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Analysis & Commentary - Emanuele Ottolenghi

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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...

22nd January 2014 – Politico

The Gold Rush in Tehran

Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will be yucking it up at Davos this week, munching canapés, shaking hands and cutting deals with the global business elite. more...

21st January 2014 – La Razon - Spain

La Bomba Atómica

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Tanto la Administración norteamericana como sus aliados europeos consideran que la arquitectura de sanciones, ardua y lentamente construida para forzar a... more...

20th January 2014 – Hurriyet Daily News

Who’s Afraid of Babak Zanjani?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The corruption scandal which has engulfed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdoğan has everyone focused... more...

9th January 2014 – The Tower

How A Weak Iran Deal Makes Us All Less Safe and War More Likely

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The debate over whether Israel would launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities to blunt Tehran’s nuclear ambitions has always loomed large in the mind... more...

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...