Europeans have been quick to enhance their missile defence capabilities. But to properly address the threat of Russia’s missiles and deter broader conflict, they need to complement defensive systems with offensive ones
Office Programme Coordinator
Angela Mehrer is the Berlin office programme coordinator at the European Council of Foreign Relations. She coordinates the activities of ECFR Berlin and supports the work of the head of office, including on the European Power programme’s Mercator Re:shape Global Europe project – which seeks to develop new strategies for Europeans to understand and engage with the changing international order.
Prior to joining ECFR, she completed internships at the Federal Academy for Security Policy in Berlin and at the news literacy organisation Lie Detectors in Brussels.
Mehrer studied governance and public policy at the University of Passau and holds an MA in politics and public administration from the University of Konstanz as well as an MA in international security studies from Charles University in Prague.
Scholz’s Zeitenwende speech was widely viewed as a major adjustment to Germany’s foreign and security policy. But, six months on, it is unclear whether the country is up to the task.
The revolution in defence funding and energy policy that Germany recently announced should be accompanied by an intellectual awakening