Meir Javedanfar
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Meir Javedanfar has been described as “a respected, Iranian-born writer and analyst specializing in Israeli-Iranian relations” by TIME magazine; “one of the best informed observers” by Asia Times; and as “one of the most objective analysts of Iranian affairs” by Negarkha, a leading reformist news blog based in Iran.  Meir is an Iranian – Israeli Middle East Analyst.  He was born in Iran and lived there until eight years after Ayatollah Khomeini's revolution. He now lives in Israel. 

He has briefed government and intelligence officials from no less than 10 countries about Iranian politics, economy, security affairs and the nuclear program. 

Mr Javedanfar currently serves as a political advisor to the Spanish Embassy in Israel and also works as the in house Israeli affairs expert for BBC Persian. 

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

Meir has spoken at numerous conferences in prestigious universities such as George Washington, Foreign Affairs Symposium of The University of Baltimore, Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University as well Club Of Rome conferences in Brazil, Nigeria, Spain and

Meir Javedanfar is the co-author of the first book by independent analysts on the mysterious past of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as Iran’s nuclear program. Called “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran”, the book has been translated into English, Hebrew, Dutch and Polish.  Meir is also the author of “The Islamic Republic of Iran: The Ministry of Information and Security (VAVAK)” for the “PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence: National Approaches (Intelligence and the Quest for Security)”, by Praeger Security International.  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. Meir runs the Tel Aviv based Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (meepas), and the Middle East Analyst blog.

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. 

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 the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in New York City.  Meir recently became an advisor to the Athens based Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). 

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