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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 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. She tweets at @CarolineRose8.

Latest Articles

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

In this episode of the Newlines Institute’s Contours podcast series, geopolitical analysts and Russia experts Jeff Hawn and Sim Tack join the Newlines Institute’s Caroline Rose and Nicholas Heras to break down the future of Russia after the country’s September 2021 parliamentary elections.

Greece Adjusts Its Strategy Amid Shifting Middle Eastern Alliances

Greece Adjusts Its Strategy Amid Shifting Middle Eastern Alliances

As Turkey has expanded its regional influence, Greece increasingly led efforts to counterbalance Ankara’s aggression.

The Challenges of a Talibanized Afghanistan

The Challenges of a Talibanized Afghanistan

The Taliban want international recognition for their government in Afghanistan, but they are not likely to change their ways for the long term. Meanwhile, they will probably face some resistance both domestically and among Afghanistan’s neighbors as security concerns mount in South and Central Asia.

What Comes Next in Afghanistan

What Comes Next in Afghanistan

In this emergency edition of the Newlines Institute’s Contours podcast, Contours host Nicholas Heras talks through the short-term scenarios in Afghanistan and the geopolitical maneuvers to follow now that the Taliban stands triumphant in Kabul with Kamran Bokhari, Rasha Al Aqeedi, and Caroline Rose.