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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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Cambodia Turns to China Amid Rice Woes
September 27, 2016
Cambodia Turns to China Amid Rice Woes
Senior official appeals to Beijing to quickly implement pacts as prices fall.
Cambodia Turns to China Amid Rice Woes
The Trouble With the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte
September 22, 2016
The Trouble With the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte
In some cases he appears to not only be undermining Philippine interests, but his own position as well.
The Trouble With the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines’ Largest Warship Damaged After Collision
September 22, 2016
Philippines’ Largest Warship Damaged After Collision
Tanker collision results in minor damage.
Philippines’ Largest Warship Damaged After Collision
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
September 22, 2016
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
The two sides discuss potential sales.
Indonesia Offers Pakistan Defense Equipment
Does Indonesia Need a New Cyber Agency?
September 21, 2016
Does Indonesia Need a New Cyber Agency?
Jokowi casts doubts on whether the country will set up an agency to coordinate cyber defense.
Does Indonesia Need a New Cyber Agency?
China-Thailand Rail Project Back on Track With Cost Agreement
September 21, 2016
China-Thailand Rail Project Back on Track With Cost Agreement
The two sides agree on the cost of the first phase of a key project in Beijing’s infrastructure ambitions in Southeast Asia.
China-Thailand Rail Project Back on Track With Cost Agreement
ASEAN Steps Up Zika Battle in Special Meeting
September 21, 2016
ASEAN Steps Up Zika Battle in Special Meeting
Health ministers vow to take action to stem the virus.
ASEAN Steps Up Zika Battle in Special Meeting
How Deadly Is ASEAN’s Killer Haze?
September 21, 2016
How Deadly Is ASEAN’s Killer Haze?
A recent study has prompted controversy and calls for action.
How Deadly Is ASEAN’s Killer Haze?
Thailand, Ukraine Move Towards Joint Production of APCs
September 21, 2016
Thailand, Ukraine Move Towards Joint Production of APCs
Sources suggest the two sides are closer to joint production.
Thailand, Ukraine Move Towards Joint Production of APCs
China, Malaysia Mull Dispute Resolution for ‘Belt and Road’ Countries
September 20, 2016
China, Malaysia Mull Dispute Resolution for ‘Belt and Road’ Countries
Special envoy proposes dispute settlement collaboration to provide legal protection for projects.
China, Malaysia Mull Dispute Resolution for ‘Belt and Road’ Countries
Indonesia's First SIGMA 10514 Warship Completes Sea Trials
September 16, 2016
Indonesia's First SIGMA 10514 Warship Completes Sea Trials
Tests for first SIGMA 10514 guided-missile frigate have gone well as delivery date approaches.
Indonesia's First SIGMA 10514 Warship Completes Sea Trials
Philippines to Deepen China Talks Despite South China Sea Differences
September 16, 2016
Philippines to Deepen China Talks Despite South China Sea Differences
The foreign secretary says Manila will move forward with official talks with Beijing.
Philippines to Deepen China Talks Despite South China Sea Differences
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
September 16, 2016
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
Foreign Secretary calls on Washington to understand Philippine aspirations instead of lecturing the country on human rights.
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
US-Indonesia Economic Ties At $90 Billion: Report
September 15, 2016
US-Indonesia Economic Ties At $90 Billion: Report
A new report argues that the relationship is more valuable than often appreciated and holds great promise.
US-Indonesia Economic Ties At $90 Billion: Report
Malaysia, Ukraine Eye Closer Defense Ties
September 13, 2016
Malaysia, Ukraine Eye Closer Defense Ties
The two countries will set up a joint commission to expand military-technical cooperation.
Malaysia, Ukraine Eye Closer Defense Ties
Indonesia and the Philippines Enter the Duterte Era
September 13, 2016
Indonesia and the Philippines Enter the Duterte Era
A brief look at how ties are playing out thus far after the Duterte-Jokowi meeting.
Indonesia and the Philippines Enter the Duterte Era
Cambodia, China Ink New Economic Pact
September 12, 2016
Cambodia, China Ink New Economic Pact
Agreement seen as boost for the bilateral economic relationship.
Cambodia, China Ink New Economic Pact
Thailand, Malaysia Mull New High-Speed Rail Link
September 12, 2016
Thailand, Malaysia Mull New High-Speed Rail Link
Both sides focus on advancing prosperity amid lingering border woes.
Thailand, Malaysia Mull New High-Speed Rail Link
The Truth About Thailand’s 2017 Defense Budget ‘Hike’
September 10, 2016
The Truth About Thailand’s 2017 Defense Budget ‘Hike’
The increase in defense spending needs to be put into proper perspective.
The Truth About Thailand’s 2017 Defense Budget ‘Hike’
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
September 09, 2016
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
The two countries will conduct their second-ever round of bilateral drills.
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
Indonesia Ratifies Maritime Treaty
September 09, 2016
Indonesia Ratifies Maritime Treaty
MLC ratification said to help in formulating national policy and secure seafarer rights.
Indonesia Ratifies Maritime Treaty
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
September 09, 2016
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
C-23 Sherpa planes expected in December in a boost for the country’s capabilities.
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
Cambodia, China Deepen War on Financial Crimes
September 08, 2016
Cambodia, China Deepen War on Financial Crimes
The two countries want to boost collaboration in combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
Cambodia, China Deepen War on Financial Crimes
Philippine Defense Policy Under Duterte: What’s in a Budget?
September 08, 2016
Philippine Defense Policy Under Duterte: What’s in a Budget?
A closer look at the first budget the president has submitted to Congress since taking office.
Philippine Defense Policy Under Duterte: What’s in a Budget?
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