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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October 23, 2014Among 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, Wendyâ€¦
October 18, 2014South 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, nuclear talks with Iran, Ebola, and other recent global developments:
October 15, 2014It 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 indicationâ€¦
October 11, 2014South 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, 2014Vice 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 Presidentâ€¦
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.