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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 Iran. 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 and has a monthly column in the British current-affairs magazine Standpoint. His columns have also appeared in leading outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and 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 Iran. 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 and has a monthly column in the British current-affairs magazine Standpoint. His columns have also appeared in leading outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Sunday Times.

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The Iranian Express

21st July 2017 – The Weekly Standard

The Iranian Express

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Tehran is using its airlines to transport fighters to Syria. It shouldn't be buying more planes from Airbus and Boeing. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th July 2017 – Plus55

Brazilian drug gang PCC is strengthening its links with Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Brazil’s largest drug gang, the PCC, is strengthening its links to Lebanese group Hezbollah. The two groups are working together to jointly strengthen their financial power through goods trafficking. The PCC reportedly smuggles drugs and arms to the Lebanese paramilitary group, plus electronic products, cigarettes, clothing and fuel. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by the Editors - The Weekly Standard

Borrowed Time

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Six months into its existence, the Trump administration seems unsure what its stance toward Iran ought to be. That’s less because the current president and his advisers don’t know what they think about Iran’s leaders than because the previous president committed the United States to a reckless and credulous agreement—the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. more...

21st July 2017 – The Weekly Standard

The Iranian Express

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Tehran is using its airlines to transport fighters to Syria. It shouldn't be buying more planes from Airbus and Boeing. more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by Eric R. Mandel - The Jerusalem Post

Should The Flawed Iran Deal Alter US Interest In Regime Change?

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Emanuele Ottolenghi

With Obama's out, what happens next with Iran? more...