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The Dowd Report

Alan W. Dowd is a Senior Fellow with the American Security Council Foundation, where he writes on the full range of topics relating to national defense, foreign policy and international security. Dowd’s commentaries and essays have appeared in Policy Review, Parameters, Military Officer, The American Legion Magazine, The Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, The Claremont Review of Books, World Politics Review, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Jerusalem Post, The Financial Times Deutschland, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Examiner, The Detroit News, The Sacramento Bee, The Vancouver Sun, The National Post, The Landing Zone, Current, The World & I, The American Enterprise, Fraser Forum, American Outlook, The American and the online editions of Weekly Standard, National Review and American Interest. Beyond his work in opinion journalism, Dowd has served as an adjunct professor and university lecturer; congressional aide; and administrator, researcher and writer at leading think tanks, including the Hudson Institute, Sagamore Institute and Fraser Institute. An award-winning writer, Dowd has been interviewed by Fox News Channel, Cox News Service, The Washington Times, The National Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and numerous radio programs across North America. In addition, his work has been quoted by and/or reprinted in The GuardianCBS NewsBBC News and the Council on Foreign Relations. Dowd holds degrees from Butler University and Indiana University. Follow him at twitter.com/alanwdowd

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Building a Second-Rate Power

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow February 4, 2014 @ 9:11am

 

“If we are going to reduce the resources and the size of the U.S. military,” Robert Gates warned before he left the Pentagon, no doubt aware of what was coming, “people need to make conscious choices about what the implications are for the security of the country.” In a similar vein, Leon Panetta worried that sequestration “would turn America from a first-rate power into a second-rate power.” And Chuck Hagel warns that sequestration will have “far-reaching consequences, including limiting combat power, r…

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A Problem of Immense Proportions

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow January 8, 2014 @ 12:59pm

 

Let’s play a game of guess-who. Name the country where at least 70,000 people have been killed in the past seven years, in a brutal conflict pitting a weak central government against a powerful network of warlords. The victims are beheaded, tortured and worse. Civil authorities regularly quit or join up with the warlords. And entire towns have been depopulated as …

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UN-Workable: Replacing the United Nations

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow December 2, 2013 @ 10:47am

 

Is it time for the U.S. and its closest democratic friends to give up on the United Nations and try something new? That’s the question a growing number of thinkers and policymakers are asking. And given the UN’s sad record of moral relativism and systemic inertia, it may be an idea whose time has come.

 

Before digging into what might come after the UN, it’s important to understand the breadth and depth of the UN’…

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Deterrence or Irrelevance for NATO?

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow November 1, 2013 @ 10:59am

 

NATO is heading for the exits in Afghanistan, even though the mission of rehabilitating the very country that spawned 9/11 is far from accomplished. That’s not the only sign that the venerable alliance is in the midst of a major retrenchment, if not a large-scale retreat. In Syria, NATO has remained doggedly uninvolved, even though Syria’s inferno is scorching NATO member Turkey and has spawned chemical-weapons attacks. In Mali, NATO allowed France to go it alone. In the increasi…

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For the Sake of Humanity

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow October 1, 2013 @ 10:21am

 

Iran’s new political leader, Hassan Rouhani, has launched a charm offensive aimed at convincing the West that Tehran has turned over a new leaf—and that it’s time to lift the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy. But if Tehran’s tactics have change, its goals have not. Although Rouhani has struck a less belligerent tone than his predecessor, the real power in Iran continues to reside in the supreme religious council, which remains committed to joining the nuclear club. After all, the centri…

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