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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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What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
September 19, 2017
What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
The first iteration of KAMANDAG is a sign of how both sides continue to boost their defense ties in the Duterte era.
What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
September 18, 2017
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
A closer look at the first-ever high-level frontier meeting between the two sides.
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
September 16, 2017
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
The enhanced system represents a step forward for regional cooperation.
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
September 13, 2017
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
A closer look at a deal that is set to be realized soon.
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
September 13, 2017
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
Washington takes another step to boost Manila’s capabilities.
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
September 13, 2017
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
Another iteration of an exercise among Southeast Asian states and their dialogue partners got underway this week.
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
September 12, 2017
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
A closer look at reports that China has had its second known docking of submarines in the Southeast Asian state.
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
September 12, 2017
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
A recent engagement provided an opportunity for both sides to take stock of collaboration.
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
What Will Australia’s New Military Terror Aid to the Philippines Look Like?
September 12, 2017
What Will Australia’s New Military Terror Aid to the Philippines Look Like?
Though details remain to be worked out, the general shape of Canberra’s deepening security role is becoming increasingly clearer.
What Will Australia’s New Military Terror Aid to the Philippines Look Like?
US, Indonesia Launch Naval Exercise
September 12, 2017
US, Indonesia Launch Naval Exercise
The 23rd iteration of CARAT Indonesia kicked off on September 7.
US, Indonesia Launch Naval Exercise
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
September 09, 2017
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
A recent interaction was an important reminder of the efforts being made by both sides to address cross-border issues.
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
What Did Singapore’s Latest US Military Helicopter Deployment Achieve?
September 09, 2017
What Did Singapore’s Latest US Military Helicopter Deployment Achieve?
A look at the significance of the city-state’s assistance for relief operations following Hurricane Harvey.
What Did Singapore’s Latest US Military Helicopter Deployment Achieve?
A New ASEAN Trilateral Terrorism ‘Task Force’?
September 07, 2017
A New ASEAN Trilateral Terrorism ‘Task Force’?
A closer look at Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent suggestion.  
A New ASEAN Trilateral Terrorism ‘Task Force’?
The Real Test for US-Malaysia Relations in the Trump Era
September 06, 2017
The Real Test for US-Malaysia Relations in the Trump Era
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s first White House visit is a chance to address broader challenges in bilateral ties.
The Real Test for US-Malaysia Relations in the Trump Era
What’s in the New US-Singapore Maritime Exercise in Guam?
September 06, 2017
What’s in the New US-Singapore Maritime Exercise in Guam?
The launch of the new Exercise Pacific Griffin marks important progress for defense ties between the two partners.
What’s in the New US-Singapore Maritime Exercise in Guam?
What Did the Latest US Asia Maritime Security Exercise Achieve?
September 06, 2017
What Did the Latest US Asia Maritime Security Exercise Achieve?
This year’s iteration of SEACAT marked yet another step in Washington’s effort to expand its exercises in the Asia-Pacific.
What Did the Latest US Asia Maritime Security Exercise Achieve?
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
September 06, 2017
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
Beijing’s displeasure is all too predictable and far from convincing.
The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
US-Philippines Air Force Cooperation in the Spotlight Amid Exchange
September 02, 2017
US-Philippines Air Force Cooperation in the Spotlight Amid Exchange
The two allies completed the latest iteration of a new exchange established last year.
US-Philippines Air Force Cooperation in the Spotlight Amid Exchange
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
September 01, 2017
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
The fact that both sides have finally held their inaugural Joint Committee for Military Cooperation is testament to their need for greater collaboration.
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
September 01, 2017
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
The move is being read as an escalation in the country’s crackdown on sea crimes
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
US Pacific Air Force Commander Makes First Singapore Visit
August 31, 2017
US Pacific Air Force Commander Makes First Singapore Visit
General Terrence O’Shaughnessy made his first trip to the city-state this week amid questions about the U.S. role in addressing regional challenges.
US Pacific Air Force Commander Makes First Singapore Visit
New Australia Military Terror Aid For the Philippines?
August 31, 2017
New Australia Military Terror Aid For the Philippines?
A closer look at recent headlines about additional counterterrorism support Canberra could provide to Manila.
New Australia Military Terror Aid For the Philippines?
Singapore Deploys Military Helicopters For US Hurricane Operations
August 30, 2017
Singapore Deploys Military Helicopters For US Hurricane Operations
City-state offers help as storm continues to wreak destruction.
Singapore Deploys Military Helicopters For US Hurricane Operations
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
August 30, 2017
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
The development marks another step taken by the Southeast Asian state to modernize its navy despite significant challenges.
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
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