Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi is the executive director of the Transatlantic Institute. A political scientist by training, he came to Brussels in 2006 after having previously taught Israel Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and at the Middle East Centre of St.Antony’s College, Oxford University. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Bologna. He is a frequent commentator on Israeli domestic politics, the ArabIsraeli conflict, and Europe’s Middle East policy. His columns have appeared on Newsday, Commentary, the National Review Online, The Middle East Quarterly, the Jewish Chronicle, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror; European publications such as Die Welt, Il Corriere del Ticino, L’Unità, il Foglio and Libero.