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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is Associate Editor at The Diplomat based in Washington, D.C., where he writes mostly on Southeast Asia, Asian security affairs and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. He is also a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

An ASEAN citizen who grew up in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines before moving to the United States, Prashanth previously worked on Asian affairs at several think tanks including the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has also conducted extensive field research in the region and consulted for companies and governments. His writings have appeared in a wide range of publications in the United States and in Asia, including Foreign Policy, The National Interest, The Washington Quarterly, The Straits Times, and The Nation.

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Malaysia Responds to Brexit
June 25, 2016
Malaysia Responds to Brexit
Former British colony strikes balanced note.
Malaysia Responds to Brexit
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
June 23, 2016
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
A first look at the content of the “ten-point consensus” Beijing proposed at the recent ASEAN-China meeting.
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
US, Thailand Conclude Annual Military Exercise
June 23, 2016
US, Thailand Conclude Annual Military Exercise
CARAT Thailand 2016 ran from June 16 to 23.
US, Thailand Conclude Annual Military Exercise
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
June 21, 2016
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
For all the claims of confusion, what happened and what it means is actually already pretty clear.
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
Two US Aircraft Carriers Launch Joint Exercises Off Philippines Ahead of South China Sea Verdict
June 21, 2016
Two US Aircraft Carriers Launch Joint Exercises Off Philippines Ahead of South China Sea Verdict
Coordinated operations kick off ahead of much-anticipated South China Sea verdict.
Two US Aircraft Carriers Launch Joint Exercises Off Philippines Ahead of South China Sea Verdict
Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia Move Toward Patrols in Sulu-Sulawesi Seas
June 21, 2016
Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia Move Toward Patrols in Sulu-Sulawesi Seas
The three states have been redoubling joint efforts to address problems in the Sulu-Sulawesi seas.
Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia Move Toward Patrols in Sulu-Sulawesi Seas
China, Not ASEAN, the Real Failure on South China Sea at Kunming Meeting
June 16, 2016
China, Not ASEAN, the Real Failure on South China Sea at Kunming Meeting
Though Beijing may have split the grouping again, its tactics failed to accomplish its larger objectives.
China, Not ASEAN, the Real Failure on South China Sea at Kunming Meeting
France's Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar
June 14, 2016
France's Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar
Trip will be just the second-ever visit by a French foreign minister to the Southeast Asian state.
France's Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar
Nixed China Aid Leaves Myanmar Agency in Debt, Citizens in Danger
June 14, 2016
Nixed China Aid Leaves Myanmar Agency in Debt, Citizens in Danger
Without assistance for a tunnel, an irrigation department is in debt and hundreds of thousands are at risk from flooding.
Nixed China Aid Leaves Myanmar Agency in Debt, Citizens in Danger
Japan, Thailand Eye Stronger Security Ties
June 13, 2016
Japan, Thailand Eye Stronger Security Ties
Tokyo and Bangkok looked to boost their defense relations during Gen Nakatani’s recent visit.
Japan, Thailand Eye Stronger Security Ties
Indonesia To Coordinate South China Sea Policy Ahead of Court Verdict
June 13, 2016
Indonesia To Coordinate South China Sea Policy Ahead of Court Verdict
President Jokowi asks ministries to formulate uniformed position to ‘have the same answers.’
Indonesia To Coordinate South China Sea Policy Ahead of Court Verdict
The Malabar Exercise: An Emerging Platform for Indo-Pacific Cooperation?
June 12, 2016
The Malabar Exercise: An Emerging Platform for Indo-Pacific Cooperation?
In 20 years, Malabar has gone from a US-India drill to a platform for wider regional collaboration. But will this last?
The Malabar Exercise: An Emerging Platform for Indo-Pacific Cooperation?
 US, Japan, and India Kick off 2016 Malabar Exercise
June 12, 2016
US, Japan, and India Kick off 2016 Malabar Exercise
Countries begin naval drills that will last until June 17.
US, Japan, and India Kick off 2016 Malabar Exercise
Confronting Threats in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas: Opportunities and Challenges
June 10, 2016
Confronting Threats in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas: Opportunities and Challenges
Tackling the manifold problems in the tri-border area will require some heavy lifting by concerned states.
Confronting Threats in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas: Opportunities and Challenges
US Not Seeking Base in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay: Envoy
June 10, 2016
US Not Seeking Base in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay: Envoy
Diplomat clarifies what to expect in U.S.-Vietnam defense relations following the lifting of the arms embargo.
US Not Seeking Base in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay: Envoy
The Other Sea That Dominated the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue
June 09, 2016
The Other Sea That Dominated the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue
Beyond the South China Sea, conversations at the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue also centered on the Sulu Sea.
The Other Sea That Dominated the 2016 Shangri-La Dialogue
US, Cambodia Militaries Kick off Pacific Angel 2016
June 08, 2016
US, Cambodia Militaries Kick off Pacific Angel 2016
This year’s iteration of PACANGEL Cambodia will last until June 18.
US, Cambodia Militaries Kick off Pacific Angel 2016
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
June 08, 2016
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Two sides discuss defense relations during Gen Nakatani’s visit to the Southeast Asian state.
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Indonesia to Blow Up 30 More Illegal Foreign Vessels
June 08, 2016
Indonesia to Blow Up 30 More Illegal Foreign Vessels
The country’s fisheries minister says preparations are under way for another round of sinkings.
Indonesia to Blow Up 30 More Illegal Foreign Vessels
US, Philippines Launch Annual Military Exercise
June 08, 2016
US, Philippines Launch Annual Military Exercise
Washington and Manila kick off CARAT Philippines 2016.
US, Philippines Launch Annual Military Exercise
US Hits Right Note at Shangri-La With Principled Security Network
June 05, 2016
US Hits Right Note at Shangri-La With Principled Security Network
Defense officials have finally found a catchall concept to capture a vision they have long sought to describe.
US Hits Right Note at Shangri-La With Principled Security Network
Singapore, India Hold First Defense Ministers’ Dialogue
June 04, 2016
Singapore, India Hold First Defense Ministers’ Dialogue
The two countries move towards operationalizing their new defense pact.
Singapore, India Hold First Defense Ministers’ Dialogue
Asia Needs New Strategic Equilibrium: Thailand Junta Chief
June 04, 2016
Asia Needs New Strategic Equilibrium: Thailand Junta Chief
Prayut Chan-o-cha outlines a new approach to address regional challenges.
Asia Needs New Strategic Equilibrium: Thailand Junta Chief
No China Compromise on South China Sea After Philippines Case: Top Chinese Expert
June 03, 2016
No China Compromise on South China Sea After Philippines Case: Top Chinese Expert
One of the country’s leading experts suggests there is little reason to expect that Beijing will moderate its stance.
No China Compromise on South China Sea After Philippines Case: Top Chinese Expert
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