Events

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The complexities of unraveling US sanctions and returning to the JCPOA

Online Event A new paper written by Brian O'Toole, discusses the complexities of sanctions relief in particular and the prospects for US diplomacy with Iran under the Biden administration.

12:00pm Arms Control Economic Sanctions Economy & Business Iran

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Sat, Jan 2, 2021

Slavin quoted in Al Jazeera on US-Iran tensions in the final weeks of the Trump administration

In the News

Iran Middle East

Sat, Jan 2, 2021

Slavin quoted in South China Morning Post on US-Iran relations under the incoming Biden administration

In the News

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jan 1, 2021

Soleimani assassination failed to re-establish ‘deterrence’ against Iran

The threat of a wider war between the US and Iran remains as both the Trump administration and Israel have recently deployed more assets to the region including submarines, aircraft carriers and B-52 bombers.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Middle East

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 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. 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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