Skip to main content

Ann Marlowe

Visiting Fellow

Ann Marlowe, a Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow, is a writer and businesswoman based in New York City whose main research and reporting interests are currently Libya, counterinsurgency, the Arab world, and global kleptocracy. She also follows and writes about IS, Islamic terrorism, Islamic art and antiquities, and Afghanistan. Between 2002 and 2011, she was primarily focused on Afghanistan, visiting the country 18 times and embedding with the US Army 7 times in various regions. She has also reported from Iraq and Yemen.

Marlowe comments regularly on radio and television and has given speeches on Afghanistan and counterinsurgency to the U.S. Army, the Army War College, the U.S. State Department, and to college audiences nationwide. Marlowe previously served as a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she researched the origins of counterinsurgency theory.

Her monograph on the life and intellectual context of David Galula was published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College in 2010 and is now available on Kindle, as well as on their website.

Ann Marlowe received her B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1979 and studied classical philosophy in Harvard's Ph.D. program. In 1984, she received an MBA in finance from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.

Click here to read her World Affairs blog on the links between war and art and on the cultural context of counterinsurgency.

Featured Research

Behind the Mediterranean Migrant 'Crisis'

Ann Marlowe

The flood of people struggling across the water from Africa began long ago. What’s new is Europe’s misreading of the situation in Libya....

Continue Reading

Publications

In the Media

View all

Past Events

Can Counterinsurgency Work in Afghanistan?

All Commentary

View all

All Scholarship

Media Coverage

Ann Marlowe quoted in Miami Herald and Wall Street Journal on the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff

Ann Marlowe quoted in Al Jazeera on the kidnapping of US journalist Steven Sotloff

Lee Smith and Ann Marlowe quoted in Wall Street Journal on their experiences with kidnapped American reporter Steven Sotloff

Ann Marlowe quoted in Miami Herald on kidnapped American journalist Steven Sotloff