Mona Koehler-Schindler is currently serving as a Staff Officer on Climate Security at NATO HQ in Brussels. Previously, Ms Koehler-Schindler worked in the Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism Programme of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw. Prior to joining ODIHR, she served as a member of NATO’s International Staff in Afghanistan and Belgium. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as Political Advisor to the NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, providing political assessments and supporting civil-military cooperation in the country. Before that, she served in different capacities at NATO HQ in Brussels, including in the Counter-Terrorism Section, the Science for Peace and Security Programme and the Strategic Analysis Capability Centre. Previously, she worked amongst others for the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the Police Programme Africa (components Cameroon and Chad) focusing on security sector reform in the counter-terrorism context. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen and an Executive Master on the International Law of Armed Conflict at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Graduate Institute Geneva.
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The response to the September 11 2001 attacks significantly transformed the global security landscape and has had far-reaching implications on the rule of law and human rights. We should be careful not to sacrifice the very same values we are trying to protect in the fight against terrorism, writes Mona Koehler-Schindler.