Andrea Stricker is a research fellow at FDD where she conducts research on nonproliferation, Iran, North Korea, and other security policy topics. She is an expert on nuclear weapons proliferation and illicit procurement networks.
Andrea has extensively researched 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. She has also written in-depth studies of strategic commodity trafficking and proliferation financing 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.
Prior to joining FDD, Andrea spent more than twelve 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. Preceding that, she worked with the International Rescue Committee to enhance her focus on refugee issues and human rights atrocities as they pertain to countries and regions in conflict and a lack of rights to self-determination.
Andrea is the co-author of such books as Taiwan’s Former Nuclear Weapons Program, Revisiting South Africa’s Nuclear Weapons Program, and The Peddling Peril Indices (PPI), and has contributed chapters to The Plutonium Handbook, Iran Primer, and Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Her publications and analysis have appeared in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Guardian, London Telegraph, World Export Control Review, Washington Quarterly, NK News, National Interest, Voice of America, Atlantic, Newsweek, TIME, Science Magazine, and other domestic and foreign media outlets.
She has a MA in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and BA in Political Science and French, with a focus on Middle Eastern studies, from the University of Arizona.