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 06, 2015
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to moderate a discussion on the nuclear deal with Iran, the opening of a US embassy in Cuba, the Greek financial crisis, and the violence
  • July 02, 2015
    South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al Monitor on the ways in which the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus empowers both Palestinian and Israeli singers, allowing them to overcome their differences:
  • June 30, 2015
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Al Jazeera America to discuss the prospects of a final nuclear deal with Iran:
  • June 29, 2015
    With the arrival of Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, in Vienna Friday, the climax to nearly two years of intensive negotiations is at hand.
  • June 26, 2015
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin moderates a panel at the National Iranian American Council on the geopolitical implications of an Iran nuclear deal: 
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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. 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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