Tag Archives: Security


Earthquake in Turkey: natural disasters from a security perspective – by Maria Alvanou

The recent earthquake in Turkey has created a wave of international sympathy, with people sending help from countries all over the world. Greece, a country whose relations with Turkey have been characterized by longstanding (and recently escalating) tension, was one of the first to send help and this may better the situation between the two countries[1]. At the same time inside Turkey, everyday people but also celebrities are showing solidarity[2]. Continue reading


PMC Wagner Propaganda Ecosystem – by Giulia Porrino & Federico Borgonovo

The Wagner propaganda ecosystem is fragmented and made up of different actors that we have categorized. We identified a “top-down” propaganda architecture, composed of different materials disseminated by the leadership of the Wagner company, exploiting traditional media such as television, movies, events, and newspaper. Examples of this are the construction of the Wagner Center in St. Petersburg and movies produced by Aurum Production owned by Prigozhin.

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Beyond Remembrance. Traces of anti-Semitism in the current communication spaces – by Giacomo Buoncompagni

The examples of genocide or individual cases of hate crimes are rather recent episodes and mainly concern the re-emergence of attitudes of racism and xenophobia. Among the phenomena of hostility and aggression towards ‘others’, anti-Semitism is a particular phenomenon that has been growing in recent years throughout Europe. It is in fact an ancient hatred, the ‘longest’ in the history of mankind, expressed towards Jews as such (or as Jean-Paul Sartre already observed, often even in the absence of Jews), but which today takes on new faces and characters depending on the social, cultural, and political context in which we live. Especially in the period around 27 January each year, Remembrance Day, there are punctual acts of anti-Semitism, even in Italy.

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Threat Assessment for Sensitive Buildings against Terrorism in urban environments – by Tiziano Li Piani

The built heritage of European cities is exposed to various hazards of different nature – natural events such as floods or earthquakes but also man-made threats. The escalation of terrorist attacks conducted in urban environments against soft targets necessitates the development of guidelines for the antiterrorism design of buildings and public spaces. Continue reading


U.S. riots and police brutality: responding to a homeland security threat – by Maria Chr. Alvanou

Throughout the U.S. there is turmoil due to the death of George Floyd, attributed to the murderous act of a police officer, already arrested and charged. Reactions have ranged from peaceful demonstrations to serious riots in several cities. Events like burning down police stations and vehicles, as well as vandalisms, looting, clashes with law enforcement, etc have created the background for violence connected with further loss of lives. Continue reading


La sicurezza nella dimensione cinetica del cyberspace. Una nuova “architettura difensiva” per il sistema Italia – by Francesco Balucani

 L’avvento e la diffusione globale delle tecnologie informatiche hanno imposto l’elaborazione di complesse e sofisticate dottrine di cybersecurity da parte degli Stati nazione, al fine di assicurare la sicurezza nazionale nella cosiddetta quinta dimensione della conflittualità. Continue reading


Cyberwar: atomizzazione della rete e minacce ibride – by Francesco Balucani

La nascita di Internet, originariamente inteso come strumento di empowerment per la comunità scientifica, e lo sviluppo progressivo di una dimensione cibernetica sempre più estesa e ramificata, hanno imposto degli sforzi originali da parte degli Stati nazione per assicurare la sicurezza nazionale nella cosiddetta quinta dimensione della conflittualità. Continue reading


Soft Skill e competenze necessarie per la gestione di minacce attuali e future – by Barbara Lucini

L’instabilità socio-politica diffusa di questi ultimi mesi, rappresentata da proteste e aperti scontri violenti nelle piazze di molte città del mondo e il differente profilo assunto dai nuovi scenari della minaccia terroristica, deve necessariamente interrogare chi si occupa della risposta a questi eventi. Continue reading


Terrorismo o non Terrorismo? La duplice definizione dello stesso fenomeno – Barbara Lucini

Fino ad ora l’attenzione verso lo studio e l’analisi delle dinamiche comunicative nel contesto di azioni terroristiche considerava la comunicazione, come strumento tipico del terrorismo e del terrorista, utile per essere consapevoli delle strategie utilizzate, comprendere e rintracciare segnali predittivi di fenomeni estremisti ed eversivi. Continue reading