Newlines Institute’s Rasha Al Aqeedi and The New York Times’ Baghdad bureau chief Jane Arraf discuss the current state of Iraq’s October Revolution movement that began nearly two years ago. They are joined by a prominent figure in Iraq’s political activism scene. Newlines Institute has decided to keep the activist anonymous for security reasons, as threats and assassinations continue targeting political activists. Newlines Institute’s Nick Heras moderates the discussion.
Iraq’s Revolutionary Inflection Point
One Year of Russia’s War in Ukraine … and Beyond
This Newlines Institute Contours podcast reviews the geopolitical effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, assesses what might occur in that conflict in the year ahead, and seeks to answer the question of whether anything or anyone can convince Russia and Ukraine to halt the fighting.
Democracy, Security, and Elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe
Carolyn Moorman and Kwangu Liwewe discuss upcoming elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. They focus on key domestic security and economic challenges in each country, as well as threats to the elections and to democracy as a whole in the region
The U.S. Drawdown Effort in Iraq
https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/the-us-drawdown-effort-in-iraq On this episode of Contours, Power Vacuums Program Head Caroline Rose sits down with New Lines Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Are Russia and Belarus Planning a New Offensive?
https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/are-russia-and-belarus-planning-a-new-offensive On Oct. 10, Russia announced it was deploying troops to Belarus under a regional group of forces mechanism, mobilizing