Atlantic Council

Barbara Slavin

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

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Topics

Iran Nuclear Program, Syrian Conflict, US policy in the Middle East , US-Iran Relations

Regions

Egypt, Iran, Middle East, Syria

Languages

English
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Recent Activity

  • July 26, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss the situation in Ukraine following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the ongoing crisis between Israel and Hamas:
  • July 23, 2014
    Based on past experience, here is the likely outcome of the current Israeli-Palestinian fighting:A cease-fire will come in a few days – perhaps by Monday when the fasting month of Ramadan ends – and will last for a year or two. Another
  • July 23, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on the Obama administration's decision to continue nuclear negotiations with Iran: 
  • July 18, 2014
    Interfax quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin on Iran's gas industry:
  • July 17, 2014
    Atlantic Council experts Barbara Slavin and Matthew Kroenig discussed on July 17 what’s at stake in the most recent extension to the Iran nuclear talks.
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Full Bio

Barbara Slavin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (2007), she is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN.

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.

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