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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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Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

22nd August 2017 – The Hill

Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran Air planes have been used to transport extremist militants to and from Syria. The US cannot allow the Islamic Republic's airline to buy more planes from Boeing and Airbus with this going on. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd August 2017 – The Hill

Trump’s Iran problem takes to the skies with Iran Air

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran Air planes have been used to transport extremist militants to and from Syria. The US cannot allow the Islamic Republic's airline to buy more planes from Boeing and Airbus with this going on. more...

21st August 2017 – Citado por James Aparicio - Metro Libre

Un 20% de los ingresos de Hezbolá vienen de operaciones ilícitas en la Triple Frontera

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Los recientes atentados terroristas en Barcelona, España y en Turku, Finlandia, se suman a decenas de ataques armados, con bombas o atropellos en Europa, Asia y también África more...

21st August 2017 – Citado por Mariana Gomez del Campo - Publimetro

¿México tendría que tener un protocolo para evitar ataques terroristas?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Europa se ha convertido en el objetivo de los atentados terroristas yihadistas. Desde 2004, los países europeos han vivido 15 ataques terroristas que han cobrado la vida de 576 personas. more...

20th August 2017 – Quoted by Miguel Velazquez - Publimetro

Cárteles mexicanos tienen vínculos con grupos terroristas: analista

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Grupos señalados de terrorismo, como Hezbolá, tienen vínculos financieros con grupos del narcotráfico en México y América Latina, afirmó Emanuele Ottolenghi, académico de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén y director de la Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias. more...