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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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South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
December 06, 2016
South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
The country’s parliament approved a record-high defense budget.
South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
November 26, 2016
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
Tokyo reveals a new initiative to advance security cooperation with the regional bloc.
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
November 24, 2016
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
After a much-anticipated meeting by both sides, things are still far from clear.
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
What Would US TPP Withdrawal Mean?
November 23, 2016
What Would US TPP Withdrawal Mean?
With Trump doubling down on America’s exit from the agreement, it is worth looking at what that might actually mean.
What Would US TPP Withdrawal Mean?
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
November 23, 2016
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
The first-ever ASEAN Traffic Police Forum was held in Hanoi.
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
China, Cambodia to Launch Major Military Exercise ‘Golden Dragon’
November 23, 2016
China, Cambodia to Launch Major Military Exercise ‘Golden Dragon’
Drills billed as boost for the bilateral defense relationship.
China, Cambodia to Launch Major Military Exercise ‘Golden Dragon’
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
November 22, 2016
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
A nonprofit has inked an agreement with the regional grouping to help it in the HADR realm.
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
New Zealand Navy Holds International Review for 75th Anniversary
November 22, 2016
New Zealand Navy Holds International Review for 75th Anniversary
Visiting ships help kick off the highlight of year-long anniversary celebrations.
New Zealand Navy Holds International Review for 75th Anniversary
Beware the Myth of Warring US-China Trade Pacts
November 18, 2016
Beware the Myth of Warring US-China Trade Pacts
We need to be clear-eyed about where there is competition and where there is not.
Beware the Myth of Warring US-China Trade Pacts
How TPP Can Survive Trump
November 17, 2016
How TPP Can Survive Trump
It’s too early to declare the agreement dead, and countries are already weighing alternatives.
How TPP Can Survive Trump
Malaysia, Singapore to Ink New Pact on High-Speed Rail Project
November 16, 2016
Malaysia, Singapore to Ink New Pact on High-Speed Rail Project
The agreement is to be signed during Leader’s Retreat next month.
Malaysia, Singapore to Ink New Pact on High-Speed Rail Project
US, Brunei Launch Naval Exercise
November 15, 2016
US, Brunei Launch Naval Exercise
Two countries kick off CARAT 2016.
US, Brunei Launch Naval Exercise
Japan to Give Malaysia 2 Large Vessels During Najib Visit
November 15, 2016
Japan to Give Malaysia 2 Large Vessels During Najib Visit
New deal could be inked later this week.
Japan to Give Malaysia 2 Large Vessels During Najib Visit
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
November 15, 2016
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
The fallout, though significant, will likely be more limited than the rhetoric had suggested.
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
India, Nepal Hold Military Exercise With Terror Focus
November 15, 2016
India, Nepal Hold Military Exercise With Terror Focus
Tenth iteration of Surya Kiran-X completed by both sides.
India, Nepal Hold Military Exercise With Terror Focus
Brunei Deputy Defense Minister Visits Singapore
November 11, 2016
Brunei Deputy Defense Minister Visits Singapore
Trip comes as both countries commemorate the 40th anniversary of their defense ties.
Brunei Deputy Defense Minister Visits Singapore
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
November 10, 2016
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
A closer look at what America’s incoming president might do.
What Will Donald Trump’s Asia Policy Look Like?
Singapore Moves Closer to New Military Helicopter Fleet
November 09, 2016
Singapore Moves Closer to New Military Helicopter Fleet
The city-state is moving forward on efforts to replace its aging assets.
Singapore Moves Closer to New Military Helicopter Fleet
India, Singapore Launch Naval Exercise
November 09, 2016
India, Singapore Launch Naval Exercise
New Delhi hosted SIMBEX 2016.
India, Singapore Launch Naval Exercise
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
November 08, 2016
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
A deeper look at what lies ahead for the next administration.
US Asia Policy After Obama: Opportunities and Challenges
Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit
November 03, 2016
Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit
Suggestions of a dramatic shift are grossly exaggerated and not grounded in reality.
Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
November 02, 2016
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
A look at what both sides will discuss during the president’s next trip.
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
Is the Philippines Triggering a ‘Duterte Effect’ in ASEAN?
November 02, 2016
Is the Philippines Triggering a ‘Duterte Effect’ in ASEAN?
Although the development is worrying, its impact should not be exaggerated.
Is the Philippines Triggering a ‘Duterte Effect’ in ASEAN?
Why Is India’s Navy Chief Visiting Myanmar?
November 02, 2016
Why Is India’s Navy Chief Visiting Myanmar?
Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a four-day trip to the Southeast Asian state to advance naval ties.
Why Is India’s Navy Chief Visiting Myanmar?
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