News

1684 Entries

Date Title
20 May. 2022

Senior Course 140: First edition of the Africa Seminar at NDC

On 18 and 19 of May 2022, Senior Course 140 attended the first edition of the Africa Seminar at the NATO Defense College (NDC). The Seminar brought a panel of experts together to talk about North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

19 May. 2022

51st Conference of Commandants

The 51st Conference of Commandants is being held from 17 to 19 May 2022 at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg. The international engagement event gathers participants from Allied and partner nations to discuss the future of professional military education, focusing this year on “Resilience”.

17 May. 2022

SC140 Field Study in New York: 12 May 2022

The last stop on the Senior Course 140 Field Study to the US was a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

17 May. 2022

NATO HQ Armaments and Aerospace Capabilities Directorate visits the NDC

On 16 May 2022, a delegation from the NATO HQ Armaments and Aerospace Capabilities Directorate, led by its Director, Dr Giorgio Cioni, visited the NATO Defense College (NDC). The aim of the visit was to explore opportunities for future cooperation with the College.

16 May. 2022

SC140 Field Study in Norfolk: 11 May 2022

On 11 May 2022 SC140 Course Members spent the day in Norfolk, where they visited Allied Command Transformation.

16 May. 2022

The Problems of the Applied Theory of War


Andrei Kokoshin’s important book, The Problems of the Applied Theory of War, illuminates many questions on how the Russian leadership regards the subject of war. The book is ambitious in scope, exploring what war actually means in the modern world, how political and military objectives interact in times of war, what comprises victory and defeat, and how crises could escalate from an “ordinary war” (obychnaya voina) to a strategic nuclear exchange. Although the author theorises about all contemporary wars, drawing on a wide range of international examples and presenting a methodology for the study of wars as a political and social phenomenon, the book’s main contribution is how it illuminates the key elements of war in Russian military thought. Indeed, published in 2018, the book’s conclusions are highly relevant, helping to understand what the war in Ukraine really means to Moscow, and to what extent the Kremlin might be willing to escalate the conflict and what outcomes it might consider acceptable.

13 May. 2022

War in Europe: preliminary lessons

13 May. 2022

Ambassador of Montenegro to the Republic of Italy and San Marino visits the NDC

On 11 May 2022, the Ambassador of Montenegro to the Republic of Italy and San Marino, Her Excellency Milena Šofranac Ljubojević, visited the NATO Defense College (NDC). The aim of the visit was to introduce the College and its main activities to the Ambassador.

12 May. 2022

SC140 Field Study in Washington, DC: 10 May 2022

The second important visit in Washington, DC was at the Capitol Hill House Liaison Office, of the US Department of State.

12 May. 2022

Visit of the State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Defence to the NDC

On 11 May 2022, the NATO Defense College (NDC) welcomed the State Secretary of the Slovak Ministry of Defence, Mr. Marian Majer, and the Ambassador of Slovakia to Italy, H.E Karla Wursterová. The aim of this visit was to introduce the visitors to the NDC’s mission and activities.