Barbara Slavin


Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi (blue) wrestles with USA's Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev in the men's 125kg freestyle semi-final match on Aug. 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Will new travel ban impede Iran-US athletic competition?

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

Champion American wrestler Jordan Burroughs says he feels nothing but love from Iranians but “obviously, Donald Trump sees Iran a little different than I see Iran.”

US wrestlers barred from Iran in retaliation for Trump visa ban

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

As US-Iran relations deteriorate over visa bans and missile launches, sports exchanges are collateral damage.

Iranians believe Trump will violate nuclear deal

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

A new poll shows Iranian dissatisfaction with economic gains since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action went into effect and apprehension about the policies of the new Trump administration.

Iran loses flawed champion of renewed ties with US

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

A powerful and pragmatic political figure both before and long after his term as Iranian president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart attack at age 82, leaving the task of safeguarding the nuclear agreement and outreach to Washington to President Hassan Rouhani and others he groomed over the years.

US Treasury official praises Saudi cooperation against terror funding

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

Assistant Treasury Secretary Daniel Glaser says there has been substantial progress reducing funds amassed by the Islamic State, but warns that IS could seek external financing if it loses its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.

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Barbara Slavin is the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor and acting director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On Twitter: @BarbaraSlavin1

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