Hannah Fodale is a research assistant with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focuses on projects involving U.S.-Japan relations and security in the Indo-Pacific region. She is also the editor of the Debating Japan newsletter. Prior to joining CSIS, she spent time working for the U.S. Department of State in Okinawa, Japan. Hannah graduated cum laude with a B.S. in foreign service and a certificate in Asian studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, completing a thesis on the structure of military alliances and U.S.-Japan interoperability. She will complete her M.A. in security studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2020.