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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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Laos in the ASEAN Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges
July 23, 2016
Laos in the ASEAN Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges
As regional meetings kick off, we need to keep the bigger picture of Vientiane’s chairmanship in mind.
Laos in the ASEAN Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges
US, Singapore Launch Maritime Exercise
July 22, 2016
US, Singapore Launch Maritime Exercise
CARAT Singapore 2016 kicked off this week.
US, Singapore Launch Maritime Exercise
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
July 21, 2016
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
Washington is finally transferring another Hamilton-class cutter to Manila.
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
July 21, 2016
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
The secretary of state will be first U.S. administration official to meet with the new president.
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
Philippines Rejects Conditional Talks With China on South China Sea
July 20, 2016
Philippines Rejects Conditional Talks With China on South China Sea
Foreign secretary says Beijing had insisted that Manila set aside the tribunal decision.
Philippines Rejects Conditional Talks With China on South China Sea
Taiwan Woos ASEAN Tourists in Boost for New Southbound Policy
July 19, 2016
Taiwan Woos ASEAN Tourists in Boost for New Southbound Policy
Initiative to remove visa barriers making headway.
Taiwan Woos ASEAN Tourists in Boost for New Southbound Policy
Thailand, UK Eye New Trade Pact
July 18, 2016
Thailand, UK Eye New Trade Pact
Bangkok steps up efforts to maintain economic ties with Britain following Brexit vote.
Thailand, UK Eye New Trade Pact
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Pact Nears Completion
July 15, 2016
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Pact Nears Completion
Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines to agree new framework agreement soon.
New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols Pact Nears Completion
Thailand Will Get First M58 Patrol Gun Boat Soon
July 15, 2016
Thailand Will Get First M58 Patrol Gun Boat Soon
Final fit-out currently ongoing ahead of planned delivery by September.
Thailand Will Get First M58 Patrol Gun Boat Soon
Who Will Indonesia Execute Next in its War on Drugs?
July 15, 2016
Who Will Indonesia Execute Next in its War on Drugs?
Confirming details continues to prove elusive.
Who Will Indonesia Execute Next in its War on Drugs?
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
July 14, 2016
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
Even if it does not issue a separate statement, the grouping should adopt a strong communique.
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
US Launches New Initiative for Cambodia NGOs
July 13, 2016
US Launches New Initiative for Cambodia NGOs
USAID project seeks to boost capacity of civil society organizations.
US Launches New Initiative for Cambodia NGOs
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
July 13, 2016
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
A look at the potential implications of the verdict on the Philippines’ South China Sea case.
What the South China Sea Ruling Means
Myanmar Cracks Down on Dams
July 13, 2016
Myanmar Cracks Down on Dams
Deputy minister says no new dams will be built and spending on existing ones will be halved.
Myanmar Cracks Down on Dams
Japan, Philippines to Launch Maritime Exercise Amid South China Sea Uncertainty
July 11, 2016
Japan, Philippines to Launch Maritime Exercise Amid South China Sea Uncertainty
Tokyo and Manila will hold joint drills just after a verdict on the Philippines’ South China Sea case against China.
Japan, Philippines to Launch Maritime Exercise Amid South China Sea Uncertainty
The Risks of Duterte’s China and South China Sea Policy
July 09, 2016
The Risks of Duterte’s China and South China Sea Policy
We need to be clear about what the real danger is not just for the Philippines, but the region and the world.
The Risks of Duterte’s China and South China Sea Policy
Cambodia to Enforce Stricter Angkor Wat Dress Code
July 08, 2016
Cambodia to Enforce Stricter Angkor Wat Dress Code
New code of conduct will be enforced starting August 4.
Cambodia to Enforce Stricter Angkor Wat Dress Code
Thailand, Ukraine Eye Deeper Defense Ties
July 07, 2016
Thailand, Ukraine Eye Deeper Defense Ties
Countries discuss defense industry collaboration and co-production of military equipment.
Thailand, Ukraine Eye Deeper Defense Ties
Is Thailand Now Serious About Submarines from China?
July 06, 2016
Is Thailand Now Serious About Submarines from China?
Despite some encouraging signs, lingering concerns persist.
Is Thailand Now Serious About Submarines from China?
India Steps Up Aid to Cambodia for Demining
July 06, 2016
India Steps Up Aid to Cambodia for Demining
Cambodia says New Delhi is set to boost its assistance for mine-clearing efforts.
India Steps Up Aid to Cambodia for Demining
Did China Firm ‘Secretly Recall’ Defective Singapore Trains?
July 05, 2016
Did China Firm ‘Secretly Recall’ Defective Singapore Trains?
The city-state has been rocked by reports of defective subway trains being secretly recalled to China.
Did China Firm ‘Secretly Recall’ Defective Singapore Trains?
Singapore Warship is First Non-US Vessel to Lead RIMPAC Group Sail
June 30, 2016
Singapore Warship is First Non-US Vessel to Lead RIMPAC Group Sail
City-state frigate leads two other warships from the United States and Japan to the world’s largest international maritime exercise.
Singapore Warship is First Non-US Vessel to Lead RIMPAC Group Sail
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
June 30, 2016
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
Approval of controversial Myitsone Dam project seen as unlikely.
China Dam ‘Political Suicide’ for Myanmar’s New Government: Activist
After China Meeting, ASEAN Must Unite on South China Sea
June 30, 2016
After China Meeting, ASEAN Must Unite on South China Sea
With the PCA verdict approaching, the grouping must stand together on the issue in the coming months.
After China Meeting, ASEAN Must Unite on South China Sea
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