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Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose

Senior Analyst and Program Head, Human Security Unit

Caroline Rose is a Senior Analyst and Head of the Power Vacuums program in the Human Security Unit at the New Lines Institute, where she focuses on contested territories, displacement, ungoverned spaces, and risks to human security and US interests across the international system.

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. Her commentary and work on defense issues, security challenges, and geopolitical developments have been featured in The Washington Post, 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.

Latest Articles

Crisis Mode: How the US and Europe Are Addressing Ukraine’s War

Crisis Mode: How the US and Europe Are Addressing Ukraine’s War

https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/how-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-impacts-transatlantic-security/s-eCUpk6FDMYQ?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In the latest episode of the New Lines Institute’s Contours podcast, Program Head and Senior Analyst Caroline Rose interviews

Applying OSINT in Ukraine’s Battlespace

Applying OSINT in Ukraine’s Battlespace

The latest episode of the New Lines Institute's Contours podcast breaks down the transforming battlefield conditions and strategic state of play in Ukraine. 

The Captagon Threat: A Profile of Illicit Trade, Consumption, and Regional Realities

The Captagon Threat: A Profile of Illicit Trade, Consumption, and Regional Realities

The forecast for the impacts of the captagon trade is serious; the expansion of production and trafficking, coupled with the Syrian government’s intransigent treatment of people who use drugs and lack of public health provisions, paints a poor picture of Syria moving forward. This special report reveals new insights about captagon’s production, consumption, trafficking, and destination markets that have affected the Levant, Mediterranean, and Gulf security landscape:

Russia’s Counterinsurgency Position in Ukraine

Russia’s Counterinsurgency Position in Ukraine

Although Ukrainian forces have trained to carry out an insurgency after the war if needed, Russia has plans of its own for Ukraine that include both military and diplomatic counterinsurgency strategies. The overarching outcome Russia seeks is to divide Ukraine into multiple entities and ensure that a potential Western Ukraine is hobbled so it poses no threat to Russian and pro-Russian forces in the east.