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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. Prior to joining FDD, John served as Vice President Dick Cheney's national security advisor from 2005-2009. During the first term of President George W. Bush (2001-2004), he was Vice President Dick Cheney’s deputy national security advisor for the Middle East, where he was responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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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Iran’s North Korean Playbook to Protect Its Nuclear Program

22nd December 2017 – Foreign Policy

Iran’s North Korean Playbook to Protect Its Nuclear Program

John Hannah

Anyone watching the systematic consolidation of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability over the past decade can’t help but worry about the parallels with Iran. more...

Analysis & Commentary

3rd January 2018 – Fox Business Network

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah talks about the Iran protests on Countdown to the Closing Bell. more...

26th December 2017 – Fox News

Fox News

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses the US sanctioning two North Korean officials on Fox News. more...

22nd December 2017 – Foreign Policy

Iran’s North Korean Playbook to Protect Its Nuclear Program

John Hannah

Anyone watching the systematic consolidation of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability over the past decade can’t help but worry about the parallels with Iran. more...

18th December 2017 – Fox Business

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's National Security Strategy on Fox Business' Cavuto: Coast to Coast. more...