Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Iranian Public Opinion Under US Sanctions

This panel discussion is on the new public opinion data gathered in Iran over the past six months. The panel will take a closer look at Iranian attitudes to a broad set of issues, including Iran’s regional influence, Iranian relations with the West, and the Iranian nuclear deal.

10:00am Washington DC


Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Trump defends his foreign policy to the world at UNGA

Trump justified his vision for the United States' role in the world to the UNGA crowd. Here what Atlantic Council experts think it means.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Iran

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

De-escalating the Iran crisis via a 31-year-old UN resolution

The roots of the current crisis in the Persian Gulf go back more than three decades to a devastating war between Iran and Iraq. So does a potential face-saving way to begin to de-escalate that crisis.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Iraq

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Slavin quoted in The Washington Examiner on US-Iran relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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 and a columnist for, 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. 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.