Alan W. Dowd is a senior fellow with the Sagamore Institute, where he heads the Center for America’s Purpose, an ongoing initiative dedicated to promoting America’s leadership role in the world. Dowd also holds senior fellow posts with the American Security Council Foundation and Fraser institute. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor at Butler University and contributing editor with The American Legion Magazine, where he writes the Landing Zone column. In each of these roles, he researches and writes widely on U.S. foreign policy, national defense and international security. His writing appears in a number leading publications, including: American Outlook, Military Officer, The American, World Politics Review, The Claremont Review of Books, Policy Review, Parameters, The Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Current, Fraser Forum, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Examiner, The Detroit News, The Sacramento Bee, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Indianapolis Star, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Jerusalem Post, The Financial Times Deutschland, The National Post, and the online editions of The American Interest, The Weekly Standard and The National Review, among others.
A founding member of Sagamore’s leadership team, Mr. Dowd shouldered a number of day-to-day management and research roles during the Institute’s early years, before focusing his professional energies on his own writing in 2007. He holds a B.A. with high honors from
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