Emanuele Ottolenghi, PhD
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Emanuele Ottolenghi serves as an expert at FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance where he focuses on Hezbollah's Latin America illicit threat networks and Iran's history of sanctions evasion. 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, Ottolenghi headed the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels and taught Israel Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. He obtained his PhD in political theory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, preceded by undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Bologna. Ottolenghi blogs at The Hill. His columns have also appeared in leading outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and London's The Sunday Times.