Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Dr Ulrike Esther Franke’s areas of focus include German and European security and defence, the future of warfare, and the impact of new technologies such as drones and artificial intelligence. Dr Franke has published widely on these and other topics, among others in Die Zeit, FAZ, RUSI Whitehall Papers, Comparative Strategy, War on the Rocks, and Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, and regularly appears as commentator in the media. She co-hosts the Sicherheitshalber Podcast, a German-language podcast on security and defence. Before joining the European Council on Foreign Relations, Dr Franke was Managing Editor of the St. Antony’s International Review (STAIR), Oxford's journal of international affairs. She was also part of UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism Ben Emmerson's research team, examining drone use in counterterrorism contexts.