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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 and national 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, 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, FrontPage and the online editions of The Weekly Standard, National Review and The American. 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. He has been interviewed by Fox News Channel, Cox News Service, The Washington Times, The National Post and numerous radio programs across North America. In addition, his work has been quoted by and/or reprinted in The GuardianCBS News, BBC News and the Council on Foreign Relations. Dowd holds degrees from Butler University and Indiana University.

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New Shades of Army Green

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow April 1, 2014 @ 10:26am

 

Earth Day comes each April, and the U.S. Air Force is celebrating Earth Day 2014 under the banner, “Conserve Today—Secure Tomorrow.” Focusing on “sustainability,”  “committed to reducing energy demands at its inst…

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Reagan's North American Accord

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow March 12, 2014 @ 10:01am

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) coming into force. It was Ronald Reagan, ever the visionary, who sketched the outlines of NAFTA in 1979. The idea of a free-trade zone stretching from the Aleutian…

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Resetting the Reset

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow March 3, 2014 @ 8:39am

 

Give Vladimir Putin his due: the Russian strongman has an almost-animal instinct for sensing weakness and a preternatural sense of timing. He is putting both on display as he consolidates Russia’s historic hold on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, sets in motion Ukraine’s partition and presents the West with a choice between trying to reverse a fait accompli …

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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.&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 p…

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