Afghanistan: a conflict that has cost Italy 8.4 billion euro

By 11 September 2021, US and NATO troops will leave Afghanistan, after twenty years of the so-called ‘war on terror’ that began with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. This is certainly an important decision (defined as “epochal” by the Italian Foreign Minister) and will start on …

Italian military expenditures growing strongly: over €26 billion on an annual basis

The increase is 6.4% with a raise of more than 1.5 billion euros compared to 2019. Methodological note This sheet elaborated by the Mil€x Observatory on Italian military expenditure aims to provide the most precise and in-depth assessment possible of the Italian State’s military investments in 2020 with the documentation currently available. A methodological premise …

Why Majority of NATO Members in No Rush to Meet 2% GDP Mark

Articolo pubblicato su Sputnik News.com il 10 giugno 2017   This year Italy will once again ramp up its military outlays to meet NATO’s requirement agreed upon in 2006 that members spend at least two percent of their GDP on defense. In an interview with Sputnik, Enrico Piovesana, a defense expert and the co-founder of the Observatory …