Director, Strategic Blind Spots Portfolio
Caroline Rose is the Director of the Strategic Blind Spots Portfolio at the New Lines Institute, where she leads two special projects, the Project on the Captagon Trade and Project on Post-Withdrawal Security Landscapes.
Prior to joining the New Lines Institute, Caroline served as an analyst at the forecasting firm and publication, Geopolitical Futures, where she worked on political, economic, and defense developments in the Middle East and Europe with a focus on the Mediterranean and the Levant. She is also the author of a special policy report on the illicit drug trade, Captagon, in the Mediterranean and Gulf and its effect on security challenges–a culmination of her studies and field work as Research Associate for the LSE International Drug Policy Unit’s Middle East Initiative. Rose has repeatedly briefed governmental agencies on the captagon drug trade, insecurity in the Middle East, and its effects on US and partner interests. Her commentary and work on defense issues, security challenges, and geopolitical developments have been featured in The Washington Post, CNN, BBC News, Foreign Policy, Politico, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, The Financial Times, The Independent, and other outlets.
Caroline holds a Master’s of Science in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the American University’s School of International Service. She tweets at @CarolineRose8.
Operation Claw-Sword Exposes Blind Spots in the US’ NE Syria Strategy
Turkish airstrikes have eroded the ability of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to combat an Islamic State resurgence. Ankara’s periodic saber rattling continues to divert the SDF’s focus away from its fight against the terrorist group.
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
Instability and Displacement in Tunisia
Tunisia's recent reversal of democratic freedoms under the presidency of Kais Saied has raised concerns about the country's democracy and stability.