Ghaidaa Hetou | Geopolitical Expert On The Middle East & North Africa

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The Geopolitics Of The MENA Region – Middle East North Africa

An Interview With Ghaidaa Hetou – Founder Of I-Strategic – Geopolitics Of The Middle East

Ghaidaa Hetou Ph.D. is the founder of iStrategic.

Dr. Hetou guides the development and oversees the operational efficiency of iStrategic. She is a consultant and advisor on Middle East and North Africa affairs, specializing in political risk analysis, foreign policy, political economy, geopolitics, and business strategies. Dr. Hetou also writes a weekly Op-Ed in Forbes Middle East.

She joined me for #23 of ‘A Curious Worldview’ podcast to inform us on a little bit of the current Geopolitics of the MENA region.

I was fascinated by the depth of her insights and could have spoken with her for hours on this topic. For me the most exciting moment of the podcast comes towards the end with the discussion of China’s Belt & Road Initiative.

Interview With Ghaidaa Hetou on the ‘Geopolitics & Power Podcast’ – Listen Via Any Podcast Feed

Timestamps From Interview With Ghaidaa Hetou

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:40 – How Did You Become The Founder Of A Political Risk Firm?
  • 05:30 – Where Is Home?
  • 09:40 – What Do You Mean – Common Sense Is Locally Governed?
  • 11:43 – How Do You Collect Your Geopolitical Intel?
  • 18:39 – Major Geographical Considerations For The MENA Region.
  • 22:20 – How Does Understanding The Geography Help Us Understand The MENA Region?
  • 27:35 – A Word On Syrian Migration Into Lebanon & Illegal Migration.
  • 29:56 – The Evergreen Incident On The Suez Canal.
  • 39:50 – Speaking About The BRI – Chinese Belt & Road Initiative.
  • 47:10 – A Quick Minute On The Ethics Of The BRI SEZ’s.
  • 48:45 – Who Are The Big Winners Of The BRI (Except China).
  • 55:50 – The BRI Is So Much More Than Just Roads & Railways.
  • 56:35 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On In The MENA Region?

Links To Ghaidaa Hetou’s Work

Ghaidaa Is The Founder & CEO Of iStrategic, A Political Risk firm of the MENA region.

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