Hanna Notte

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
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Hannah Notte

Hanna Notte is a senior associate (non-resident) with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her expertise is on Russian foreign policy, the Middle East, and arms control and nonproliferation. She is the director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, California. Notte holds a doctorate and MPhil in international relations from Oxford University and a BA in social and political sciences from Cambridge University. Based in Berlin, she regularly writes for outlets such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and War on the Rocks, among others. She is the coauthor of Death Dust: The Rise, Demise, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs (Stanford University Press, 2023). Notte previously worked with the Shaikh Group, an NGO focused on informal diplomacy in Middle East conflicts, supporting its engagement with Russia. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting researcher in 2015–16 with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Carnegie Moscow Center. Dr. Notte is a regular guest on conference panels and podcasts produced by leading U.S. and European think tanks, and she has testified as an expert witness to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee (Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism) on Russia’s strategy in the Middle East. Hanna Notte is a Munich Young Leader (2024). She is proficient in Russian and Arabic.