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Carolyn Moorman

Analyst, Strategic Blind Spots

Carolyn Moorman is an Analyst for the Post-Withdrawal Security Landscapes Initiative at the New Lines Institute. Her research focuses on non-state actors in the Middle East and Central/West Africa. She also hosts the Institute’s Contours podcast. 

Previously, Carolyn conducted research at the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project and the Institute for the Study of War. She previously assisted Dr. Nathan French of Miami University’s Department of Comparative Religion with his research on Salafi-Jihadism and interned at the Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Embassy of Luxembourg.  

Carolyn holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Studies from Miami University of Ohio and is currently a master’s student at the Bush School at Texas A&M. She tweets at @Carolyn_Moorman.

Latest Articles

Gaza War: Regional Ramifications and Beyond

In today's episode of the Contours podcast, host Carolyn Morman talks with writer and New Lines contributor Abdulaziz Kilani. Together, they discuss how Israel's war in Gaza is affecting relations with its neighbors, the role America plays diplomatically in these changes, and how the Palestinian question may be addressed in the future. 

Political Systems

Syria Between Turkey and the U.S.

In today’s Contours episode, host Carolyn Moorman sits down with Syrians for Truth and Justice Executive Director Bassam Alahmad. Together, they discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria, including Turkish political/military developments, the possibility of an American withdrawal, and the fight for justice against ongoing war crimes.

State Resilience & Fragility