Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council,
Barbara Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. She is also a lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University and author Bitter Friends and Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation. She is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran.
A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of the Washington Times, a 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. Slavin also served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.