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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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Malaysia, US Spar Over Human Rights
December 12, 2014
Malaysia, US Spar Over Human Rights
Malaysia summons U.S. envoy after a week of criticism for its tarnished human rights record
Malaysia, US Spar Over Human Rights
Indonesia May Sink Chinese Vessels: Jokowi Adviser
December 11, 2014
Indonesia May Sink Chinese Vessels: Jokowi Adviser
An adviser to Indonesia’s president says Jakarta may sink Chinese vessels caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters.
Indonesia May Sink Chinese Vessels: Jokowi Adviser
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
December 11, 2014
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
A senior adviser to Indonesia’s new president insists the country’s sovereignty is not up for negotiation.
Natuna Is Indonesian, Not Chinese: Jokowi Adviser
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair in 2015: What To Expect
November 22, 2014
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair in 2015: What To Expect
The country will be leading the bloc during a pivotal year. Can it deliver on its promises?
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair in 2015: What To Expect
Modi Unveils India’s ‘Act East Policy’ to ASEAN in Myanmar
November 17, 2014
Modi Unveils India’s ‘Act East Policy’ to ASEAN in Myanmar
The PM’s policy of “action” is welcomed by the region, but observers still look for results.
Modi Unveils India’s ‘Act East Policy’ to ASEAN in Myanmar
Will ASEAN Forge an Economic Community By 2015? Wrong Question.
November 12, 2014
Will ASEAN Forge an Economic Community By 2015? Wrong Question.
The AEC is part of a broader vision that will require greater participation in and outside the community.
Will ASEAN Forge an Economic Community By 2015? Wrong Question.
Yudhoyono’s Checkered Legacy in Indonesia
October 18, 2014
Yudhoyono’s Checkered Legacy in Indonesia
The outgoing president brought stability, but left a great deal undone.
Yudhoyono’s Checkered Legacy in Indonesia
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
October 16, 2014
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
The focus on the US-China rivalry in the Asia-Pacific is missing an important point.
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
Canada’s Pivot to ASEAN
September 13, 2014
Canada’s Pivot to ASEAN
Canada has stepped up its outreach to ASEAN. Will it last?
Canada’s Pivot to ASEAN
Can Malaysia Airlines Take Off Again?
September 10, 2014
Can Malaysia Airlines Take Off Again?
After two disasters this year, the airline is restructuring. But will it be enough?
Can Malaysia Airlines Take Off Again?
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
August 23, 2014
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
Modi needs to move India beyond platitudes in its engagement with Southeast Asia.
India and ASEAN: Beyond ‘Looking East’
Drug-Resistant Malaria: The World’s Next Health Crisis?
August 13, 2014
Drug-Resistant Malaria: The World’s Next Health Crisis?
Drug-resistant malaria strains are emerging in mainland Southeast Asia.
Drug-Resistant Malaria: The World’s Next Health Crisis?
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