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Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Europe, Iran - Human Rights, Hezbollah, Israel, Iran, Iran - Sanctions

Biography:

Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert at its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance focused on Hezbollah's Latin America illicit threat networks and Iran's history of sanctions evasion. His research has examined Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its links to the country’s energy sector and procurement networks. His areas of expertise also include the EU's Middle East policymaking, transatlantic relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israel's domestic politics. He is author of The Pasdaran: Inside Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran: The Looming Crisis, and Under a Mushroom Cloud: Europe, Iran and the Bomb.

Prior to joining FDD, Dr. Ottolenghi headed the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels and taught Israel Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. He obtained his Ph.D. in political theory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, preceded by undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Bologna.

Dr. Ottolenghi blogs at The Hill. His columns have also appeared in leading outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and London's The Sunday Times.

Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert at its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance focused on Hezbollah's Latin America illicit threat networks and Iran's history of sanctions evasion. His research has examined Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its links to the country’s energy sector and procurement networks. His areas of expertise also include the EU's Middle East policymaking, transatlantic relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israel's domestic politics. He is author of The Pasdaran: Inside Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran: The Looming Crisis, and Under a Mushroom Cloud: Europe, Iran and the Bomb.

Prior to joining FDD, Dr. Ottolenghi headed the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels and taught Israel Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. He obtained his Ph.D. in political theory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, preceded by undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Bologna.

Dr. Ottolenghi blogs at The Hill. His columns have also appeared in leading outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and London's The Sunday Times.

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Time to Designate Hezbollah as a Transnational Criminal Organization

4th October 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Time to Designate Hezbollah as a Transnational Criminal Organization

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Intended to fight transnational organized crime, Executive Orders 13581 and 13773 lay out a clear policy that identifies the convergence between terror finance networks and transnational organized crime as a critical threat to our national security. Regardless, neither President Trump nor President Obama designated Hezbollah as a Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO). more...

Analysis & Commentary

20th November 2017 – Citado por Damián Nabot - La Nacion

Interés de EE.UU. por la Triple Frontera

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Robert Pittenger integra el grupo de legisladores republicanos que mantienen su apoyo público y privado al presidente Donald Trump , incluso al grado de acusar de "neuróticos" a los medios de comunicación que ventilan escándalos por los contactos entre la familia presidencial y Rusia. more...

15th November 2017 – Citado por Ultima Hora

Paraguay, entre los países que menos pagan impuesto al tabaco

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Datos oficiales entregados por el Ministerio de Hacienda al Frente Guasu señalan que Paraguay es el segundo país con menor carga impositiva por venta de tabaco en relación a otros países del mundo. Chile es la nación que aplica mayor impuesto por cajetilla vendida. more...

15th November 2017 – Citado por ANDigital

Se puso en marcha la Mesa Nacional Antipiratería

Emanuele Ottolenghi

El titular de la CAME, Fabián Tarrío, expresó que “la venta ilegal es un negocio millonario, diseñado por mafias organizadas que desarrollan un sistema de trabajo esclavo, trata de personas en talleres clandestinos, contrabando, robo, competencia desleal y corrupción”. more...

15th November 2017 – Citado por El Cronista

Lanzaron una mesa nacional para combatir la piratería

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Funcionarios del Ministerio de Seguridad que comanda Patricia Bullrich, la Confederación de la Mediana Empresa (CAME) y la Asociación Civil Antipiratería Argentina (ACAA) firmaron ayer un acuerdo de cooperación para la lucha contra la venta ilegal y la piratería. more...