Hanna Notte

Director, Eurasia Nonproliferation ProgramHeadshot of Dr. Hanna Notte

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Berlin, Germany

Areas of Research

  • Russia’s foreign and security policy
  • Russia’s approaches to arms control and non-proliferation
  • Russia’s relations with the “Global South” broadly, and Middle East in particular
  • Russia’s military innovation
  • Arms control and non-proliferation in the Middle East
  • Chemical weapons


Dr. Hanna Notte is the director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and a Senior Associate (non-resident) in the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. Based in Berlin, she regularly writes for English-language outlets such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and War on the Rocks, among others, and for German-language outlets such as Die ZEIT. She is the co-author of Death Dust: The Rise, Demise, and Future of Radiological Weapons Programs (Stanford University Press, 2023).

Notte joint CNS in 2020 and worked for its European branch, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, from 2021-2023. Previously, Dr. Notte worked with The Shaikh Group, an NGO focused on informal diplomacy in Middle East conflicts, supporting its engagement with Russia. She was a visiting researcher in 2015–16 with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Carnegie Moscow Center.

Her current work focuses on Russia’s foreign and security policy, Russia’s relations with the Global South (the Middle East in particular), and arms control and nonproliferation in the Middle East. Dr. Notte is a regular guest on conference panels and podcasts produced by leading U.S. and European think-tanks, and she has testified as an expert witness to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee (Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism). Hanna Notte is a Munich Young Leader (2024). She is proficient in Russian and Arabic.


Dr. Notte holds a doctorate and MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University and a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.

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