Gli Stati Uniti “arsenale della democrazia”: il Lend-Lease Act dalla Seconda guerra mondiale alla guerra in Ucraina


  • Daniela Vignati Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Mariele Merlati Università degli Studi di Milano


Parole chiave:

Lend-Lease Act, U.S. support to Ukraine, U.S. and WWII, U.S. and war in Ukraine


According to the U.S. Department of Defense, up until December 2022 the Biden Administration has invested approximately $20 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. Part of this total amount has been allocated under the provisions of Public Law 117-118, known as “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022”. Passed by the Congress earlier this year, such law clearly evokes the nearly homonymous act of 1941. The essay intends to bring some historical perspective into the analysis of the current U.S. effort to support Ukraine.

Biografie autore

Daniela Vignati, Università degli Studi di Milano


Mariele Merlati, Università degli Studi di Milano

Professore Associato

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