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Andrew J. Bowen

Andrew J. a Ph.D. is a Global Fellow in the Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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2017 — a year of renewal?

The end-of-year massacre at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul by Daesh marked the close of a turbulent year. It was also a clear reminder of the challenges posed by Daesh (even as it sustains territorial losses) and more broadly, radical Islamism and extremism.

January 04, 2017

The UN and ‘The Art of the Deal’

In the wake of the Security Council’s resolution against Israel, President-elect Donald Trump made it clear business won’t be as usual in Turtle Bay in 2017. In a directly worded tweet, the incoming president warned: “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan.

December 26, 2016

Tillerson’s the right choice

Rex Tillerson’s expected appointment as secretary of state is a strong choice to be America’s next diplomat.

December 12, 2016

A JASTA fix

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham proposed Wednesday to amend the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) to apply to cases where foreign governments are liable if it is proven “they knowingly engage with a terrorist organization directly or indirectly, including financing.”

December 05, 2016

Trump’s Syria problem

Constant bombardment and decimation of Aleppo is a stark reminder of the horrors of Sarajevo.

November 28, 2016

Trump’s trump: Neither a hawk nor a dove

The appointment of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a clear sign that the president-elect is willing to break with the largely bipartisan internationalist foreign policy consensus that has underwritten American foreign policy since the end of World War II.
 
November 21, 2016

Trump’s victory: A new beginning

US President-elect Donald J. Trump’s electoral upset last week sent shockwaves through Washington’s traditional political class who were planning for months for Hillary Clinton’s ascendance to the presidency.

November 14, 2016

President Trump?

With the US’ raucous and divisive election season drawing to a close, it’s Hillary Clinton’s moment this Tuesday, but the recent controversies surrounding her emails give Donald Trump a slim but narrow and perilous electoral path to victory on Nov. 8.

November 07, 2016

Yemen’s hour of truth

In the wake of Houthis’ attempted attacks on US naval vessels, the cease-fire, first agreed by Yemen's President Mansour Hadi and then by the Houthis, went into effect shortly after midnight Wednesday.

October 21, 2016