This Newlines Institute Contours podcast presents a deep dive into U.S. President Joe Biden’s inaugural visit to Europe, his administration’s commitment to collective defense, and the fragile trajectory of U.S.-Russian relations ahead of the June 16 Geneva summit between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In this episode, Newlines Institute Senior Analyst and Contours host, Nicholas Heras, sits down with four special guests: Jim Townsend, Jr., an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security’s Transatlantic Security Program and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy; Rachel Rizzo, the Director of Programs at the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project; Dr. Ariel Cohen, a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Founding Principal of International Market Analysis, Ltd; and Caroline Rose, a Senior Analyst and Head of Newlines Institute’s Power Vacuums Program.
Biden’s Big Trip To Europe
One Year of Russia’s War in Ukraine … and Beyond
This Newlines Institute Contours podcast reviews the geopolitical effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, assesses what might occur in that conflict in the year ahead, and seeks to answer the question of whether anything or anyone can convince Russia and Ukraine to halt the fighting.
Democracy, Security, and Elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe
Carolyn Moorman and Kwangu Liwewe discuss upcoming elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. They focus on key domestic security and economic challenges in each country, as well as threats to the elections and to democracy as a whole in the region
The U.S. Drawdown Effort in Iraq
https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/the-us-drawdown-effort-in-iraq On this episode of Contours, Power Vacuums Program Head Caroline Rose sits down with New Lines Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Are Russia and Belarus Planning a New Offensive?
https://soundcloud.com/newlinesinstitute/are-russia-and-belarus-planning-a-new-offensive On Oct. 10, Russia announced it was deploying troops to Belarus under a regional group of forces mechanism, mobilizing