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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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Cambodia Marks 30 Years Under Hun Sen’s Rule Amid Uncertain Future
January 14, 2015
Cambodia Marks 30 Years Under Hun Sen’s Rule Amid Uncertain Future
Three decades on, the strongman shows few signs of relinquishing power anytime soon.
Cambodia Marks 30 Years Under Hun Sen’s Rule Amid Uncertain Future
Explaining Indonesia’s ‘Sink The Vessels’ Policy Under Jokowi
January 13, 2015
Explaining Indonesia’s ‘Sink The Vessels’ Policy Under Jokowi
Jakarta’s policy of sinking illegal vessels looks set to continue despite lingering concerns.
Explaining Indonesia’s ‘Sink The Vessels’ Policy Under Jokowi
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
January 13, 2015
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
Stakes are raised as Yingluck’s impeachment proceedings progress.
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Faces Impeachment Dilemma
Charlie Hebdo Exposes Southeast Asia’s Hypocrisy
January 13, 2015
Charlie Hebdo Exposes Southeast Asia’s Hypocrisy
The attacks should prompt Muslim-majority states to examine their own records.
Charlie Hebdo Exposes Southeast Asia’s Hypocrisy
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
January 10, 2015
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
Beijing could have a second airstrip in the South China Sea by the end of 2015.
How Close Is China to Another South China Sea Airstrip?
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Priorities Under Jokowi
January 09, 2015
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Priorities Under Jokowi
Jakarta has outlined its foreign policy priorities. Actually achieving them could be a challenge.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Priorities Under Jokowi
Vietnam Gives China an Earful For 'Worst' Project
January 09, 2015
Vietnam Gives China an Earful For 'Worst' Project
Minister publicly excoriates Chinese railway company for embattled project.
Vietnam Gives China an Earful For 'Worst' Project
Why Beyonce's ASEAN Voyage Turned Sour
January 08, 2015
Why Beyonce's ASEAN Voyage Turned Sour
Celebrity dogged by allegations of animal cruelty following family trip to the region.
Why Beyonce's ASEAN Voyage Turned Sour
Will China Change its South China Sea Approach in 2015?
January 08, 2015
Will China Change its South China Sea Approach in 2015?
Some say Beijing may be adjusting its approach. But history suggests caution is warranted.
Will China Change its South China Sea Approach in 2015?
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
January 07, 2015
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
Impeachment proceedings against ex-premier could deepen political divide; spark violence.
Thailand’s Ruling Junta Threatens To 'Take Action' If Protests Occur
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
January 07, 2015
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
Beijing is still struggling to adapt to Myanmar’s new landscape.
China’s Influence in Myanmar Facing Growing Scrutiny
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
January 06, 2015
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
Why Southeast Asia is featuring prominently in the Catholic Church’s agenda.
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
January 06, 2015
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
What should the Obama administration do to advance U.S. policy in Southeast Asia this year?
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
Thailand Eyes Submarine Fleet
January 04, 2015
Thailand Eyes Submarine Fleet
Is Thailand about to realize its long-deferred dream of acquiring submarines?
Thailand Eyes Submarine Fleet
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
January 03, 2015
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
Government mulls harsher penalties as investors fail to meet obligations.
Vietnam May Crack Down on Dam Investors
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
January 02, 2015
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
Officials worry a borderless ASEAN could complicate their efforts to tackle transnational crime.
A Surge in Southeast Asian Transnational Crime?
Malaysian Prime Minister Calls 2014 His 'Most Challenging Year'
January 01, 2015
Malaysian Prime Minister Calls 2014 His 'Most Challenging Year'
Najib’s New Year message reflects on the past year, unveils domestic agenda for 2015.
Malaysian Prime Minister Calls 2014 His 'Most Challenging Year'
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
December 31, 2014
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
From Myanmar’s election to ASEAN community-building, 2015 will be an exciting year
Southeast Asia: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
December 31, 2014
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
Taiwan weighs Vietnam’s threat to its military outpost in Itu Aba
Vietnam a Growing Threat to Taiwan’s South China Sea Claims: Report
Brunei Explains Its Christmas Celebration Ban
December 31, 2014
Brunei Explains Its Christmas Celebration Ban
A new government pronouncement raises worries of creeping religious restrictions in the country.
Brunei Explains Its Christmas Celebration Ban
Is Indonesia Really The World’s Most Tolerant Muslim Country?
December 30, 2014
Is Indonesia Really The World’s Most Tolerant Muslim Country?
The country’s vice president claims it is. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Is Indonesia Really The World’s Most Tolerant Muslim Country?
Will Philippine Talks With Communist Rebels Resume in 2015?
December 29, 2014
Will Philippine Talks With Communist Rebels Resume in 2015?
Encouraging signs of fresh talks may mask familiar and formidable challenges
Will Philippine Talks With Communist Rebels Resume in 2015?
Jokowi Visit An Opportunity for Indonesia to Tackle its Papua Problem
December 27, 2014
Jokowi Visit An Opportunity for Indonesia to Tackle its Papua Problem
President’s Christmas visit to Papua provides momentum to address longstanding grievances
Jokowi Visit An Opportunity for Indonesia to Tackle its Papua Problem
Cambodia, Vietnam Vow to Boost Bilateral Ties
December 25, 2014
Cambodia, Vietnam Vow to Boost Bilateral Ties
Vietnamese president’s state visit sees neighbors advance comprehensive cooperation
Cambodia, Vietnam Vow to Boost Bilateral Ties
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