A Strategic Outlook on Middle Eastern Affairs

Beirut-based Middle East Strategic Perspectives was launched in 2012. We provide political risk consultancy services focusing on strategic sectors in the MENA region, including defense, security, energy, health, transportation, aeronautics, telecoms. It offers decision-makers a better understanding of the continuously evolving geopolitical landscape.

Our services are operational in nature, designed to facilitate decision-making.

MESP is uniquely positioned to provide a reading grid that allows a better comprehension of the political, social and economic environments. It draws on its in-house expertise and extensive network to forecast new trends, offer in-depth analysis and strategic consultancy, to anticipate and control the risks inherent to the business environment.

Geopolitical Risk

We draw on our combined expertise and an explicitly pragmatic approach to offer a unique understanding of the regional dynamics affecting your business.

Business Intelligence

We put our analytical skills to work to treat information and transform raw data into actionable intelligence giving you solid basis to make an informed decision. ​

Strategic Monitoring

We offer a round-the-clock scanning of your environment to provide you with a strategic advantage over your competitors, and to anticipate and manage risks.

Business Diplomacy

We help you devise a strategy to manage interactions with government and non-government stakeholders to seize new opportunities, minimize political risks, prevent potential conflicts and safeguard your image.

   Products & Services  

Custom research

Stakeholder maps



Due Diligence

> In addition to our bespoke products & services, we provide periodic reports <

Monthly Report

Our monthly oil & gas report provides operational insights into the oil and gas sector in Lebanon and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Bi-weekly Bulletin

La LettreM est un bulletin bimensuel dédié aux relations entre la France et les pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord.


Fadi K. Assaf is the cofounder of Middle East Strategic Perspectives and the founder and CEO of Support Consultant Offshore SARL [SCO] and Support MESP.

He specializes in international affairs, economics, defense and security, with a focus on the MENA Region. His clients are among the leaders in their sectors: defense, aeronautics, energy, pharmaceutics, strategic intelligence. He also works for governmental institutions and NGOs.

He served as Head of Research and Studies at the Lebanese Presidency’s General Directorate and as an Advisor to the President and to the Government of Lebanon.

Fadi K. Assaf holds a Ph.D in Political Science with a focus on the Arab-Persian Gulf (Defense and Security), a Higher Studies Diploma (DESS) in National Defense, and a M.A. in Economics. Dr. Assaf attended the (58th) National Session of the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies [www.ihedn.fr].

He is the recipient of several honors and awards. He was awarded the National Order of the Cedar (Lebanon) and the National Order of Merit (France).

Mona E. Sukkarieh is a political risk consultant and cofounder of Middle East Strategic Perspectives.

She heads the Energy unit at MESP, focusing on energy geopolitics and the emerging oil and gas sector in Lebanon and the countries bordering the Eastern part of the Mediterranean.

She advises a variety of governmental institutions on energy-related matters, international companies interested in the oil and gas sector in Lebanon and in the Eastern Mediterranean, and international organizations providing assistance to Lebanon in managing its nascent sector.

Previously, she worked with various international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme and the State University of New York’s Center for International Development, on governance-related projects in the Arab world.

She holds a PhD degree in International Relations. Her dissertation focused on anticipation in the management of the oil and gas sector in Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon.


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