About

Andrew Bowen, Ph.D. is is a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a  a Senior Advisor to Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm.  Bowen’s a member of the Counter-Terrorism working group of the John Hay Initiative.

His research and writing primarily focuses on the regional and international politics and economics of the Middle East, energy policy, and U.S. national security policy. His commentary has appeared in English, Arabic and Persian in  Newsweek, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, CNN, The Daily Beast, Foreign PolicyOpen Democracy, Al Arabiya,Asharq Al-Awsat,  among other places, and has been interviewed by a number of networks and publications including The New York TimesThe Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, and the BBC.

Bowen has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for National Interest, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. He was a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and a Senior Fellow and the Director of Middle East Studies at the Center for the National Interest in Washington, DC. From 2012 to 2015, he served as the Scholar for the Middle East and Director of the Levant Program at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He also lectured on the modern politics and economics of the Middle East and American foreign policy at Rice and at the London School of Economics (LSE).He has presented papers at a number of international conferences, including the International Studies Association and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Bowen previously served as the contributing editor of Al Majalla in London.

Based in Washington DC, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa and has traveled and lived around the world.

Bowen completed his Ph.D. in international relations at the LSE under the supervision of Professor Fawaz Gerges. He received his M.Sc. in international history from the LSE, and his B.A. in political science from Rice.

Papers and Studies completed prior to joining AEI:

  • Bowen co-authored with Joe Barnes, the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at the Baker Institute, the Baker Institute-Center for the National Interest Paper, “Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East” (June 2015).
  • Edward P. Djerejian and Andrew Bowen, “Syria at the Crossroads: U.S. Policy and Recommendations for the Way Forward,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, March 2013
  • Andrew J. Bowen and Keily Miller, “Internal Politics of Iraq and Impacts on Oil and Gas Development,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan Study, February 2013
  •  Kenneth Medlock III and Andrew Bowen, “Geopolitical Developments in Iraq and Syria and its Impact on Global Oil and Gas Markets,” James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan Study, February 2013

For information on his work at AEI and to contact him, please click here

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