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Mon, Jun 21, 2021

What Iran’s election results portend

Online Event ONLINE EVENT – Following the June 18 presidential elections in Iran, a panel of experts discuss the political landscape and the ballot’s regional and international implications.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT Elections Iran Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

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Thu, May 20, 2021

Experts React: What’s next after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire?

After eleven days of cross-border fighting, Hamas and Israel have agreed to a ceasefire. Atlantic Council experts react to the news, assess the significance of the recent surge in violence, and offer their thoughts on how the international community should deal with the conflict moving forward.

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Sat, May 15, 2021

Slavin quoted in Arab News on upcoming Presidential elections in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Wed, May 5, 2021

Slavin quoted in The Hill on nuclear talks in Vienna

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Barbara Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. 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.