Barbara Slavin

Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today

Barbara Slavin has been the senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today since 1996.

She draws from many years of reporting on the Middle East, which includes six trips to Iran, extensive coverage of U.S.-led negotiations between Arabs and Israelis, the Iran-Iraq war, the evolution of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism — among many other issues.

In addition to USA Today, Slavin has written for the New York Times, the Economist, Business Week, Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. In 2006, she was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she completed her first book, “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation” (St. Martin’s Press, 2007).

Slavin holds a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Harvard University.

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