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Alan W. Dowd

Enemies of Humanity

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Oct 28, 2014

As U.S. military forces continue the long war against ISIS, al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, it’s tempting to view these stateless, ruthless enemies as unlike anything America has ever faced. After all, by striking America’s military ...

The anonymous war against ISIS

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Originally Published in The Landing Zone It’s been just over a month since the president vowed “to degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS - and more than two months since Air Force and Navy platforms launched what the president ...

America's Global Role

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Sep 30, 2014

Originally Published in Military Officer Iraq has become a Rorschach test for Americans. The interventionists see Iraq as proof American power was the crucial ingredient in keeping Iraq’s neighborhood stable. The disengagers point to ...

Back to Basics for NATO

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Sep 29, 2014

Noting that “Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine have fundamentally challenged our vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace,” NATO’s 28 political leaders declared during their September summit in Wales ...

Today’s Axis of Evil

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Sep 3, 2014

Originally Published in ASCF Report The ISIS rampage through Iraq highlights something too often overlooked by U.S. policymakers: the strong likelihood that regimes, groups and systems that trample religious liberty will ultimately ...

The End of the Post-Post-9/11 Era

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Sep 3, 2014

The war on terror, we were assured, ended sometime between the president’s inauguration in 2009 and Osama bin Laden’s elimination in 2011. “The president does not describe this as a ‘war on terrorism,’” ...

Playing the Kurdish Card

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Aug 18, 2014

Originally Published in The Landing Zone Iraq as we know it appears to be disintegrating. Operating under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham—the acronyms ISIS and ISIL are used interchangeably—a marauding army of ...

Resurgence of a Nightmare

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Aug 4, 2014

Originally Published in ASCF Report Iraq appears to be disintegrating. Its border with Syria has effectively been erased by a marauding army of jihadists. Operating under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham—the acronyms ...

The Shadows of August

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Jul 28, 2014

President Woodrow Wilson called it “the most terrible and disastrous of all wars.” Winston Churchill described it as the moment when “all the horrors of all the ages were brought together.” H.G. Wells, with a sense of ...

Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Jul 9, 2014

Originally Published in The American The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free markets as to holding free elections.  If ...

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