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Settimio Stallone is Associate Professor of International History at the Department of Political Science, University of Naples Federico II.

After being a scholarship holder in Modern and Contemporary History at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, he trained in Rome at the Doctoral School of La Sapienza in History of Treaties and International Relations.

He has taught at the Universities of Lecce and Naples Sister Orsola Benincasa, at the National School of Administration and at the Formez; today he teaches courses at the Accademia dell'Aeronautica Militare Italiana.

Already a member of numerous research projects of national interest, she coordinates university programs of educational-scientific cooperation with Albania and Ukraine, also in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He is a member of the Italian Society of International History, the Italian Association of South-East European Studies, the Italian Society of Military History, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Club Limes of Campania.

A scholar of the history and topicality of international foreign policy and of defence and security issues, he deals with East-West relations during the Cold War years, with particular reference to Albania and the Balkan area.



Main publications

Prove di Diplomazia Adriatica. Italia e Albania 1944-1949 (Torino, 2006);

Ministro a Pietroburgo. Diplomatici e diplomazia italiana in Russia (Roma, 2006);

Quando la cooperazione andava “oltrecortina” (Milano, 2008)

Ritorno a Tirana. La politica estera italiana e l’Albania fra fedeltà atlantica e ambizioni adriatiche (Roma, 2011);

I rapporti italo-albanesi tra Guerra Fredda ed ipotesi di normalizzazione (Roma, 2014)

Fra affinità e divergenze. L’ingresso della Grecia nella NATO e l’azione diplomatica italiana (Roma, 2015);

Così vicina, così lontana. I rapporti fra Italia e Albania negli anni della destalinizzazione e della coesistenza pacifica (1953-1961) (Bari, 2017);

Una speranza che non c’era. Quindici anni di rapporti politici ed economici italiano-albanesi (1961-1976) (Bari, 2019);

Il sabotaggio dei piani alleati per l'Albania. L'Italia e l'operazione BGFiend/Valuable(Roma, 2019)

Realismo e diplomazia. Il ravvicinamento greco-albanese del 1967-1974 (Roma, 2019)


Coordinator of the Scientific and Educational Cooperation Agreement between the University of Naples Federico II and I.I. Mechinikov Odessa National University
Coordinator of the EU programme KA107 University of Naples Federico II - University of Tirana
Coordinator, for the Italian side, of the research project "Italian-Albanian relations in the Cold War years" - Italian Embassy in Tirana / MAECI
Member of the Naples Unit of the research project MIUR-PRIN 2019-21 "Immigration, integration, settlement. Italian-Style"





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