Andrew J. Bowen is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. Concurrently, he advises Greenmantle, an economic and geopolitical advisory firm.

Before joining AEI, Dr. Bowen was a global fellow in the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center and a senior fellow and director of Middle East Studies for the Center for the National Interest. Earlier, he was director of the Levant Program for the Center for the Middle East and the Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

Dr. Bowen has been widely published, including in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Houston Chronicle, The Daily Beast, The National Interest, Al Arabiya, and His book “US-Syrian Relations: Security Cooperation in Regional Conflicts” (Palgrave Macmillan) is expected in the fall of 2017.

He has a Ph.D. in international relations and an M.Sc. in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. His bachelor degree in political science is from Rice University.

Read Dr. Bowen’s personal bio here.


  • Member, Counter-Terrorism Working Group, The John Hay Initiative, July 2016–present
  • Cochair, Middle East and North Africa Energy Working Group, Middle East Regional Security & Cooperation Meeting Center for Middle East Developments, UCLA, October 2016–present
  • Global Fellow, Middle East Program, The Wilson Center, summer and fall 2016
  • Senior Adviser, Greenmantle (advisory firm), 2016–present
  • Weekly Columnist, Arab News, 2016–present
  • Weekly Columnist, Al Arabiya English, 2015–present
  • Senior Fellow and Director of Middle East Studies, Center for the National Interest, 2015–16
  • Director, Levant Program, Center for the Middle East, 2014–15; Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East, 2012–15, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  • Contributing Writer, 2012–14, Contributing Editor, 2011–12, Al Majalla, Saudi Research and Marketing Group
  • Daily Brief Contributor, Oxford Analytica, 2013–15


Ph.D., international relations; M.Sc., history of international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., political science, Rice University