John Hannah is senior counselor at FDD, where he brings long 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 to 2009. During the first term of President George W. Bush (2001 to 2004), he was Vice President Cheney’s deputy national security advisor for 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 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.