Caroline D. Rose

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. 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. She is also the author of a special policy report on the Captagon drug trade–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.

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Turkey and Greece Are Talking Again

The war between Israel and Hamas is testing relationships throughout the Middle East and beyond, but a short distance away two historical enemies, Greece and Turkey, are rapidly making amends. Building upon months of diplomacy, senior Greek and Turkish officials, including Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will meet in […]

Iraq’s Balancing Act Over Gaza

In early November, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi officials. It was a notable stop on a tour meant to identify a...

The US and Iran’s Not-Quite-Escalation

Iran has spent the better part of the conflict in Gaza engaged in a war of words. Its foreign minister said as early as Oct. 15 that the conflict...

In Syria, Battle Lines Are Blurring

On Oct. 5, multiple suicide drones struck a military academy graduation in Homs, a city deep within Syrian regime-controlled territory. The attack killed 89 people and wounded some 290,...

Another Close Call for the US and Turkey in Syria

The U.S. and Turkish militaries experienced another close call in northeastern Syria last Thursday, when U.S. ground forces stationed at the Hasakah military base detected a Turkish unmanned aerial...

Turkey and Greece Extend Olive Branches

It was a busy week for Turkey’s representatives at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Elon Musk to explore the...

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