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 on strategic commodity trafficking.  She has researched and written extensively on Iran’s nuclear program.  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, World Export Control Review, 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.

Stricker holds a MA in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University and a BA in Political Science and French, with Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Arizona.  She previously worked with the International Rescue Committee’s domestic resettlement and educational programs.

Recent publications:

- Taiwan’s Former Nuclear Weapons Program: Nuclear Weapons On-Demand, 2018 
- Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 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
- 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
- Revisiting South Africa’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Its History, Dismantlement, and Lessons for Today, 2016
- The Iran Primer (2010, updated 2015), United States Institute of Peace, Chapter and ongoing article contributor