Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
TopicsIran Nuclear Program, Syrian Conflict, US policy in the Middle East , US-Iran Relations
RegionsEgypt, Iran, Middle East, Syria
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August 26, 2014South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on a new book about the Iran-Contra scandal:
August 21, 2014South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on US policy toward ISIS:
August 21, 2014The impressive results of U.S. air strikes in Iraq this month are prompting new calls from some quarters for similar U.S. intervention in Syria.Abdulrahman Dadam, president of the Free Aleppo Governorate Council, wrote an impassioned plea for a U.S./NATO noâ€¦
August 17, 2014South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss Iraq, Ukraine, and the differences in foreign policy strategy that exist between President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
August 14, 2014South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor about US-Iranian volleyball diplomacy.
A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of The Washington Times, senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, Cairo correspondent for The Economist, and as an editor at the New York Times Week in Review.
She has covered such key foreign policy issues as the US-led war on terrorism, policy toward "rogue" states, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has traveled to Iran nine times, most recently to report on the inauguration of Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani. Slavin also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she wrote Bitter Friends, and as a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, where she researched and wrote the report Mullahs, Money and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East.