Biography of Andrea Stricker
Stricker has written the largest collection of case studies available to date on illicit nuclear trade, deriving lessons and observations about ways to halt this trade, helping to pioneer the Institute’s work on understanding illicit nuclear trade and finding ways to detect and stop it. She is co-author of the Institute’s 2013 report under a grant from the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD entitled The Future World of Illicit Nuclear Trade: Mitigating the Threat. She wrote groundbreaking open source assessments about allegations of a nuclear weapons program in Myanmar based on its illicit trade and provided extensive editing and substantive support on Peddling Peril, (2010) a Free Press book, by David Albright. She has drafted Congressional testimony on illicit nuclear trade.
Stricker has written extensively on Iran’s nuclear program. She has developed technical and policy recommendations for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, shaped Congressional testimony, and briefed staffs of members of Congress. She is a chapter and ongoing article contributor to The Iran Primer (2010, updated 2015), published by the United States Institute of Peace. Stricker has also written on the international non-proliferation regime for the Institute, particularly Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conferences and nonproliferation law related issues, and she researches proliferation financing.
Stricker’s work has been published by The Washington Quarterly, London Telegraph, and PBS Frontline, and she has been quoted or cited by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, The Atlantic, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, Foreign Policy, The National, Daily Beast, Defense News, Fox News, Radio Australia, Reuters, and Associated Press.
Stricker holds an MA in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science and French, with a certification in Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Arizona. She studied French at the former Centre d’Avignon of the Institute for American Universities. She previously worked with the International Rescue Committee’s domestic resettlement and educational programs.