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. Her contributions have appeared in the Nonproliferation Review, Foreign Policy, 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, forthcoming with 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. She was also a visiting researcher with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq office in Beirut, Lebanon. Her current work focuses on Russian foreign policy, Russia’s relations with the Global South broadly and the Middle East in particular, Russian approaches to arms control and nonproliferation, and Russian military innovation. She is proficient in Russian and Arabic. Notte is based in Berlin.