Category Archives: Italy

Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART II : The last scandal under the 1977 Legal Framework

“Could societies do without spies altogether? He [Italian President Francesco Cossiga] wished to know. What did I think? How was a supposed democracy to control its spies?  How should Italy control them? – as if Italy was a separate case, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Italian Intelligence Agencies — PART I : The Scandals

“Here in Italy, the possible complicity of the government of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister at the time, is one of the most difficult issues in the case. Among the Italians indicted Friday were Nicolo Pollari, who until earlier this … Continue reading

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Italian Intel Agencies: ISIS Terrorism Risk “increasingly acute”

“Fundamentalist terrorism is spreading to a worrying degree in other areas, such as Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the Balkans.” DIS — Annual Report 2016 The 2016 annual report by the Italian Department of Intelligence and … Continue reading

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CIA Covert Ops in Italy Lasted Long After the 1948 Elections (National Security Archive)

“Despite rhetoric, Eisenhower was not prepared to intervene militarily to block Communists short of forcible seizure of power.” Dr. Ronald D. Landa State Department — Office of the Historian Washington, D.C. February 7, 2017 – CIA covert aid to Italy … Continue reading

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