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John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Areas of Impact:

Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, Arab Spring, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Hezbollah, Iraq, Iran

Biography:

John Hannah is senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he brings two decades of experience at the highest levels of U.S. foreign policy. During the first term of President George W. Bush, he was Vice President Dick Cheney’s deputy national security advisor for the Middle East, where he was intimately involved in U.S. policy toward Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, the peace process, and the global war on terrorism. In President Bush’s second term, John was elevated to the role of the vice president's national security advisor.

In his previous government service, John worked as a senior advisor to Secretary of State Warren Christopher during the Bill Clinton administration, and as a senior member of Secretary of State James Baker's Policy Planning Staff during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Outside of government, John has served as deputy director and senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has also practiced law, specializing in international dispute resolution.

John Hannah is senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he brings two decades of experience at the highest levels of U.S. foreign policy. During the first term of President George W. Bush, he was Vice President Dick Cheney’s deputy national security advisor for the Middle East, where he was intimately involved in U.S. policy toward Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, the peace process, and the global war on terrorism. In President Bush’s second term, John was elevated to the role of the vice president's national security advisor.

In his previous government service, John worked as a senior advisor to Secretary of State Warren Christopher during the Bill Clinton administration, and as a senior member of Secretary of State James Baker's Policy Planning Staff during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Outside of government, John has served as deputy director and senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has also practiced law, specializing in international dispute resolution.

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A U.S. President Is Finally Speaking Up for the People of Iran

22nd September 2017 – Foreign Policy

A U.S. President Is Finally Speaking Up for the People of Iran

John Hannah

While his lambasting of the nuclear deal garnered the greatest attention, it would be a mistake to overlook the president's extended focus on the plight of the Iranian people. It’s almost certainly significant — an important indicator of the administration’s future direction when it comes to Iran policy. more...

Analysis & Commentary

22nd September 2017 – Foreign Policy

A U.S. President Is Finally Speaking Up for the People of Iran

John Hannah

While his lambasting of the nuclear deal garnered the greatest attention, it would be a mistake to overlook the president's extended focus on the plight of the Iranian people. It’s almost certainly significant — an important indicator of the administration’s future direction when it comes to Iran policy. more...

21st September 2017 – Fox Business Network

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah on China telling its banks to stop doing business with North Korea. more...

19th September 2017 – Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah explains why President Trump’s U.N. speech drew so much praise, and how it could further a more stable global order. more...

18th September 2017 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah on UAE delegation that met at Trump Tower over Iran nuclear deal. more...