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About meepas

meepas is an independent political and economic analysis company.

Our Mission Statement

Primary Goal:

Production of focused, objective and accurate analysis reports on the economy and politics of all 16 countries of the Middle East for all clients.

Secondary Goal:

As a Middle Eastern company our secondary goal is to encourage investment and economic development in the Middle East as a whole.

This is in line with our belief that economic development is one of the most effective long term solutions to the political and economic problems plighting the lives of many innocent people in the region.

Delivery of objective and accurate information on the economy and politics of all Middle Eastern countries, some of which is free on our website for potential investors is our method of achieving this goal.

Subscribers from the UAE, Iran, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority and Israel is a testament to the accuracy and objectivity of our analysis.

meepas is established and managed by Meir Javedanfar MA, MSc.

 Meir Javedanfar (right) has been described as “a respected, Iranian-born writer and analyst specializing in Israeli-Iranian relations” by TIME magazine; a prominent Iranian-Israeli analyst by The Daily Telegraph; “one of the best informed observers” by Asia Times; and as “one of the most objective analysts” by Negarkha, a leading reformist news blog based in Iran.

Meir is an Iranian born and Iranian and British educated Middle East Analyst based in Tel Aviv. He has a Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University , as well as extensive experience in the analysis of Middle Eastern economic and political issues.

Mr. Javedanfar is multilingual. He speaks Farsi, Hebrew, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been consulted in all of the aforementioned languages by numerous media organizations including CNN, FOX News, BBC, The New York Times and others. He has also lectured at numerous universities and conferences, such as George Washington University, Foreign Affairs Symposium of University of Baltimore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and conferences in Brazil, Nigeria, Spain and Italy.

Meir Javedanfar is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Real Clear World, as well as Al Jazeera English and France 24. He is also the co-author of “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran ”. Published in English, Hebrew, Dutch and Polish, the book focuses on the mysterious past of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as Iran’s nuclear program.

Meir is also the author of “The Islamic Republic of Iran: The Ministry of Information and Security (VAVAK)” for the book PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence: National Approaches (Intelligence and the Quest for Security )”, by Praeger Security International.

He serves as an expert on the United Nation Alliance of Civilisations - Global Experts Resource Project.

Meir is also a member of the prestigious Club Of Rome – TT30 Think Tank , where he founded and currently manages the Beyond Oil project.

He is also a member and contributor to the Gulf 2000 Middle East Project which is run by School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in New York City.

Meir Javedanfar 's contact details can be found here

Senior Researcher and analyst

Alon van Dam spent 5 years as an international-affairs journalist, contributing to Ha'aretz, NRC, Metro and others before becoming a researcher for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Jabotinsky Institute and later spokesman for the Kadima Party. His special interests are the European media's perception of the Middle East and US foreign policy. Alon studied International Relations at Utrecht University.

Intern Analysts

Fernando Ariel Gimenez has recently joined our team. He is from the city of Rosario in Argentina and is currently studying International Relations at Universidad Abierta Interamericana. Fernando speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese fluently. He is also studying Arabic. His professional areas of interest are Syria, Hezbollah, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fernando runs the Oriente Miedo blog, which analyzes events in the Middle East in Spanish.

The graphics work for the meepas.com web site was designed and implemented by Ivette Barmac .

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