Senior Non-resident Scholar, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Hanna Notte is a senior non-resident scholar with CNS, focusing on arms control and security issues involving Russia, the Middle East, their intersection, and implications for US/European strategy and policy. Prior to that, she was a senior political officer with The Shaikh Group (TSG), a non-profit political consultancy focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She is an expert on Russian foreign policy in the MENA region, including in the field of arms control and nonproliferation. She spent a year between 2015–16 in Moscow on an “Alfa Fellowship” with the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Carnegie Moscow Center. Other visiting research positions have included the IISS Middle East office in Manama and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s Syria/Iraq office in Beirut. She is a German national who speaks Russian, Arabic, and French. Her research interests include Russia's relations with Middle East countries, US-Russian relations, and non-proliferation of WMD in the Middle East. She has been a guest lecturer at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia in Monterey (CA), and the American University of Paris, among others.