Andrew Hanna is a program specialist in the Middle East North Africa Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Hanna previously worked as a journalist for Politico, where he covered transatlantic security and U.S. domestic labor politics. He was later a fellow at National Security Action and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
Hanna received his Master of Science in Foreign Science from Georgetown University in 2020. While in graduate school, he published a paper examining the Astana talks between Russia, Turkey and Iran. Hanna graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2016, where he majored in Near Eastern Studies and wrote his undergraduate thesis on Amazigh ethnic identity in Morocco.
“The U.S. should establish a maritime coalition in the Mediterranean that includes North African and Southern European allies and partners. This coalition would deal with collective security challenges, such as enforcing the Libya arms embargo and deterring conflict in the East Med.”