(Washington, D.C., October 4, 2019) – Andrea Stricker has joined the Foundation for Defense of Democracies as a research fellow focusing on nonproliferation, Iran, North Korea, and other security topics.
Stricker joins FDD from the Institute on Science and International Security, where she focused on Iran’s nuclear program, including its history, proliferation efforts, and diplomatic agreements, particularly issues relating to the Iran nuclear deal and Iran’s nuclear archive.
“Andrea brings to FDD extensive knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program, including Tehran’s nuclear program history, the regime’s proliferation efforts, and diplomatic agreements including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” said FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz. “In particular, Andrea has played a critical role in analyzing Iran’s nuclear archive. We are looking forward to her contributions to our already deep expertise on Iran’s nuclear program.”
Prior to joining FDD, Andrea spent more than 12 years at the Institute for Science and International Security authoring publications that integrated technical and policy research to make assessments and recommendations on preventing nuclear proliferation.
She has also written in-depth studies of strategic commodity trafficking and proliferation financing, particularly involving China, and advised federal prosecutions on illicit procurement cases. Her other areas of interest include non-proliferation regimes and related United Nations resolutions, illicit finance, Middle East security dynamics, sanctions, and U.S. foreign policy.
Along with FDD Senior Advisor on Science and Nonproliferation Olli Heinonen and David Albright of the Institute on Science and International Security, Stricker is the co-author of “Project Midan: Developing and Building an Underground Nuclear Test Site in Iran,” and “The Iranian Nuclear Archive: Implications and Recommendations.”
Her publications and analysis have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic, TIME and numerous other domestic and foreign media outlets.
Find Stricker on Twitter @StrickerNonpro.
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