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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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Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
February 25, 2017
Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
PT PAL signs fresh pacts with two UAE firms.
Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
February 25, 2017
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
A deeper look behind President Jokowi’s suggestion that he may discuss the proposal during his state visit to Australia.
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
February 24, 2017
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
February 23, 2017
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
In the wake of a diplomatic row, it is worth setting the record straight on where bilateral relations really were.
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
February 22, 2017
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
Jakarta has become the first customer to receive and test the Skeldar-V-200 rotary UAV.
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
February 18, 2017
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
February 17, 2017
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
A closer look at who should truly hold that title.
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
February 16, 2017
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
A closer look at a move that has been subject to much speculation.
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
What’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
February 16, 2017
What’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
A deeper look at what lies ahead for both sides in the security sphere.
What’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
February 15, 2017
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
Recent controversies over the country’s foreign policy decisions are the product of a broader problem.
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
February 15, 2017
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Former president Fidel Ramos is suggesting an alternate way for the Philippines to approach the world.
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
February 15, 2017
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
The two countries are looking at opportunities to work together more in the defense domain.
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
February 14, 2017
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
The new chapter some are hoping for may not read the way Bangkok would like it to.
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
February 14, 2017
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
Asia’s largest multinational drill will kick off on February 14.
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
February 11, 2017
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Zulkiple Kassim makes an introductory trip to the city-state amid an uncertain geopolitical environment.
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
February 11, 2017
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
A look at where the country is in establishing a much-needed body.
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
Who Loses When Cambodia Cuts US Military Drills?
February 10, 2017
Who Loses When Cambodia Cuts US Military Drills?
A closer look at the potential impact of the temporary suspension of a bilateral exercise.
Who Loses When Cambodia Cuts US Military Drills?
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
February 10, 2017
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
A look at why another postponement of polls has occurred.
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
February 10, 2017
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
A closer look at the prospects for closer defense relations between the two sides.
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
February 09, 2017
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
The domestic difficulties of operationalizing an agreement should not detract from its clear strategic logic.
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
February 07, 2017
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
An opportunity to appreciate an aspect of the relationship that often does not get the attention it deserves.
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
February 07, 2017
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
Three vessels will be in the Southeast Asian state next week.
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
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