Research Fellow, Space
Geopolitics and space strategy
European and American space policy
Economics and industrial policy
New technologies and "New Space"
Paul Wohrer is a Reserch Fellow specializing in space issues at the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri. His research focuses on geopolitical and strategic issues, as well as technological and industrial developments in the space sector.
From 2017 to 2023, he worked at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) as a research fellow on space issues. Paul Wohrer is a graduate of Science Po Bordeaux and the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg.
Racing to the Moon: China's Lunar exploration program in competition with the United States ReConnect China, Policy Brief 4, October 2023
A new Cold War-style race to the moon seems to be in the making. The People’s Republic of China and the United States are both investing in moon exploration with manned lunar scientific stations as the ultimate goal.
Europe's Space Sector: Caught in a Strategic Stranglehold Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, No. 3, Autumn 2023
Europe's space sector is currently faced with great difficulties, marked by the temporary loss of autonomous access to space, strong competition from the USA, and the transformation of the satellite market.