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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.

13th September 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Shabaab attacks US and partner force outside Mogadishu

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

On Sept. 11, Al-Qaeda’s Somalia branch attacked US and partner forces, resulting in casualties on both sides, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. The attack occurred in Mubaraak, a central village located approximately 37 miles west of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. US personnel did not incur injuries or casualties and are fully accounted for. more...

Analysis & Commentary

13th September 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Shabaab attacks US and partner force outside Mogadishu

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

On Sept. 11, Al-Qaeda’s Somalia branch attacked US and partner forces, resulting in casualties on both sides, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. The attack occurred in Mubaraak, a central village located approximately 37 miles west of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. US personnel did not incur injuries or casualties and are fully accounted for. more...

11th September 2018 – Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

FDD's research analyst Alexandra Gutowski joins Sky News Arabia to discuss the continuing growth of terrorist organizations and their threat to global security. more...

29th August 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US military on track to match record 2017 for airstrikes in Somalia

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

US forces killed three Shabaab terrorists in an airstrike on Monday. The strike occurred 40 km southwest of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. more...

28th August 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US airstrike kills Islamic State terrorist in northern Libya

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

The US military killed an Islamic State terrorist in Libya’s Bani Walid, a northern village known as an al Qaeda and Islamic State hotbed, in a precision airstrike earlier today. No civilians were killed in the strike, according to a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release today. more...