Barbara Slavin, The New York Times

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Past articles by Barbara:

A Scorched Earth Strategy on Iran

The assassination of a top nuclear scientist isn’t about stopping a bomb — it’s about preventing diplomacy. Joe Biden doesn’t have to let it work. → Read More

Bolton's Book is an Instruction Manual for How Not to Do Foreign Policy

He did his best to block Trump's few good instincts and prevent the president from having any diplomatic successes. → Read More

Throttled by U.S. Sanctions, Iran Struggles With the Coronavirus

Hopefully this moment will lead to more diplomacy, including between Washington and Tehran. → Read More

Donald Trump: The New Anti-Shiite Tyrant

By killing Soleimani, he's shown his ignorance of the power of martyrdom in Shia theology and his dislike of Muslims generally. → Read More

Qassim Suleimani’s Killing Will Unleash Chaos

Revenge is not a strategy. → Read More

Iran and the Poisonous Fruits of ‘Maximum Pressure’

This is what happens when you unilaterally pull out of a nuclear deal and then try to smother another country. → Read More

Sanctions: Trump’s Cruel Substitute for an Actual Iran Policy

The president thinks he's getting tough on the mullahs when he's really just causing ordinary people to suffer. → Read More

A year after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran digs in

The Trump administration calls it “maximum pressure” but Washington’s ability to further squeeze Tehran is constrained. → Read More

Donald Trump Enjoys Destroying Barack Obama’s Achievements

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. → Read More

Trump to take on Iran at UN Security Council table

Blasting the Islamic Republic is low-hanging fruit for an embattled President to please his base ahead of midterms. → Read More

On Iran, the Neocons Are No Ronald Reagan

They think they can pressure Tehran to collapse a la the USSR. That's nonsense. → Read More

How U.S. Iran Policy Hurts Iran and America

It started with the Iraq War, which enlarged Iran's regional power. → Read More

Pompeo’s Mission Impossible on Iran

His unrealistic plan could set up the U.S. for a second major nuclear crisis. → Read More

Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal

Donald Trump has shaken our transatlantic relationships to their foundations. Now the Europeans are fighting back. → Read More

The Dangerous Consequences of US Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

European leaders have vowed to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal if US President Donald J. Trump carries out his threat to withdraw later this week. But unlike the Paris climate accord and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the... → Read More

Boeing finds other buyers as prospects for Iran sales dwindle

There is a sense of deja vu as Boeing finds other countries, including the United Arab Emirates, to fill its order books amid US government pressure. → Read More

Macron proposes new, bigger Iran deal to stave off U.S. exit

New terms would prolong nuclear restrictions, limit ballistic missiles and address Syria and Yemen. → Read More

Forget Trump, Europe Needs to Convince Iran to Save Nuclear Deal

As French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington, a top priority will be convincing his American counterpart to stay within the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran. → Read More

As threats to Trump mount, allies must uphold the Iran deal

Perhaps France’s Emmanuel Macron can convince Trump he will retain far more leverage over Iran within the existing nuclear deal. → Read More

After the Protests, Iranian Anger Still Simmers

Iranians are furious with their government and Donald Trump. But whether the regime can survive is up for debate. → Read More