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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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Duterte’s First ASEAN Tour: What’s on the Agenda?
August 25, 2016
Duterte’s First ASEAN Tour: What’s on the Agenda?
A brief look at some of the issues that could be discussed on the Philippine president’s first foreign trip.
Duterte’s First ASEAN Tour: What’s on the Agenda?
US, ASEAN States Launch Maritime Exercise in Singapore
August 25, 2016
US, ASEAN States Launch Maritime Exercise in Singapore
SEACAT kicked off on August 22.
US, ASEAN States Launch Maritime Exercise in Singapore
Brunei, Singapore Hold Maritime Exercise
August 23, 2016
Brunei, Singapore Hold Maritime Exercise
The two countries hold the third iteration of a joint training.
Brunei, Singapore Hold Maritime Exercise
Former Singapore President Dies at 92
August 23, 2016
Former Singapore President Dies at 92
S R Nathan died Monday weeks after suffering a stroke.
Former Singapore President Dies at 92
What Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Accomplish in His First Timor-Leste Visit?
August 22, 2016
What Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Accomplish in His First Timor-Leste Visit?
The two countries reached several notable agreements.
What Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Accomplish in His First Timor-Leste Visit?
Brief Health Scare for Singapore Premier at National Day Rally
August 22, 2016
Brief Health Scare for Singapore Premier at National Day Rally
Lee Hsien Loong was briefly taken ill during his speech.
Brief Health Scare for Singapore Premier at National Day Rally
Indonesia Sinks 60 More Vessels to Mark Independence
August 19, 2016
Indonesia Sinks 60 More Vessels to Mark Independence
Sinkings described as low-key, with identities of the vessels not publicly disclosed.
Indonesia Sinks 60 More Vessels to Mark Independence
Philippines Gets First Japan Coast Guard Vessel
August 18, 2016
Philippines Gets First Japan Coast Guard Vessel
First of ten MRRVs arrived, and more are in the works.
Philippines Gets First Japan Coast Guard Vessel
 Singapore to Deploy Team to Iraq in 2017 for Islamic State Fight
August 18, 2016
Singapore to Deploy Team to Iraq in 2017 for Islamic State Fight
City-state set to deepen its role in combating the threat.
Singapore to Deploy Team to Iraq in 2017 for Islamic State Fight
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
August 17, 2016
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
We need to be clear-eyed about both progress made and the challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
Indonesia Sinks Vessels Ahead of Independence Day
August 17, 2016
Indonesia Sinks Vessels Ahead of Independence Day
Authorities begin a new round of an ongoing crackdown on illegal fishing.
Indonesia Sinks Vessels Ahead of Independence Day
Philippines’ Duterte to Attend ASEAN Meetings in Laos
August 16, 2016
Philippines’ Duterte to Attend ASEAN Meetings in Laos
Visit looks set to be leader’s first foreign trip.
Philippines’ Duterte to Attend ASEAN Meetings in Laos
What Are Brunei's Priorities for ASEAN Health?
August 16, 2016
What Are Brunei's Priorities for ASEAN Health?
The Southeast Asian state unveils key goals for its chairmanship.
What Are Brunei's Priorities for ASEAN Health?
Can Malaysia and Cambodia Breathe New Life Into Economic Ties?
August 16, 2016
Can Malaysia and Cambodia Breathe New Life Into Economic Ties?
New MoU could pave way for double-digit growth in trade.
Can Malaysia and Cambodia Breathe New Life Into Economic Ties?
Terrorism May Tear Singapore Apart: Prime Minister
August 10, 2016
Terrorism May Tear Singapore Apart: Prime Minister
Premier issues ominous warning about the threat terrorism poses to the country’s unity.
Terrorism May Tear Singapore Apart: Prime Minister
ASEAN and the EEU: Close to Free Trade Zone?
August 09, 2016
ASEAN and the EEU: Close to Free Trade Zone?
Russia suggests the two groupings are inching closer to realizing a new pact.
ASEAN and the EEU: Close to Free Trade Zone?
India, Indonesia Eye Deeper Maritime Cooperation With Navy Chief Visit
August 09, 2016
India, Indonesia Eye Deeper Maritime Cooperation With Navy Chief Visit
Admiral Sunil Lanba is on official tour to Indonesia this week.
India, Indonesia Eye Deeper Maritime Cooperation With Navy Chief Visit
Japan, Indonesia Eye Stronger Defense Ties
August 06, 2016
Japan, Indonesia Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Senior defense officials discuss cybersecurity and potential deals.
Japan, Indonesia Eye Stronger Defense Ties
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Officially Launched in Indonesia
August 04, 2016
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Officially Launched in Indonesia
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines reach initial agreement on limited, coordinated patrols.
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Officially Launched in Indonesia
Singapore to Deepen Role in Islamic State Fight
August 03, 2016
Singapore to Deepen Role in Islamic State Fight
City-state will send a new medical team to Iraq in a boost for coalition efforts.
Singapore to Deepen Role in Islamic State Fight
Indonesia, Malaysia Pledge to Solve Maritime Dispute (Again)
August 03, 2016
Indonesia, Malaysia Pledge to Solve Maritime Dispute (Again)
Leaders give envoys a fresh mandate to resolve a difficult issue.
Indonesia, Malaysia Pledge to Solve Maritime Dispute (Again)
TPP May Fail if Renegotiated, Singapore Warns US
August 02, 2016
TPP May Fail if Renegotiated, Singapore Warns US
The city state’s premier cautions that the pact may end up falling apart.
TPP May Fail if Renegotiated, Singapore Warns US
US Rebalance to Asia Will Sustain: Obama
August 02, 2016
US Rebalance to Asia Will Sustain: Obama
President downplays concerns about U.S. commitment to the region ahead of state visit with Singapore’s premier.
US Rebalance to Asia Will Sustain: Obama
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
August 02, 2016
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
The ruling could end up posing profound challenges for Washington.
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
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