Andrea Berger

Andrea Berger, CNS Senior Research Associate, Senior Program Manager

Senior Research Associate
Senior Program Manager
London, England


Andrea Berger is a Senior Research Associate and a Senior Program Manager, based in London. Her research interests include North Korea’s WMD programs, sanctions and export controls, countering proliferation finance, and nonproliferation and disarmament diplomacy. Andrea conducts detailed investigations into illicit networks using open-source intelligence techniques, in support of counterproliferation efforts. She is also a regular contributor at Arms Control Wonk, 38 North, and NK News.

In addition to her full-time position with the CNS, Andrea is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s College London, as well as an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.


Prior to joining CNS, Andrea was the Deputy Director of the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme at the Royal United Services Institute. She was also the Director of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI), a network of over 900 emerging and established experts in the UK nuclear community. Between 2012 and 2015, Andrea led track one-and-a-half security talks with the North Korean People’s Army and Worker’s Party, both in Pyongyang and London. She has worked extensively with the Financial Action Task Force and its regional bodies, as well as with financial institutions, to develop their approaches to countering proliferation finance. Andrea has been a delegate to the Proliferation Security Initiative’s Operational Experts Group, as well as a UK representative at the 2014 and 2016 P5 Conferences.

Before joining the nonproliferation community, Andrea worked in several Canadian government departments, lastly as a Trade Policy Analyst in Global Affairs Canada.


  • MA in International Peace and Security, King’s College London
  • BA (Hons) in Political Science, Carleton University
  • Specialist Certificate in Trade-Based Money Laundering