Biography of Andrea Stricker

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) joined the Institute for Science and International Security in 2007.  Stricker provides policy guidance for Institute publications and develops recommendations for U.S. and international non-proliferation efforts.  She assesses country-specific and regional proliferation and has written one of the largest collections of case studies available to date on nuclear and other strategic commodity trafficking, helping to pioneer the Institute’s work on understanding such trafficking and finding ways to detect and stop it.  Stricker has advised federal prosecutions and drafted Congressional testimony on strategic commodity trafficking.  She has written extensively on Iran’s nuclear program, assisting the initial development and advising on technical and policy recommendations for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and subsequent efforts to enforce and fix the deal.  In addition, she manages the Institute’s fundraising and grants projects and assists with organizational strategy, planning, project development, and high-level communications activities. 

Stricker’s work has been published by The Washington Post, United States Institute of Peace, Washington Quarterly, London Telegraph, and PBS Frontline, and she has been quoted or cited by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, Atlantic, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, Foreign Policy, Fox News, Reuters, and Associated Press.

She previously worked with the International Rescue Committee’s domestic resettlement and educational programs.


MA, Security Policy Studies, George Washington University
BA, Political Science and French, Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona

Recent publications:

- Forthcoming Institute book on Taiwan’s historical nuclear weapons program;
- Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology, Cambridge University Press, Chapter contributor;
- The Plutonium Handbook, 2nd ed., American Nuclear Society, 2018, Chapter contributor;
- Peddling Peril Index (PPI) for 2017: The First Ranking of National Strategic Export Control Systems;
- “Europe’s best chance on Iran could soon evaporate,” Washington Post, January 3, 2018.
- Revisiting South Africa’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Its History, Dismantlement, and Lessons for Today;
- U.S. Export Control Reform: Impacts and Implications for Controlling the Export of Proliferation-Sensitive Goods and Technologies, 2017
- Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions and Proliferation Risks, 2017;
- The Iran Primer (2010, updated 2015), United States Institute of Peace, Chapter and ongoing article contributor.