Dr. Crystal Pryor: Trade controls and prosperity in Southeast Asia – costs and benefits: the evidence

19 January 2021

UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) mandates that all member states maintain appropriate effective national export controls to prevent WMD proliferation. Yet many countries, including some within Southeast Asia, are concerned about the economic consequences of adopting and implementing strategic trade controls (STC). 

In her presentation, Dr. Crystal Pryor, Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships at the Pacific Forum in Honolulu, will outline a Forum study on the costs and benefits associated with national nonproliferation measures, and will discuss contemporary export control applications and what they mean for the nonproliferation regime in Asia.