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

  • September 14, 2015
    Please join the Atlantic Council on September 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the launch of a new paper which argues that, contrary to the perception that Iran is determined to expand its intervention in regional conflicts,
  • August 24, 2015
    Heinrich Boll Stifting North America interviews South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin on the Iran nuclear deal debate in the United States: 
  • August 21, 2015
    Independent Journal Review quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin and Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Matthew Kroenig on the recent reports that Iran will conduct its own inspections of nuclear facilities, discrediting the allegations:
  • August 21, 2015
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss ISIS violence in Syria, the explosions in Cairo, the Iran deal, and US politics:
  • August 15, 2015
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Al Jazeera to discuss the challenge of securing approval for the 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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