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

  • October 15, 2014
    It was the sort of vote that's still hard to imagine taking place in the U.S. Congress: an overwhelming if non-binding endorsement of an independent Palestinian state by the British House of Commons.The 274-12 vote on Monday was another indication
  • October 11, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss ongoing developments in Syria, Iraq, and Hong Kong, as well as the threat of the Ebola virus: 
  • October 09, 2014
    Vice President Joe Biden got into hot water over the weekend when he accused Turkey and other U.S. allies of complicity in the rise of the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS).Biden, who was forced to apologize to President
  • October 09, 2014
    South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on the Obama Administration's recent decision to downgrade the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative: 
  • October 02, 2014
    There are still nearly two months to go before the deadline for an Iran nuclear agreement, but already both sides are preparing for the possibility that talks might fail.In New York last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a group
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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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