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Special Initiatives

New Lines Institute’s Special Initiatives looks at specific issues of significant importance to U.S. policymakers.

Special Initiatives focuses on global issues that are not receiving enough attention. It produces research and analysis that is timely, targeted, and designed to be highly impactful from a policy perspective.

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Nonstate Actor Accountability Project

The Nonstate Actor Accountability Initiative examines the rise of state collaboration with paramilitary groups, armed militias, and other nonstate actors to achieve domestic and foreign…

Priority Sustainable Counterterrorism Initiative

The Priority Sustainable Counterterrorism initiative engages policymakers, practitioners, and academics from the local to the international level on sustainable solutions to security issues that lead…

Transnational Fragility

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, with an estimated 1.26 billion people residing in 54 countries. Africa is home to vast resources such…

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The New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy publishes work that combines geopolitical insight with subject-matter expertise. New Lines Institute publications examine tactical developments involving regimes, nonstate actors, local politics, ideologies, etc. Our work situates them in the strategic context of macro-level factors such as geography, populations, economics, military power, history, and culture. All our content must demonstrate analytical empathy and is geared toward advancing the cause of human security and stabilization and development on our planet. That said, we do not publish “op-ed” pieces, polemical content, or activist/advocacy work.

We welcome contributions from diverse experts with various sub-specialties to ensure that we consistently produce the highest-quality product. Our team firmly believes that expertise exists across the political spectrum and disciplinary fields; the key is to help our authors showcase it without indulging in partisan discussions. We expect our authors to focus on the how, why and (most importantly) the what next because our audience is already very familiar with the who, what, where, and when of the subjects we tackle.

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