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Analysis & Commentary - Emanuele Ottolenghi

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3rd January 2014 – National Post

Tehran’s Windfall

Emanuele Ottolenghi

How much sanctions relief will Iran truly get from the interim deal signed late last year in Geneva? In his recent appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives’... more...

2nd January 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Babak Zanjani: An Iranian in the Eye of Turkey’s Storm

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian authorities arrested billionaire Babak Morteza Zanjani Monday after a protracted public campaign against him that began soon after the June election... more...

20th December 2013 – Standpoint

The Rouhani Delusion

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Joint Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear programme that was agreed in late November between Iran and the six world powers is comparable to a marathon... more...

18th December 2013 – National Post

The Bank of Ayatollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Of all the problematic aspects of the Joint Plan of Action recently signed in Geneva by Iran and the six world powers (The United States, Russia, China,... more...

2nd December 2013 – Standpoint

No Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It took only 100 days in office for Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, to fool the United States and its Western allies into believing that his charm offensive... more...

29th November 2013 – National Post

The Ayatollah’s Windfall

Emanuele Ottolenghi

If any proof was needed that the nuclear compromise hammered out in Geneva last month between Iran and the six world powers is a mistake, look no further... more...

19th November 2013 – The New York Times

Stick With Iranian Sanctions to Finish the Job

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Despite a checkered past, sanctions have finally brought Iran to negotiate over its nuclear program -- but they have not inflicted enough damage on Iran's... more...

19th November 2013 – CNN

Enough Talk – Iran Needs to Show it’s Changing

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has been on a charm offensive in an effort to improve relations with the United States. But thus far, his efforts have... more...

15th November 2013 – The Jewish Chronicle

Vive la France for Refusing to Sign this Mad, Bad Agreement

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Who would have ever thought that the only thing standing between the tree-hugging brigade and a nuclear-armed Iran would be a French socialist government? more...

31st October 2013 – Standpoint

Netanyahu, Syria and the Spanish Civil War

Emanuele Ottolenghi

While waiting to hear Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's much anticipated UN speech in September, I read a brilliant essay, "Islamists Assemble", by Michael Weiss on the news website Now Lebanon. more...

27th October 2013 – Real Clear World

About That Medicine Shortage in Iran…

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran wants the West to believe that a sanctions-induced medicine shortage is causing the death of thousands of Iranian citizens, and they're using Western... more...

15th October 2013 – Commentary

What to Do With a Dead Nazi

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Predictably, the death of one of the last living war criminals from the Nazi era has triggered the usual emotional storm, showing how difficult it is for Western... more...

5th October 2013 – The Times of Israel

Seeing Through the Sheep’s Clothing

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In his address to the United Nations, Benjamin Netanyahu described Hassan Rouhani as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but you’d have to be very gullible... more...

25th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Rouhani’s Corrupt Cabinet

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Most Western observers welcomed the end of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s term with a sigh of relief, interpreting new president... more...

25th September 2013 – Standpoint

Hamlet Of The White House

Emanuele Ottolenghi

When, on September 10, President Barack Obama finally addressed the US about his Syria policy, he said that President Bashar al-Assad shared the infamy... more...

24th September 2013 – National Review Online

First Impressions on Rouhani’s Speech

Ali Alfoneh, Emanuele Ottolenghi, John Hannah, Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Here’s how Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s U.N. speech struck five Foundation for Defense of Democracies scholars: more...

24th September 2013 – Commentary

Engagement Is Back

Emanuele Ottolenghi

President Obama’s policy of engagement with Iran is back on track–this is the core message of the president’s speech earlier today at the United Nations... more...

23rd September 2013 – Commentary

Syria’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Emanuele Ottolenghi

When President Obama addressed the nation two weeks ago, he explained his hesitancy in launching a punitive strike against Syria with his now common... more...

3rd September 2013 – The Tower

Iran Is *Really* Good at Evading Sanctions

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Ever since Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program was first exposed in 2002, efforts to convince Tehran to abandon the program have focused on two strategies. more...

30th August 2013 – Commentary

About That Special Relationship

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Some are fretting about whether the special relationship that has bound the United States and the United Kingdom since World War II has been damaged... more...