Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
TopicsIran Nuclear Program, Syrian Conflict, US policy in the Middle East , US-Iran Relations
RegionsEgypt, Iran, Middle East, Syria
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March 08, 2014Reports that UN special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is considering resigning should not surprise anyone. Two rounds of “peace talks” in Geneva between the Syrian regime and émigré opposition figures produced no progress toward a political solution of the conflict, which…
February 27, 2014Why do despots invariably have such atrocious taste? Ukrainians wandering wide-eyed through the palace outside Kyiv of fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych simultaneously marveled and gagged at the gilded furniture, stuffed dead cats and gold bathroom fixtures. But their elation at overturning…
February 26, 2014South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin covers Tunisian political leader Rachid Ghannouchi's visit to Washington for Al Monitor:
February 21, 2014South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's "Encounter" program to discuss the outcome of recent talks to curb Iran's nuclear program:
February 20, 2014South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al Jazeera America that it may be time to send American diplomats back to Iran:
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.