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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

Instability and Displacement in Tunisia

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.

Syria’s Foreign Aid at Risk

Syria’s Foreign Aid at Risk

https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/syrias-foreign-aid-at-risk/s-XvylEPd5Vv5?si=57ae7c3adaf641f2bffd94b97e051a31&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing In this episode of Contours, Senior Analyst and Program Head Caroline Rose sits down with Non-Resident Fellow and a

Great Power Espionage: The US Intelligence Community’s Strategy in Russia’s War on Ukraine

Great Power Espionage: The US Intelligence Community’s Strategy in Russia’s War on Ukraine

https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/great-power-espionage-the-us-intelligence-communitys-strategy-in-russias-war-on-ukraine/s-JtXZwtuhJTU?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Russia’s war in Ukraine is entering a new phase as forces shift their focus to the country’s east and

Fox in the Henhouse: INTERPOL’s Counternarcotics Engagement with Syria

Fox in the Henhouse: INTERPOL’s Counternarcotics Engagement with Syria

The Syrian government is the primary actor behind the captagon trade and giving Damascus details about counternarcotics activities could enable it to work around new interdiction efforts.