Subscribe to FDD

Analysis & Commentary - Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi's Latest Articles

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


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...

1st May 2014 – Standpoint

Realism in the Middle East

Emanuele Ottolenghi

President Obama's latest attempt to cajole Israel and the Palestinian Authority into reaching a historic peace accord has floundered... more...

5th April 2014 – inFocus Quarterly

Iran’s Nuclear Shadow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

During the past decade, Western diplomats have been engaged in protracted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its... more...

31st March 2014 – Foreign Policy

Turkey’s Teflon Don

Jonathan Schanzer, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan triumphantly addressed thousands of supporters last night from the balcony of his party's headquarters in the... more...

26th March 2014 – Standpoint

Not-So-Revolutionary Rouhani

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since Hassan Rouhani became Iran’s president, he has been on a charm offensive designed to persuade the international community that more...

25th March 2014 – Forbes

Switzerland Is Open To Iranian Business

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

During his recent appearance before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is “ready to welcome... more...

19th March 2014 – International Business Times

Sanctions Against Iran Should Focus On Powerful Revolutionary Guards

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since Hassan Rouhani’s election as the new president of Iran in June 2013, the Islamic Republic has been on a ‘charm offensive.’ Rouhani and his team captivated large... more...

26th February 2014 – Standpoint

Scarlett and SodaStream

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In the same month that the first face-to-face talks between Syria's regime and opposition failed even to create humanitarian corridors to relieve starving Syrians in Homs... more...

24th February 2014 – Aspenia Online - Italy

Iran, The Regional Balance and US Retrenchment

Emanuele Ottolenghi

History will not be kind when it sits in judgment of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Signs are everywhere of an American retreat from world crises. more...

14th February 2014 – The National Interest

Stand Up to Turkey’s Crackdowns

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkey’s democracy is sinking. To fend off a corruption scandal, the government has launched an assault on the independence of the judiciary and police, freedom... more...