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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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Philippines’ Duterte Ends ASEAN Tour with Thailand Visit
March 23, 2017
Philippines’ Duterte Ends ASEAN Tour with Thailand Visit
Trip sees gains mainly on the economic side.
Philippines’ Duterte Ends ASEAN Tour with Thailand Visit
Singapore Military Moves Closer to New Armored Fighting Vehicle
March 23, 2017
Singapore Military Moves Closer to New Armored Fighting Vehicle
Contract for Next Generation AFV awarded to Singapore Technologies Engineering.
Singapore Military Moves Closer to New Armored Fighting Vehicle
What’s Next For Malaysia’s China Warships Deal?
March 23, 2017
What’s Next For Malaysia’s China Warships Deal?
Some additional details were disclosed this week in a closely-watched defense agreement.
What’s Next For Malaysia’s China Warships Deal?
Philippines to Receive First 2 Aircraft From Japan
March 23, 2017
Philippines to Receive First 2 Aircraft From Japan
The first two of five TC-90s are expected to arrive next week.
Philippines to Receive First 2 Aircraft From Japan
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve During His Myanmar Trip?
March 22, 2017
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve During His Myanmar Trip?
A closer look at what the Philippine president accomplished during his two-day visit there.
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve During His Myanmar Trip?
India, Singapore Hold Army Exercise
March 21, 2017
India, Singapore Hold Army Exercise
The two countries carried out the 11th iteration of Exercise Bold Kurukshetra.
India, Singapore Hold Army Exercise
Singapore Reveals Fourth New Warship
March 21, 2017
Singapore Reveals Fourth New Warship
The city-state launches another one of its locally-made littoral mission vessels.
Singapore Reveals Fourth New Warship
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
March 17, 2017
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
A closer look at what we might expect.
What’s Next for Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte?
Malaysia, Australia Talk Terror Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
March 16, 2017
Malaysia, Australia Talk Terror Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
ISIS was a key agenda item in discussions between Malaysia’s defense minister and Australia’s foreign minister.
Malaysia, Australia Talk Terror Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
Trilateral Sulu Sea Patrols Set to Kick Off
March 15, 2017
Trilateral Sulu Sea Patrols Set to Kick Off
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines could inaugurate the much-anticipated initiative as early as next month.
Trilateral Sulu Sea Patrols Set to Kick Off
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
March 15, 2017
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
New bilateral engagements appear to be on the horizon despite lingering challenges.
What’s Behind the New China-Philippines Coast Guard Exercise?
Singapore Eyes Tougher Cyber Laws
March 14, 2017
Singapore Eyes Tougher Cyber Laws
The city-state is looking to strengthen legal measures against cybercrimes.
Singapore Eyes Tougher Cyber Laws
Indonesia, Denmark Mull Deeper Defense Ties
March 14, 2017
Indonesia, Denmark Mull Deeper Defense Ties
Both sides are looking at ways to boost cooperation in the security realm.
Indonesia, Denmark Mull Deeper Defense Ties
Philippines Commissions New Japan Coast Guard Vessel
March 11, 2017
Philippines Commissions New Japan Coast Guard Vessel
The delivery of ten MRRVs from Tokyo to Manila is proceeding as scheduled.
Philippines Commissions New Japan Coast Guard Vessel
Indonesia: ASEAN Aerospace MRO Leader?
March 11, 2017
Indonesia: ASEAN Aerospace MRO Leader?
The creation of a new company highlights the Southeast Asian state’s ambition to become a key regional player in aerospace MRO services.
Indonesia: ASEAN Aerospace MRO Leader?
When Will Trilateral Patrols in the Sulu Sea Begin?
March 10, 2017
When Will Trilateral Patrols in the Sulu Sea Begin?
Actually operationalizing such patrols, once agreed, is the challenging part.
When Will Trilateral Patrols in the Sulu Sea Begin?
The Youth Battle in Malaysia’s Islamic State War
March 10, 2017
The Youth Battle in Malaysia’s Islamic State War
Radicalization among the young continues to be a challenge for the Southeast Asian State.
The Youth Battle in Malaysia’s Islamic State War
Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
March 10, 2017
Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Trip reaffirms the importance of a challenging defense relationship for both sides.
Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Singapore Ramps Up Its Cyber War
March 08, 2017
Singapore Ramps Up Its Cyber War
The city-state has begun announcing new measures to strengthen its cyber capabilities.
Singapore Ramps Up Its Cyber War
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
March 07, 2017
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
Understanding what new institutions the Southeast Asian state is setting up.
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
March 06, 2017
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
A visit by a Myanmar Navy delegation to India is just the latest sign of deepening defense cooperation between both sides.
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
March 06, 2017
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
A recent trip by the attorney general highlights the priority Wellington places on engaging Southeast Asia on counterterrorism.
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
March 06, 2017
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
A look at what we might expect from the defense relationship.
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
March 03, 2017
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
A closer look at defense spending in the NLD government’s first-ever budget.
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
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