Emanuele Ottolenghi was born in Bologna, Italy. A Political Science graduate of the University of Bologna, he obtained his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught Israel Studies at Oxford from 1999 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Brussels-based Transatlantic Institute. A frequent commentator on Middle East affairs and transatlantic relations for many English-language and Italian publications, he is the author, most recently, of Autodafe: L' Europa, gli Ebrei e' Antisemitismo (Lindau, 2007, in Italian).
An important contribution to the debate about Europe's approach to
Iran ... well-informed, perceptive and sobering. I hope our leaders
will read what Dr Ottolenghi has to say -- General Charles Guthrie,
Chief of the British Defence Staff (1997-2001), Colonel Commandant
of the SAS
How to deal with Iran is one of the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day. Dr Ottolenghi provides a useful guide to the challenge and how to meet it -- Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal, King's College London
Injects much needed urgency, colour and clarity into the debate on Iran * the Economist *