Biography of Andrea Stricker
Stricker has written extensively on Iran’s nuclear program developing and assessing policy recommendations. She is co-author of the ISIS report to the United States Institute of Peace, Preventing Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons: Constraining its Future Nuclear Options (2012) and a chapter contributor to The Iran Primer (2010), also published by USIP, in addition to author of numerous technical reports on Iran’s nuclear activities.
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. She is co-author of ISIS’s 2013 report under a grant from PASCC 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 Burma 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 also written extensively on the international non-proliferation regime for ISIS, 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, 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, Atlantic, TIME Magazine, Foreign Policy, 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 certificate in Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Arizona. She studied French at the Centre d’Avignon of the Institute for American Universities. She previously worked with the International Rescue Committee’s domestic resettlement and educational programs.