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Analysis & Commentary - Emanuele Ottolenghi

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7th October 2014 – The Jewish Chronicle

Soon, Only Obstacle to an Iranian Bomb Will Be the Israeli Air Force

Emanuele Ottolenghi

As the November 24 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, there is no sign of an agreement. more...

30th September 2014 – Gooya News

Pressure On the IRGC Increases the Chance of a Nuclear Agreement

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

پيام غرب به ايران بايد واضح باشد: مذاکره به قصد مذاکره منجر به کنار گذاشتن تحريم‌ها نمی‌شود. تحريم امپراتوری اقتصادی سپاه، توافق موقت با ايران را نقض نمی‌کند، آن‌هايی را که در ايران با توافق مخالفت می‌کنند و به دنبال اخلال در آن هستند، تضعيف می‌کند و همزمان، قدرت مانور غرب را زنده نگه می‌دارد more...

24th September 2014 – Standpoint

A Devil’s Pact

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since Syria's vicious sectarian war spilled over into Iraq, the mood has been mounting in Washington to cooperate with Iran. more...

19th September 2014 – Business Insider

If The US Wants A Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Nuclear negotiations with Iran are now in their final stretch. But serious gaps remain. more...

17th September 2014 – INSS Memorandum 142

A Nuclear Deal with Iran and the Perils of Sanctions Relief

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Western negotiators routinely explain that the purpose of the sanctions regime against Iran is to increase negotiating leverage against the Islamic Republic. more...

5th September 2014 – Business Insider

Iran’s Leaders Rail Against The West — And Then Send Their Children To Study And Work There

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran’s leaders shut down the entire country’s university system to purge it of Western influence. Scholars were removed; “West-toxification” — a term coined in the 1960s to decry the loss of Iranian authenticity — was brandished as an enemy; the regime even established a new university, Tarbiat Modarres, to imbue new scholars with the values of the Islamic Revolution. more...

28th August 2014 – Standpoint Magazine

Fatal Procrastination

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In his April 2012 speech at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., President Obama said: "We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen — because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts, and because so many others stood silent." more...

18th August 2014 – The National Interest

Time for the EU to Outlaw All of Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

On July 18, barely two years after a Hezbollah suicide bomber murdered five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian bus driver outside a Bulgarian airport, investigators announced that they had identified him as the Lebanese-French dual national Mohamad Hassan El-Husseini. more...

18th July 2014 – The National Interest

Time For A Strong U.S. Effort To Cripple the IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Though a final deal over Iran’s nuclear program is unlikely to take shape in Vienna before Sunday’s self-imposed deadline, the U.S. should make it clear in the negotiations over an extension of the diplomatic talks that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps cannot stand to benefit from sanctions relief. more...

9th July 2014 – Business Insider

European Courts Are Gutting Iran Sanctions Before A Nuclear Agreement Has Even Been Reached

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Negotiators working to solve the diplomatic impasse over Iran’s nuclear program have not yet managed to find common ground with Tehran. more...

6th July 2014 – The Times of Israel

And The Reign Of Terror Continues

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In a recent public spat with his domestic political opponents, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani rebuked conservatives for their continued efforts to impose morality by force. more...

3rd July 2014 – The Hill

Eliciting A Better Deal From Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

After months of public optimism, Iranian and U.S. officials are publicly hinting that they’ve reached an impasse over the nuclear negotiations. more...

1st July 2014 – Moment Magazine

The Activists Who Cry Censorship

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Jewish war over who is entitled to speak about Israel has predictably turned into a question of free speech, with Israel’s fiercest critics insisting that they are being unfairly silenced. more...

26th June 2014 – Standpoint Magazine

Jihad At The Jewish Museum

Emanuele Ottolenghi

For three years, Western governments have viewed Syria mostly as a problem from hell. more...

17th June 2014 – AFPC

The Strategic Logic Of Iran’s Nuclear Drive

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It would be fair to say that history has not been kind to Iran. The gap between its glorious imperial past and its present status as an isolated and vilified power has only widened in the decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. more...

3rd June 2014 – The Jewish Chronicle

Why Not Le Pen, Nigel?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

With 17 seats, Italian comedian-turned-party leader, Beppe Grillo and his party, the Five-Star Movement... more...

3rd June 2014 – Forbes

Prepaid Cards May Be Iran’s Latest Sanctions-Busting Tactic

Emanuele Ottolenghi

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29th May 2014 – Moked

BOOK REVIEW: Un problema reale, un libro debole

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Non è cosa da poco accusare degli ebrei d’esser complici degli antisemiti, ancorché con prove alla mano. more...

29th May 2014 – Standpoint

Where Is The Cavalry?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In 1999, the French foreign minister Hubert Védrine complained about American "hyperpower" ... more...

27th May 2014 – Wall Street Journal

The Ayatollahs’ Sketchy Prospectus

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Investing in Iran is a mistake. The new presidential leadership in Tehran has prompted some investors to think seriously of the Islamic Republic as a promising emerging market. more...