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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  • October 29, 2014
    The final results of parliamentary elections had yet to be announced, but Rachid Ghannouchi, head of Tunisia's moderate Muslim Ennahda party, called the head of a secular alliance, Nidaa Tounes, on Monday to congratulate him on what appeared to be
  • October 26, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, Turkey, North Korea, Hong Kong, and other international news stories making headlines lately: 
  • October 26, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on a recent visit to Washington by an Egyptian delegation:
  • October 23, 2014
    Among the arguments marshaled by those wary of a nuclear agreement with Iran is that past efforts to negotiate away North Korea's nuclear weapons program failed.Iran's regime, they argue, is just as untrustworthy as North Korea's and what's more, Wendy
  • October 23, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on an address given by Department of Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen: 
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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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