Candace Rondeaux is the Senior Director for the Future Frontlines program at New America, an open-source public intelligence service for next generation security and democratic resilience. She also directs the Planetary Politics initiative, a cross-disciplinary program that aims to find solutions to the wicked problems posed by digitization and decarbonization in a multipolar world. Rondeaux is also a professor of practice with the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University and a faculty affiliate with ASU’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. She is also lecturer and instructor in security studies at George Washington University and Tulane University. She has covered the rise of the Wagner Group since 2018, traveling to Ukraine and other hotspots frequently for field research.