Hannah Fodale is a research associate 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 and producer of the Asia Chessboard podcast. Prior to joining CSIS, she spent time working for the U.S. Department of State in Okinawa, Japan. Hannah holds an M.A. in security studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She 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.