Our guest is Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center who's also the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. (You can read some her recent Al-Monitor articles here.) Slavin is also the author of "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation" --- and she regularly discusses Iran and/or America's relationship with Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN. Previously, she served as assistant managing editor for world and national security at The Washington Times, as senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today, and as Cairo correspondent for The Economist. Slavin has also worked as an editor at the Week in Review section of the Sunday New York Times. Last night, she gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations entitled, "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?" This is the key question of our wide-ranging conversation with Slavin on today's ST.