Alan W. Dowd is a senior fellow with the Sagamore Institute, senior fellow/senior editor with the Fraser Institute, 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: World Politics Review, Military Officer, Policy Review, Fraser Forum, Parameters, The Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Examiner, The Detroit News, The Sacramento Bee, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Jerusalem Post, The Financial Times Deutschland, The Indianapolis Star, National Review Online, VFW Magazine, Current, FrontPage, The American Enterprise, American Outlook and the online editions of The Weekly Standard and The American, 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 Butler University and an M.A. from Indiana University.