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Alexandra N. Gutowski

Senior Military Affairs Analyst

Biography:

Alexandra N. Gutowski is a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where she focuses on military affairs and is responsible for FDD’s Military Edge project and its website.  Alexandra was previously a counterterrorism analyst and Evans Hanson Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. She was Fulbright Scholar in the UK, where she received a masters’ degree from Durham University. She is also the recipient of scholarships to study Arabic language in Qatar, Jordan, and Oman. She received her B.A. in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Alexandra N. Gutowski is a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where she focuses on military affairs and is responsible for FDD’s Military Edge project and its website.  Alexandra was previously a counterterrorism analyst and Evans Hanson Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. She was Fulbright Scholar in the UK, where she received a masters’ degree from Durham University. She is also the recipient of scholarships to study Arabic language in Qatar, Jordan, and Oman. She received her B.A. in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, California.

23rd May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Two regional combatant commands acknowledged reports of civilian casualties in recent operations. more...

21st May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

CENTCOM releases some Yemen strike information, but gaps remain

Alexandra N. Gutowski, Bill Roggio

The US military has conducted 27 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in 2018, but has only provided complete information on two. One of the strikes hit an AQAP training camp in Hadramout. more...

21st May 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Jordan Poised to Be Middle East Partner of Choice, but Must Improve Internal Security

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Jordanian troops parachute and fast-rope from a pair of Blackhawk helicopters, descending on insurgents as two of the Kingdom’s F-16s pass overhead—all for the benefit of dignitaries watching from the sidelines. Last week, Jordan hosted the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX), one of the world’s largest arms expos. more...

1st May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban control of Afghan districts remains unchanged despite increased US military pressure

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

The latest report by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) indicates that the Taliban’s control of districts as of the end of Jan. 2018 remains virtually unchanged. The Taliban continue to maintain its grip on half of Afghanistan, despite US military’s reinvigorated effort to force the group from its strongholds. more...