Profound analytical expertise

Research and analysis with a passion for changing the world into a safe-guarded place

MEA – MidEastAnalyst policy experts bring a diverse spectrum of professional and educational experiences, cultural background and a vast array of disciplines to enrich and empower MEA’s performance. At MEA, the leadership’s role is shared with the whole team – including students and volunteers – all are decision-makers. This enabled MEA to promote innovation, valued-added and creativity of the team and develop its own unique analysis tools, which have proven to have an accurate strategic forecast. MEA’s experts live by their slogan: “A passion to be part of MEA. A passion for changing the world into a safe-guarded place: Lebanon, Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Turkey, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Israel. ~ Joumana Gebara”

Joumana Gebara

Joumana Gebara

President and Chief Executive Officer

Leadership of MEA – MidEastAnalyst

Joumana Gebara is president and chief executive officer of MEA- MidEastAnalyst, a nonpartisan research organization that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. MEA is also specialized in digital communication, social media analysis, media consulting, cross-cultural counseling and linguistic utilities. Gebara has helped MEA become a leading source of expertise, analysis and evidence-based ideas in an increasingly complex and polarized policy-making environment.

Biography of Joumana Gebara

Lebanon, Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Turkey, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Israel

Results-oriented international communication, advertising and marketing strategist with multidisciplinary expertise in the private and public sector. Expert at tracking and analyzing media and social media narratives, networks and influencers. Professional instructor in versatile educational disciplines. Political and cross-cultural expert with multiple language skills and extensive historical, religious and legal system knowledge of Middle Eastern countries. Professional writer and investigative reporter. Selected as the only Lebanese woman from a non-feudal political family to monitor U.S. presidential electoral campaign.

Recent local clients have included: Lebanon’s Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Municipality of Jdeideh, Spirales Editions and Randa Bou Habib Translation Office, MidEastAnalyst. Fluent in: English, Arabic, German, French, Italian.

As a Political Risk Analyst with over 20 years’ experience covering Europe and the Middle East, Senior Social Media SME and Terrorism Analyst, Gebara acquired in-depth experience and political knowledge on the status of Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Palestinian territories and Egypt. Specialized in extensive research, political assessments, strategic planning and thorough insight in political networks, Gebara proved to be a think tank, who is able to provide key insight into the complex political developments of the Middle Eastern region in various languages.

Previously, in the field of education as lecturer at the university at the faculties of Business administration and Economics as well as Humanities, which encompassed various senior graduate courses, Gebara ensured that students can put the theoretical education of students into practice. Through her education and working experience in several companies and public institutions in various countries, Gebara was able to acquire a broad knowledge and analytical mind. Gebara is able to assess markets and political developments in the Middle East within a short time. Most – if not all of her political developments’ forecasts, prognosis and analysis – were extremely accurate and avant-gardist.

Already in Germany, Gebara was voted for in absentia to represent the evening university in her area at the International Linguistic Progress. Today, Gebara was chosen to represent and manage MEA – MidEastAnalyst because of her expertise, passion in what she does, respect to the views and wisdom in managing the team. Gebara is often quoted and interviewed in diverse disciplines. Gebara is reliable, honest and has a unique human approach despite the conflict of interests, which has proven key success for her career and for MEA – MidEastAnalyst. Joumana Gebara was always a role model for her compatriots, she dares what few dared. Her political opinion was highly estimated and her analytical proposals were permanently visionaire and light years ahead of her generation.

Keywords: Lebanon, Syria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Turkey, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Israel


No difference between Sunni and Shiite Mujahideen – by @JoumanaGebara

Joumana Gebara discards the terrorist Shiite or Shia Mujahideen. they try to portray themselves as “saviors” and “fighters” of terrorism, but in reality are the same as Sunni Mujahideen. Both terrorists have the same agenda: They want to establish an Islamic Caliphate or Imamah. Shia use deception, hanging, burning, stabbing, torturing and other methods to achieve their goal.

A unique archive with video samples disclosed by MEA, which remain uncovered by the Western media, incriminate the Shia Mujahideen and the Russian network. MEA also analyzes in-depth the methods used by Shia Mujahideen to expand and achieve their goal.


Joumana Gebara

Investigative Journalist, Analyst, MEA - MidEastAnalyst

Ανεβαίνει επίπεδο η Συρία: Στήνει αερογέφυρα μεταφοράς όπλων η Ρωσία – Συστήματα ηλεκτρονικού πολέμου και Sukhoi στέλνονται στη Δαμασκό
– by pentapostagma


Media, Pentapostagma

‘Islam, eternal religion of peace’: Charlie Hebdo hits Muslim world with another scathing cartoon – by @DaveVUrbanski

Dave Urbanski

Writer and editor, The Blaze

Au Liban, les policières dévoilent leurs gambettes – by Ikram Belarabi

Female police in shorts create an outcry in some Lebanese circles.
Brummana’s police insists: We are a tourist country and more than 60% of its female population wears shorts.
The police only reflects the population.

— Joumana Gebara (@GebaraJoumana1) 19 juin 2018

Ikram Belarabi

Magazine, Plurielle

La vida después de DAESH – by @JoseAntonio_BG

En opinión de Baños, aplicar medidas represivas contra este grupo solo serviría para ahondar en su radicalización, un punto de vista que comparte la libanesa Joumana Gebara, especialista en geopolítica de Oriente Próximo. Gebara detalla puntos para una revisión teórica del Islam a nivel global, y defiende la creación de consejos locales integrados por representantes de distintas etnias, credos y facciones, así como centros para prestar ayuda psicológica sobre el terreno. “Es un plan a corto y largo plazo, no habrá resultados inmediatos e incluso veremos emerger nuevas organizaciones parecidas a DAESH”, explica Gebara desde Beirut por correo electrónico.

Jose Bautista

Journalist, La Marea

What We Know About The EgyptAir Flight That Vanished En Route From Paris To Cairo – by @KimberRicci

Kimberly Ricci

News Editor, Upproxx

Why the Rohingya are being persecuted? – by @Bachir El-Nakib

Because they are at the wrong place at Mynmar, a strategic location for The Belt

The OBOR – China New Silk Road and Gas and more… Did you ask yourself why Rohynga didn’t fly to China which is nearer than Bangladesh? The answer is China, said Joumana Gebara (Geopolitical Analyst & Senior SME)
Bachir El-Nakib

Senior Consultant, CAMS

US Builds Up Base In Syria Before Push On ISIS Capital – by @esaagar

Saagar Enjeti

Reporter, The Daily Caller

Επίθεση ενόπλων σε χριστιανούς Κόπτες στην Αίγυπτο – Τουλάχιστον 28 οι νεκροί (εικόνες) – by @altsantirigr


Reporter, Altsantiri

Iran-backed Iraqi militia declares support for Houthis – by Mina Aldroubi

“I am a soldier standing at the signal of Abdul Malik Al Houthi. I say to you, sir, that I am at your disposal,” Mr Al Walai said in a video posted on Twitter.

      ᴶᴼᵁ〽️ᴬᴺᴬ ᴳᴱᴮᴬᴿᴬ@JoumanaGebara__

Mina AlDroubi

Journalist, The National

Crise dans le Golfe : les dessous de la fausse rumeur de coup d’Etat au Qatar – Un «Front de libération du Qatar» sorti de nulle part – by @LeParisienMonde

Que ce soit sur Twitter, Facebook ou sur des médias du Moyen-Orient, on retrouve une seule et même source : un communiqué signé du «Front de Libération du Qatar». Quatre annonces -traduites en anglais par une journaliste experte de la région, Joumana Gebara, y sont faites :

I translated the #Qatar Communique by pseudo-opposition to #English – Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) 5 juin 2017

Autre étrangeté : l’heure à laquelle l’information a fuité pour la première fois. Joumana Gebara s’étonne à 00h52 sur Twitter, soit environ une heure et demie après les premières publications, de l’écart entre l’heure de publication, relevée par Google, et l’heure indiquée sur le premier site-relais. «C’est bizarre que Google dise que l’article a été posté il y a quinze heures alors que l’article parle de 23h29», écrit-elle. 

3/ Disturbing is that google says article posted 15 hours ago, but the article says at 11:29 pm – Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) 5 juin 2017


Journalist, Le Parisien

Lebanese seek exit from Middle East post-Brexit – by @AlBawaba

Didnt I tell you let’s #Lebxit from #MiddleEast? Middle East is for criminals and bloodthirsty warmongers #Qaa

— Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) June 27, 2016

AlBawaba The Loop

News, AlBawaba

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