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Nile Bowie

Nile Bowie

Nile Bowie
Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bowie grew up in New York City and is the son of two art photographers who established themselves by photographing America’s poor and destitute. Bowie left the United States in his teens to pursue photojournalism and has resettled in South East Asia. As a political analyst, he has explored issues of American foreign policy and its influence on militarism in the Islamic world, China’s emerging role as global power, and inter-Korean stability and security, contributing to outlets such as Russia Today, the New Straits Times, the Asia Times, the Tehran Times, and the Center for Research on Globalization. He can be reached on Twitter or at nilebowie@gmail.com.
Saudi Arabia is shooting itself in the foot by executing Shiite cleric Saudi Arabia is shooting itself in the foot by executing Shiite cleric
The House of Saud’s plans to execute a revered Shiite cleric and protest leader reveal the extent to which the regime is vulnerable and desperate to perpetuate itself. Going ahead with the execution would be strategic miscalculation. October 29, 2014 14:45
​Hong Kong’s ‘Semi-Autonomous Democracy’ is still a leap forward ​Hong Kong’s ‘Semi-Autonomous Democracy’ is still a leap forward
As the Occupy Central movement cries foul over electoral regulations imposed by Beijing, few acknowledge that the proposed reforms are far more representative than any previous electoral mechanism in Hong Kong’s history. September 30, 2014 12:55
​‘Obama’s volte-face on ISIS thrusts US into years of perpetual war’ ​‘Obama’s volte-face on ISIS thrusts US into years of perpetual war’
The United States has announced its intentions to counter the Islamic State group by sending 475 additional US troops to Iraq and intensifying airstrikes against ISIS targets in coordination with Baghdad. September 13, 2014 16:07
‘Six months after MH370, Boeing & Inmarsat need to explain themselves’ ‘Six months after MH370, Boeing & Inmarsat need to explain themselves’
Six months have passed since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March, which took off from Kuala Lumpur carrying 239 people en route to Beijing. September 08, 2014 14:17
‘Another wave of Western intervention threatens to pull Iraq apart’ ‘Another wave of Western intervention threatens to pull Iraq apart’
The Obama administration’s recent decision to intervene in Iraq has seen the first US air strikes since the end of the American occupation in 2011, in response to the sweeping territorial gains made by militants belonging to the Islamic State group. August 22, 2014 11:28
​‘Western media neglect of Moscow’s MH17 evidence is shameful’ ​‘Western media neglect of Moscow’s MH17 evidence is shameful’
Nearly one month has passed since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over the skies of eastern Ukraine, taking the lives of 298 people. August 13, 2014 10:29
Israel always the victim… especially when it’s the executioner Israel always the victim… especially when it’s the executioner
A global outpouring of sympathy for the Palestinian cause has again arisen since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza earlier this month. And the only people who seem unmoved by scenes of indiscriminate bloodletting are Israelis themselves. July 31, 2014 09:18
​The downing of Flight MH17: A plea for objectivity ​The downing of Flight MH17: A plea for objectivity
The appalling attack on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 marks the most serious escalation of violence in the Ukrainian conflict since authorities in Kiev launched a military operation in the country’s eastern regions earlier this year. July 21, 2014 10:04
Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away
South Korea must seize the opportunity to improve relations with Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for détente between the two sides based on mutual respect and cooperation. July 14, 2014 10:06

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