Crystal Pryor, Ph.D.
Researcher, Writer & Speaker on Security Policy
Political Science Ph.D. (International Relations) with 10+ years of experience in the design and execution of research.
Research interests include U.S., European, and Japanese foreign and security policies; nonproliferation and strategic trade controls; and the intersection of advanced technologies and national security.
About Crystal Pryor
Focused on Japan, Technology and Nonproliferation in Asia
Crystal's research background is on nonproliferation and arms/dual-use technology export controls; and the national security and defense industry policies of advanced industrialized countries.
Crystal is regularly invited to speak and write on export controls. She has received multiple competitive awards to support overseas research. In her current role at Pacific Forum, she directs programs on Strategic Trade Control (STC) implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. Her current research is on export controls on advanced and emerging technologies, and the economic impact of STC in Southeast Asia.
Beyond her academic training, she has both Japanese and American policy experience from an internship at think tank affiliated with a major Japanese political party (2006-2008) and her employment at the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo (2008-2010).
Crystal has lived in Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Japan, Washington state, England, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C.