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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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ASEAN Cyber Challenge Exposed in New Interpol Probe
April 25, 2017
ASEAN Cyber Challenge Exposed in New Interpol Probe
Anti-cybercrime operation offers yet more evidence of the scale of the problem in Southeast Asia.
ASEAN Cyber Challenge Exposed in New Interpol Probe
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
April 25, 2017
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
The setting up of a high-level body is yet another move to boost their security ties.
What’s Behind The New China-Malaysia Defense Committee?
US, Singapore to Launch New Military Exercise in Guam
April 22, 2017
US, Singapore to Launch New Military Exercise in Guam
A higher-end exercise between the United States and Singapore will be launched in August.
US, Singapore to Launch New Military Exercise in Guam
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
April 22, 2017
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
The country continues to struggle with this dimension of its Islamic State fight.  
Indonesia’s Prison Challenge in its Terror Battle
What Did Pence’s Indonesia Visit Achieve?
April 22, 2017
What Did Pence’s Indonesia Visit Achieve?
A closer look at what the vice-president accomplished during his trip to the Southeast Asian state.
What Did Pence’s Indonesia Visit Achieve?
Malaysia’s New Air Force Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
April 21, 2017
Malaysia’s New Air Force Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Affendi Buang made an introductory trip to the city-state this week.
Malaysia’s New Air Force Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
April 21, 2017
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
A look at what a recent goodwill visit means within the context of a budding defense relationship.
Russian Warships in the Philippines Put Military Ties in the Spotlight
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
April 18, 2017
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
Both sides continue to make progress on the establishment of the new institution.
Where Is the New Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center?
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
April 18, 2017
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
A closer look at what we know about this year's Balikatan exercises and what they say about the state of the alliance.
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
April 15, 2017
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
The administration must adroitly manage a relationship that risks coming under greater strain.
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
April 14, 2017
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
Recent reports are yet another testament to the growing scrutiny over Beijing’s influence in the Southeast Asian state.
What’s Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?
China Gifts Military Equipment to Laos
April 14, 2017
China Gifts Military Equipment to Laos
Transfer of unspecified equipment typifies the defense relationship between the two countries.
China Gifts Military Equipment to Laos
Indonesia Steps Up War Against Terrorism Financing
April 12, 2017
Indonesia Steps Up War Against Terrorism Financing
A new pact highlights the attention Jakarta is paying to a key field in the battle against the Islamic State.
Indonesia Steps Up War Against Terrorism Financing
Indonesia Air Force Chief Highlights Corruption Menace Amid Anniversary
April 12, 2017
Indonesia Air Force Chief Highlights Corruption Menace Amid Anniversary
Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto had a sobering message for the service even as he joined them in annual celebrations.
Indonesia Air Force Chief Highlights Corruption Menace Amid Anniversary
Singapore, Germany Conclude Live-Firing Military Exercise
April 12, 2017
Singapore, Germany Conclude Live-Firing Military Exercise
Both sides finish another iteration of what has become a key component of an annual bilateral drill.
Singapore, Germany Conclude Live-Firing Military Exercise
Indonesia, Brazil Ink New Defense Pact
April 11, 2017
Indonesia, Brazil Ink New Defense Pact
Agreement deepens bilateral defense relationship.
Indonesia, Brazil Ink New Defense Pact
Why Did Cambodia Just Downgrade US Military Ties Again?
April 05, 2017
Why Did Cambodia Just Downgrade US Military Ties Again?
U.S. Navy personnel have been told to leave the Southeast Asian state in another blow to defense ties.
Why Did Cambodia Just Downgrade US Military Ties Again?
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
April 04, 2017
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
Move indicates continuing military links between the two allies in spite of what the rhetoric may suggest.
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
Thailand Will Buy 10 More Tanks From China
April 04, 2017
Thailand Will Buy 10 More Tanks From China
Cabinet approves the purchase of ten more in a sign of the deepening defense cooperation between the two sides.
Thailand Will Buy 10 More Tanks From China
Indonesia Blows Up 81 Ships in War on Illegal Fishing
April 04, 2017
Indonesia Blows Up 81 Ships in War on Illegal Fishing
317 vessels have now suffered this fate since President Jokowi has come to power.
Indonesia Blows Up 81 Ships in War on Illegal Fishing
Corruption Scandal Rocks Indonesia-Philippines Warships Deal
April 04, 2017
Corruption Scandal Rocks Indonesia-Philippines Warships Deal
What began as a potential source of pride for the country looks to have become yet another blot in its record.
Corruption Scandal Rocks Indonesia-Philippines Warships Deal
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
April 01, 2017
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
The strategic case is quite compelling. 
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
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