John Hannah is a Senior Advisor at JINSA’s Gemunder Center and serves as a member on JINSA’s Iran Policy Project and Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project. He is also a Senior Counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on U.S. strategy.
Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations over the last 20 years. From 2005-2009, he was chief foreign policy advisor in Vice President Dick Cheney’s Office of National Security Affairs, after serving as Deputy National Security Advisor for the Middle East for the Vice President from 2001-2005. Mr. Hannah also served as a senior advisor and speechwriter for Secretary of State Warren Christopher during the Clinton administration, and was a senior member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff under George H.W. Bush.