The Benefits of Strategic Trade Control Implementation for Southeast Asia


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When: Oct 20 2020 - 4:00pm until Oct 20 2020 - 5:00pm
Where: Zoom Webinar

The East-West Center in Washington invites you to the
60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Virtual Seminar Series:

The Benefits of Strategic Trade Control Implementation
for Southeast Asia


Dr. Crystal D. Pryor
(EWCW Japan Studies Visiting Fellow, 2012)
Director, Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships
Pacific Forum

Dr.  Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)
Vice President, East-West Center &
Director, East West Center in Washington

Dr. Pryor presented the Pacific Forum’s study on the costs and benefits associated with national nonproliferation measures. UN Security Council Resolution 1540Dr. Crystal Pryor (2004) mandates that all member states maintain appropriate effective national export controls to prevent WMD proliferation. Yet many countries, including those within Southeast Asia, are concerned about the economic consequences of adopting and implementing strategic trade controls (STC). This study therefore seeks to assess the effects of STC implementation globally and within ASEAN member states. After sharing the findings that STC implementation is actually associated with very positive economic outcomes, Dr. Pryor briefly discussed contemporary export control applications and what they mean for the nonproliferation regime in Asia.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the East-West Center and its mission to promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW)’s 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series will highlight the work of EWCW alumni who have participated in our fellowship, publication, dialogue and conference programs.


Crystal Pryor is Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships at Pacific Forum. She is also an adjunct fellow with the East-West Center’s Research Program, and was an East-West Center Washington Japan Studies Visiting Fellow in 2012. Before joining Pacific Forum, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the US-Japan relations program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Pryor works on nonproliferation in Asia while developing research agendas on technology policy and Women, Peace, and Security. She has researched US-Japan outer space security cooperation, strategic trade control implementation in advanced countries, and Japan’s defense industry and arms exports. She has worked for the University of Washington as an instructor of political science and international relations, and for the State Department at the US embassy in Tokyo. Dr. Pryor received her doctorate in political science from the University of Washington, master’s degrees in political science from the University of Washington and the University of Tokyo, and bachelor’s degree in international relations with honors from Brown University.

Satu Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and the Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and is the founding editor of the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at CNA Corp (Center for Naval Analyses) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar. Recent publications include: “America’s ‘Pacific Principle’ in an Indivisible Pacific Islands Region,” (Asia-Pacific Bulletin); “Despite Stumbles, America’s Engagement with Southeast Runs Deep,” (Global Asia); Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra Water Politics (Marine Corps University Press); and Russia’s Peripheral Relevance to US-Indo Pacific Relations (Center for the National Interest).

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