Alexandra Greiwe Research Director

Alexandra (Allie) Greiwe is the Research Director of the Office of Naval Research project that will evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. “Over-the-Horizon” counterterrorism (CT) strategies, which substitute foreign troops for local ground allies and American air power. Through a quantitative and qualitative cross-case analysis of six CT campaigns in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, CPOST’s research finds a strong link between gains and losses in a militant group’s territorial holdings and their attack strategy. Allie is currently co-authoring a book based off this research with Dr. Robert Pape and Julio Rivera. She holds a Master of Science in International Politics from Trinity College, Dublin and a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Journalism from Wittenberg University. Her Trinity dissertation utilized CPOST’s SAD database and was titled “Examining the Nexus between Youth Unemployment, Foreign Occupation, and Suicide Terrorist Attacks: A Cross-Country Analysis.” Prior to her time in Ireland, Allie worked on Capitol Hill as assistant to the Chief of Staff and deputy scheduler in the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman. She has also worked in Washington, D.C., at the Embassy of Ireland to the U.S. under Ambassador Michael Collins and at the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC).