Crowther, G. Alexander

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research

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Areas of Expertise: Cyber Security & Information Technology; Insurgency & Irregular Warfare/CT; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Spanish

Dr. G. Alexander Crowther grew up in Ethiopia, Brasil, Bolivia and Indonesia where his father worked as a civil engineer. He has extensive government service, including a decade each in the Cold War, the post-Cold War era and the post 9/11 era. He has worked as a Western Hemisphere specialist, a strategist and a political advisor. He served overseas eight times: three times in Latin America, twice in Korea, twice in Iraq and once in Belgium. He has a variety of awards from the Departments of Defense and State as well as the Canadian government. His work at the strategic level includes tours at the Army Staff, the Joint Staff J5 (Strategic Plans & Policies), and as a Research Professor at Strategic Studies Institute (the US Army's think tank). He was personally selected to be a Counterterrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq, a Political Advisor for the MNC-I Commander and a Special Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe where his responsibilities included Cyber Policy.

 He is currently the Senior Research Fellow for NATO/Europe and Cyber Policy at the Center for Strategic Research (CSR). He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute and a Distinguished Research Associate at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University.

Alex has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, an MS in International Relations from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University. He was also an International Security Studies Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. He has professional fluency in Spanish and specializes in NATO and Europe issues; cyber policy; strategy; Western Hemisphere issues; international development; insurgency/counterinsurgency; Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) issues and the Comprehensive Approach.