Barbara Slavin

Barbara Slavin is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Barbara is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the author of a 2007 book on Iran entitled ‘Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation’. A contributor to and among other media outlets, she was assistant managing editor for world and national security at the Washington Times from Jul. 2008 through Dec. 2009. Prior to that, she served for 12 years as senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY where she covered such key issues as the U.S.-led war on terrorism and in Iraq, policy toward «rogue» states and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She accompanied three secretaries of state on their official travels and also reported from Iran, Libya, Israel, Egypt, North Korea, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Barbara, who has lived in Russia, China, Japan and Egypt, has also written for The Economist and The New York Times. She is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy on National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System and C-Span. She wrote her book on Iran, which she has visited seven times, as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in 2006 and spent Oct. 2007 to Jul. 2008 as senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researched and wrote a report on Iranian regional influence, entitled ‘Mullahs, Money and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East’.
El presidente de Iraq, Fuad Masum, en la 69 Asamblea General de la ONU. Crédito: Foto de la ONU/Amanda Voisard

Iraq busca un ministro suní “independiente” contra el EI

El presidente de Iraq, Fuad Masum, anunció que el gobierno busca un suní independiente para ocupar el cargo de ministro de Defensa, en un esfuerzo por mejorar las posibilidades de reunificación del país y de derrotar al grupo extremista Estado

Iraníes escépticos hacia el gobierno de Ruhaní

Una encuesta realizada en Irán tras la elección del presidente Hasán Ruhaní indica que la mayoría se opone a que su país intervenga en Siria e Iraq y cree que el gobierno busca fabricar armas nucleares, aunque sostenga lo contrario.