Media + Presentations
Editorial and speaker topics include historical and contemporary analysis of intelligence, political violence, terrorism, propaganda, disinformation, informal diplomacy, secret elite networks, socio-political movements, and power structures. Here is a selected list of appearances.
Hänni provides expert commentary and political analysis for international and Swiss media outlets, including CBS 60 Minutes (USA), The Guardian (UK), ZDF (Germany), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), SRF (Switzerland), Middle East Eye (UK), The Diplomat (USA), Cicero (Germany), SWR (Germany), Le Point (France), Sol (Portugal), and Al Arabiya (Saudi Arabia). He is regularly invited to deliver addresses at universities, conferences, and other institutions, which include presentations of research results to policy makers and security officials.
A joint investigation by SRF Rundschau (Switzerland), ZDF (Germany), and the Washington Post (USA) exposed a worldwide wiretapping operation by secret services centered around Crypto, a Swiss company. Hänni was interviewed on the Cryptoleaks spy scandal and the activities of foreign intelligence services in Switzerland.
Middle East Eye
25 September 2020
Interview to Raghida Bahnam on Al Arabiya about Turkish espionage activities in Austria.
24 June 2020
“Die Schweiz hörte mit: Neue Dimension im Fall Crypto”
Analysis of new revelations on Operation Rubicon, the “intelligence coup of the century.”
SRF: 10 vor 10
1 May 2020
“Fakecheck: Woher kommt das Coronavirus”
Interview about the propaganda narrative that SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a lab in Wuhan.
ZDF / 3sat: Kulturzeit
18 February 2020
“Adrian Hänni über die Neutralitätspolitik der Schweiz”
Interview about the effects of the Cryptoleaks affair on “neutral” Switzerland.
18 February 2020
“Was lernen wir aus Cryptoleaks?”
Studio panel guest in a 75-minute live discussion on the Cryptoleaks spy scandal, Swiss neutrality, and the activities of foreign intelligence services in Switzerland.
13 February 2020
Interview on the Cryptoleaks spy scandal and the activities of foreign intelligence services in Switzerland.
19 October 2018
“Nachrichtendienstchef spricht über russische Spione”
Interview on Russian spies in Switzerland and the Swiss intelligence service NDB.
17 September 2018
“Warum in der Schweiz so viel spioniert wird”
Interview on foreign espionage in Switzerland.
Radio SRF 1: HeuteMorgen
27 August 2020
Interview on the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and Russian poison attacks.
Violence and Its Histories
Hänni appears in an episode of the podcast series developed by the Center for Study of Violence (CSoV) at the University of Newcastle, Australia, to discuss his work with Dr. Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen.
31 July 2018
“From Cold War to War on Terror”
Discussion about the historical context for today’s war on terror and the Cold War precedents that help explain where we’re at today.