Dr. Ulrike Franke is a Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She is part of ECFR’s ‘New European Security Initiative’, working on German and European security and defence, the future of warfare, and the impact of new technologies, such as drones and artificial intelligence on conflict. She has published widely on these and other topics, among others in Die ZEIT, FAZ, RUSI Whitehall Papers, Comparative Strategy, War on the Rocks, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, and regularly appears as commentator in the media.
She co-hosts the "Sicherheitshalber" Podcast, the German podcast on security and defence policy.
Ulrike has a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She wrote her PhD on the military implications of drones. She also holds a BA from Sciences Po Paris and a double summa cum laude MA degree from Sciences Po Paris (Affaires internationales/Sécurité internationale) and the University of St. Gallen (International Affairs and Governance).
Regular commentator on German politics for France24 (French and English - see for instance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ObzH59mVCs&feature=youtu.be&list=PLCnUnV3yCIYuuHRjVDwiBaRDeSbEbGyZU&t=149 ), and BBC (Radio & TV).