Subscribe to FDD

Our Team

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.

Doha Can’t Have It All: Qatar Must Choose Between Russian Systems and U.S. Support

12th February 2018 – RealClearDefense

Doha Can’t Have It All: Qatar Must Choose Between Russian Systems and U.S. Support

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Qatar has expressed interest in purchasing an advanced Russian missile defense system, the S-400. The purchase is controversial and would antagonize the United States, which has found it increasingly difficult to hold the line against Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East. more...

Analysis & Commentary

12th February 2018 – RealClearDefense

Doha Can’t Have It All: Qatar Must Choose Between Russian Systems and U.S. Support

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Qatar has expressed interest in purchasing an advanced Russian missile defense system, the S-400. The purchase is controversial and would antagonize the United States, which has found it increasingly difficult to hold the line against Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East. more...

7th February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US conducted a record 131 airstrikes in Yemen last year

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

The US military has released a final tally for airstrikes conducted in Yemen in 2017. CENTCOM spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown told FDD’s Long War Journal that US forces conducted 131 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen last year, which provides a concrete figure after CENTCOM noted “more than 120” in previous press releases. more...

6th February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US conducts 10 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

US forces conducted a record 120 strikes in Yemen in 2017 and appears to be operating at a similar tempo thus far in 2018. more...

2nd February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US military blocks release of key Afghan force development data

Alexandra N. Gutowski, Philip Hegseth

For the first time, US and Coalition authorities are restricting access to key indicators of Afghan security force development. The lack of transparency comes on the heels of a new strategy to enhance Afghan forces in order to supplant Coalition troops in the fight against the Taliban. more...