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Slavin, Barbara

Overview
Works: 42 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 2,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E183.8.I55, 327.73055
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Slavin
Bitter friends, bosom enemies : Iran, the U.S., and the twisted path to confrontation by Barbara Slavin( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive analysis of the complex relationship between the United States and Iran, discussing how each country's cultural habits and political goals have influenced their interactions and the power struggle that has defined their relationship for years
Mullahs, money, and militias : how Iran exerts its influence in the Middle East by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on Iran's interactions with groups in Lebanon, Iraq, and, to a lesser extent, the Palestinian territories. The intent is to help policymakers understand the real extent of Iranian influence so that they can better motivate Iran and its allies to become more constructive actors in the Middle East
Iran : how a third tier cyber power can still threaten the United States by Barbara Slavin( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue brief evaluates Iran's cyber warfare capabilities and the United States' vulnerability to cyber attacks within the context of already tense relations between the two nations. When most people think of the 'military option' against Iran, they imagine a US attack that takes out Iran's most important known nuclear facilities. They expect Iran to retaliate by closing the Strait of Hormuz, sending missiles into Israel, and supporting terrorist attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. But what if the response came in the form of an anonymous cyber attack that shut down the New York Stock Exchange for a few hours? Or an assault that cut off electrical power in a major US city, froze civilian air traffic, or interfered with further military strikes on Iran by conveying incorrect information to American military commanders? The brief explores the history and impact of cyber conflict between the United States and Iran, including the United States and Israel's Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear centrifuges in Natanz, and considers the strategic and political implications of future cyber attacks. Despite Iran's lesser capabilities in the cyber field compared to the United States, it can still pose a significant challenge to the United States in terms of economic and political consequences, the brief concludes
Iran sanctions : preferable to war but no silver bullet by Barbara Slavin( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Obama administration has made remarkable progress in unifying the international community behind tough sanctions on Iran, but it has not achieved its goal of persuading Tehran to curb its nuclear program. Like a frog in a pot of water that is gradually getting hotter, Iran has adjusted to sanctions and even benefited by lifting consumer subsidies that distorted its economy. It is unlikely that the water will reach its boiling point so long as China maintains close economic ties with Iran and the price of oil remains stubbornly high. The U.S. should work with the other members of the P5+1 to reach a common stance on uranium enrichment that would allow Iran to save face while alleviating proliferation concerns
"Strategically lonely" Iran exploits opportunities for regional influence by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief will outline Iran's relations with Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Arab nations across the Persian Gulf and discuss the impact of unsettled Arab politics on Iran. What kind of regional role is the Iranian leadership seeking? How will this role fit in with the aspirations of the Arab states in the Gulf? How are American interests affected? This brief will also make modest proposals for including Iran more purposefully in regional diplomacy, particularly in regard to Afghanistan, while not letting up pressure to preclude Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state. It will underline a dilemma for U.S. policy, which appropriately seeks to penalize Iran over its nuclear program, while shoring up stability in Afghanistan, a process that may require accepting Afghanistan's growing economic ties with Iran, and Iran's role as a major transit route for Afghan and Central Asian trade
US-Iran cultural engagement a cost effective boon to US national security by Ramin Asgard( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Iran will cope with US sanctions by Holly Dagres( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue brief will examine the ways in which Iran will cope with sanctions by recalling how it survived a more punitive multilateral wave led by the Obama administration at a time when Iran was more geopolitically isolated
Iran turns to China, barter to survive sanctions by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctions and Asia's economic miracle have altered Iranian trading patterns in ways that have hurt the Iranian economy but not convinced Iran to suspend its nuclear program. Increasingly isolated from the international banking system, Iran has turned to barter with major customers such as China to keep its economy functioning. As long as global demand for oil and natural gas remains high, Iran will find a way to continue to sell its petroleum products to China, India, and Turkey, as well as to European countries, Japan, and South Korea. There are limits on how ready even US allies will be to embrace more US-imposed sanctions against Iran, especially sweeping measures that are seen as punishing the Iranian people and contributing to higher oil prices. The United States has been remarkably successful in mobilizing international opinion against Iran's nuclear program, its support for terrorism, and its abuse of human rights. For the time being, the US should focus on better implementation of measures already in place to bolster that coalition, rather than enacting new sanctions that could fracture the global consensus on Iran
Rouhani's first one hundred days cautious domestic reforms and nuclear breakthrough by Yasmin Alem( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran's internal politics : the Supreme Leader grows ever lonelier at the top by Yasmin Alem( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the nuclear standoff between Iran and much of the rest of the world deepens, Iranian domestic politics are in turmoil. Trying to reduce endemic conflict within the system, the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has succeeded in recent years in expelling discordant voices and closing off institutional loopholes for dissent. The result is an increasingly narrow space for authorized political expression in Iran, and a regime that is at once more powerful and more weak, relying on an ever-shrinking base of elite and popular approval amid rising social and economic discontent. At the same time, Khamenei has failed to eliminate factionalism and remains vulnerable to a new eruption of opposition from within (or without) the system
The Iran stalemate and the need for strategic patience by Barbara Slavin( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Iran is to continue to evolve in a positive direction, Iranians will have to lead the process themselves. In the meantime, Washington needs to practice strategic patience and avoid overreactions that could set back Iran's political development. Only then will Iran be able to reassume its rightful place as a major regional power that contributes to the peace and prosperity of its citizens and the wider world
The political kaleidoscope turns again in crisis-challenged Iran : 2013 elections by Yasmin Alem( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest Iran Task Force issue brief analyzes the political climate leading up to the June elections in Iran. Iran has never had what the West would regard as free, fair, and competitive elections. The upcoming presidential elections this June will be no such exception, with candidates restricted to eight proven loyalists to the regime. Nevertheless, the vote will be an important barometer of the stability and durability of an embattled regime that is increasingly unpopular domestically and isolated internationally. The elections will also produce a new turn of the kaleidoscope within Iran's shrinking political elite, as existing factions break apart and regroup. The next president is likely to be more moderate in tone, if not in policy, and more competent and less divisive than the outgoing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This could have important implications not just for the country's domestic course but for Iran's confrontation with the United States and the international community over the nuclear question
How reliable is intelligence on Iran's nuclear program? by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting intelligence about Iran's nuclear program has never been easy, and has been hurt by Iran's spotty cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in recent years, along with Iran's long history of telling less than the whole story about its nuclear work. Iranian officials also have a tendency toward bluster that can contribute to both overestimating and underestimating the program. Solid evidence of efforts to achieve nuclear weapons capability has come from technical surveillance, human penetration, and interception of weapons-related imports, as well as Iran's continued production of ever higher grades of enriched uranium with no obvious near-term civilian use. So far, however, there has been no smoking gun when it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons intentions. The IAEA and the UN Security Council, with the support of their member states, should continue to press for more and better access to Iran's nuclear sites and personnel. Intelligence professionals should maintain high critical standards as they evaluate new information. While seeking negotiations, the U.S. and its allies should stress targeted sanctions, stepped-up interdiction of nuclear and dual-use materials, and sabotage of nuclear-related raw materials, equipment, and computer software in order to inhibit Iran's nuclear weapons potential
Will Iran's Human Rights Record Improve? by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a major question has been whether the landmark nuclear deal would have any impact on Iran's other policies, including its record on human rights. While US President Barack Obama's administration stressed that in negotiating the JCPOA its focus was on preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, there was an unstated hope that Iran's reintegration into the global economy as a result of the deal would also promote a less repressive Islamic Republic"--Publisher's description
Mullahs, money, and militias : how Iran exerts its influence in the Middle East by Barbara Slavin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report focuses on Iran's interactions with groups in Lebanon, Iraq, and, to a lesser extent, the Palestinian territories. The intent is to help policymakers understand the real extent of Iranian influence so that they can better motivate Iran and its allies to become more constructive actors in the Middle East."
Mullahs, money, and militias : by Barbara Slavin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mullahs, money, and militias : how Iran exerts its influence in the Middle East by Barbara Slavin( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterans oral history project by Grace E Kimball( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview discussing Mr. Van Tassell's service during World War II as a medic and signal corps switch board operator in German and France
Veterans oral history project by Laszlo Reiszner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview discussing Mr. Cutler's service with the Army's 17th Signal Battalion in Europe during World War II. Mr. Cutler was a heavy truck operator who participated in the Normandy Invasion. Later he helped survivors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its liberation
Veterans oral history project by Harry K Seaholm( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview discussing Mr. Connolly's service in the U.S. Navy as a radio operator during World War II and the Korean War
 
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Bitter friends, bosom enemies : Iran, the U.S., and the twisted path to confrontation
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