Book Launch: "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: How the United States and Iran missed strategic opportunities for reconciliation"
Barbara Slavin, Senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, on leave as a Jennings Randolph fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and former Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.
This is the first in a series of book talks focusing on new and recent books on Iran. Authors will discuss their own books and, in each instance, we will use the occasion for an examination of major developments in Iran's politics, economy, society and foreign policy.
Barbara Slavin wrote her new book while serving as senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY. The book builds on her six trips to Iran, from 1996 to 2006, and extensive reporting on U.S. diplomacy toward Iran through the summer of 2007. A veteran foreign and diplomatic correspondent, Slavin has accompanied three secretaries of State on their official travels and reported from numerous countries in addition to Iran, including North Korea, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Russia, Libya, Israel and Egypt. Prior to joining USA Today in 1996, she reported for The Economist, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, among other publications.