Why does Italy often act as a junior partner of NATO rather than the senior partner and major naval power that it is?

On or about three months ago two Italian fishing boats and their crews were high-jacked while in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea by armed militias of one of the most unpredictable dictators in the Arab World. General Haftar, who rules over the eastern half of what was once Libya, ordered the two fishing boats commandeered and forced to dock in a Cyrenaican port, their … Continue reading Why does Italy often act as a junior partner of NATO rather than the senior partner and major naval power that it is?