Middle East Analyst is a subsidiary of The Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (meepas), and is established and run by Meir Javedanfar MA, Msc.
Meir Javedanfar (right) is an Iranian – Israeli Middle East analyst. He teaches the “Contemporary Iranian Politics” course at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. Mr Javedanfar 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. He has been invited by several Israeli embassies abroad including Latin America to give lectures on Iran at local universities. This is in addition to invitations by the US State Department and The Pentagon.
Meir Javedanfar writes on a regular basis for The Diplomat and previously for The Guardian and Real Clear World. 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 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.
He is a former member of the prestigious Club of Rome Young Think Tank , where he founded the “Beyond Oil” project.