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Andrew Bowen

Andrew Bowen

Andrew Bowen is Scholar for the Middle East at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He regularly writes, teaches and consults on Middle Eastern politics and American foreign policy. His work primarily focuses on the regional and international politics of the Levant, but he frequently comments on the international relations of the Gulf and American national security policy. Follow Andrew on Twitter @abowen17

Shifting Energy Landscapes

by Andrew Bowen In an exclusive interview with Majalla, Daniel Yergin provides an insightful analysis of the changing geopolitics of …

A Window of Opportunity

Thanks to the growing rupture of US–Russian relations, including Russia’s expulsion from the G8 this week and the imposition of …

A Crimean Quid Pro Quo

The unfolding scenes of street protests, violence and demonstrations in Independence Square in Kiev and the subsequent flight of Ukraine’s …

Small Steps after Geneva

For months leading up to Geneva II, John Kerry, more so than President Barack Obama, pinned his hopes on an …

Geneva’s Missing Piece

As many observers and commentators convene on the snow-covered cityscape of Geneva for the inaugural talks between the Syrian National …

Detours from Asia

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s substantive diplomacy to secure a preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and his revival …

Put Everything on the Table

The recent buzz around the renewal of nuclear talks with Iran has raised the prospect of a potential breakthrough on …

A Closing Window

President Obama’s negotiations with Russia over securing the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapons have created a small window of opportunity …

A Thin Red Line

Shortly before his death, George F. Kennan, one of the leading voices in American foreign relations during the 20th century, …

A Dark Winter Ahead

For those of us who viewed the Arab Awakenings more as the Arab world’s 1848 than its 1989—if we can …