Ms. Hannah Kraushaar is a Research Analyst in CASL’s Strategic Policy Integration Division, where she also serves as the Center’s Internship Program Coordinator. Ms. Kraushaar’s primary area of expertise is Latin American and Caribbean security. As CASL’s primary expert on the Western Hemisphere, she has designed and provided research and analytical support to exercises on countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Peru, in addition to thematic issues including disaster response and civil-military relations in the Americas. Her core areas of research interest are U.S.-Mexico relations, illicit trafficking in the Americas, and Cuban politics and society.
Prior to joining CASL, Ms. Kraushaar served as the Western Hemisphere Research Assistant for National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. There, she published pieces on the Law of the Sea in the Americas and the developing role of Cuba’s military. She also provided research and editorial support to projects on Colombian security, U.S.-Brazil relations, military support to civil authorities in the Hemisphere, and security in the Caribbean basin.
Ms. Kraushaar holds a M.A. in Security Policy, focusing on Latin American and Caribbean Security, from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. She has lived, worked, and studied in Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.