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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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Brunei’s War on Christmas?
December 25, 2014
Brunei’s War on Christmas?
The Islamic state has reportedly banned Christmas decorations in the capital
Brunei’s War on Christmas?
Malaysia, China Begin First Joint Military Exercise
December 24, 2014
Malaysia, China Begin First Joint Military Exercise
Exercise is a step forward in bilateral relationship despite lingering uncertainties
Malaysia, China Begin First Joint Military Exercise
No Thai Election Until At Least February 2016: Deputy Prime Minister
December 24, 2014
No Thai Election Until At Least February 2016: Deputy Prime Minister
Official lays out a possible plan for fresh polls now postponed until 2016.
No Thai Election Until At Least February 2016: Deputy Prime Minister
How Will Falling Oil Prices Affect Vietnam in 2015?
December 23, 2014
How Will Falling Oil Prices Affect Vietnam in 2015?
Lower oil prices could be a double-edged sword for Vietnam next year
How Will Falling Oil Prices Affect Vietnam in 2015?
Indonesia Keen On ‘Big Brother’ Role in ASEAN and Beyond: Official
December 23, 2014
Indonesia Keen On ‘Big Brother’ Role in ASEAN and Beyond: Official
The country’s army chief says it wants to play a bigger role in promoting order in Asia
Indonesia Keen On ‘Big Brother’ Role in ASEAN and Beyond: Official
Malaysia Launches Express Immigration Lanes for ASEAN Citizens
December 21, 2014
Malaysia Launches Express Immigration Lanes for ASEAN Citizens
Move to ease travel comes ahead of country’s assumption of the ASEAN chairmanship in 2015
Malaysia Launches Express Immigration Lanes for ASEAN Citizens
Thailand Turns to China
December 20, 2014
Thailand Turns to China
With a post-coup cooling of relations with the West, Bangkok is looking to its largest trading partner.
Thailand Turns to China
New Survey on Myanmar Indicates Challenges Ahead for Democracy
December 20, 2014
New Survey on Myanmar Indicates Challenges Ahead for Democracy
The first nationwide survey documenting public awareness points to some troubling trends
New Survey on Myanmar Indicates Challenges Ahead for Democracy
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
December 19, 2014
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
Consultations on Don Sahong dam fail to bridge gap between Laos and neighboring states
Laos Dam Risks Damaging Mekong River, Igniting Tensions With Vietnam
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
December 19, 2014
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
Thailand holds a special meeting to strengthen preparedness and support affected countries
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
Is Indonesia Turning Away From ASEAN Under Jokowi?
December 18, 2014
Is Indonesia Turning Away From ASEAN Under Jokowi?
Early signs point to a far more bilateral, domestic-oriented foreign policy
Is Indonesia Turning Away From ASEAN Under Jokowi?
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
December 17, 2014
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
Philippine president Aquino proposes “comprehensive strategic partnership” with Seoul
Philippines, South Korea Eye Stronger Partnership Amid Chinese Protests
U.S., Indonesia Looking To Boost Military Ties: Officials
December 16, 2014
U.S., Indonesia Looking To Boost Military Ties: Officials
Discussions to focus on tackling joint challenges including Islamic State and maritime security
U.S., Indonesia Looking To Boost Military Ties: Officials
Islamic State Fears Mounting in Indonesia, Malaysia
December 16, 2014
Islamic State Fears Mounting in Indonesia, Malaysia
Threat rising despite initial measures to counter movement’s influence.
Islamic State Fears Mounting in Indonesia, Malaysia
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
December 16, 2014
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
Call issued on anniversary of disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
December 12, 2014
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
Vietnam lodges a submission at The Hague and rejects Chinese position paper on the South China Sea.
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
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
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