Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose

Senior Analyst and Program Head - Strategic Vacuums - Human Security Unit

Caroline Rose is a Senior Analyst and Head of the Strategic Vacuums program in the Human Security unit at the Newlines Institute.

Prior to joining the Newlines 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 Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. She is also the author of a special report on the illicit drug trade, Captagon, in Syria and Lebanon, a culmination of her work as Research Associate for the LSE International Drug Policy Unit’s Middle East Initiative. Her commentary and work on geopolitics and Middle Eastern affairs have been featured in Foreign Policy, The Independent, Alhurra, Limes Magazine, and the Atlantic Council’s MENASource.

Caroline holds a Masters of Science in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelors of Arts from the American University’s School of International Service.

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Iran Using Iraqi Kurdistan Against the U.S. and Turkey

Iran Using Iraqi Kurdistan Against the U.S. and Turkey

The rocket attacks in Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital, likely by elements from within the Iran-aligned Iraqi Shiite militia nexus, are an

Iraq: Caught Between the U.S., Iran, and Itself

Iraq: Caught Between the U.S., Iran, and Itself

After just four months in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is already struggling under the weight of internal and