oder Heroisierung bildeten sich dabei? Und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen dem äußeren Unterliegen und jenen inneren Revolutionen, die der verlorene Krieg überall zur Folge hat? Wolfgang Schivelbusch ist diesen Fragen nachgegangen, und er zeichnet die aus tiefer Demütigung kommenden Energieschübe nach, die Niederlagen bringen. So legten sich die amerikanischen Südstaaten nach dem Bürgerkrieg erfolgreich ein legendenhaftes Images zu, das unter anderem «Vom Winde verweht» und seine Plantagenromantik schuf; so kam es in Frankreich nach 1871 zu umfassenden politischen und kulturellen Neuerungen; so brach das Deutsche Reich, nachdem der Erste Weltkrieg verloren war, auf etlichen Feldern in eine kraftvolle Moderne auf. Schivelbuschs Buch wird Staub aufwirbeln, auch weil es voller aktueller Bezugspunkte ist. Und es verweist auf die eigentümliche Stärke der Besiegten: daß sie früher und besser wissen, was die Stunde geschlagen hat.

Chronik in Stein

Chronik in Stein

Roman

  • Author: Ismail Kadare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596191789
  • Category:
  • Page: 266
  • View: 9915
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Italian Politics & Society

Italian Politics & Society

The Review of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Italy
  • Page: N.A
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