Andrew Bowen

Andrew Bowen

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Andrew Bowen, Ph.D. is the Director of Research at the Turkish Heritage Organization in Washington DC and New York City.

Saudi Arabia's anti-terror alliance is collective self-defense

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s announcement that Saudi Arabia will lead a global coalition of 34 nations to combat  extremism is a significant step in international counter-terrorism efforts......

Iran’s bad gamble on Syria

With growing reports that Iran’s notorious Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani has suffered debilitating injuries, the loss of Tehran’s main strategist and public face of Ayatollah Ali......

Will Obama be a hawk or a dove after Paris?

U.S. President Barack Obama entered office with a commitment to end his country’s over-expansive involvement in the Middle East. In the twilight months of his presidency, however, he faces the......

ISIS after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

Last month, Iraqi forces reportedly targeted a compound where Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, was believed to have been staying, killing nine of his senior......

Securing Saudi Arabia’s future in a competitive global economy

With low oil prices, public expenditure pressures, deepening foreign expenditure commitments, and structural risks, King Salman’s government moved this week to address a critical challenge......

Obama is not going to save Syria

Signs indicate that Washington is receptive as well to Tehran and Moscow’s terms for a civil war settlement...

Renewing the decades-old strategic Saudi-U.S. partnership

The meeting on between Obama and Salman is a crucial moment to build on the achievements made at the GCC summit...

Lessons from the Gulf War: defeating ISIS

In contrast to the Gulf War’s victories, U.S.-led efforts to defeat ISIS have produced mixed results nearly a year later...