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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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China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
February 04, 2017
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
Beijing is getting better at selling Asia a benign vision, but most of the region is still having trouble buying it.
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
Can Trump Wreck the US-Australia Alliance?
February 03, 2017
Can Trump Wreck the US-Australia Alliance?
The sensationalism following a recent call needs to be put in perspective.
Can Trump Wreck the US-Australia Alliance?
Can China Patrols Help Duterte in the Philippines’ Terror War?
February 02, 2017
Can China Patrols Help Duterte in the Philippines’ Terror War?
The controversial president makes a surprising suggestion about Beijing patrolling neighboring waters.
Can China Patrols Help Duterte in the Philippines’ Terror War?
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Military Ties?
February 01, 2017
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Military Ties?
A closer look at the next steps both sides are considering.
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Military Ties?
More China Tanks for Thailand?
February 01, 2017
More China Tanks for Thailand?
Indications are that Bangkok will look to procure more tanks from Beijing in 2017.
More China Tanks for Thailand?
How Much Can the Philippines Boost Its Military Budget Under Duterte?
January 31, 2017
How Much Can the Philippines Boost Its Military Budget Under Duterte?
The Philippine defense secretary outlines an ambitious target for the country’s military budget.
How Much Can the Philippines Boost Its Military Budget Under Duterte?
When Will Thailand's First China Submarine Arrive?
January 31, 2017
When Will Thailand's First China Submarine Arrive?
Thai defense officials are bullish about approving a key acquisition.
When Will Thailand's First China Submarine Arrive?
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
January 28, 2017
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
A closer look at the progress both sides are making on this front.
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
Indonesia, Greece Eye Stronger Defense Ties
January 28, 2017
Indonesia, Greece Eye Stronger Defense Ties
A recent meeting puts the growing defense relationship in the spotlight.
Indonesia, Greece Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Indonesia Gets First SIGMA 10514 Warship
January 27, 2017
Indonesia Gets First SIGMA 10514 Warship
Delivery of first of two vessels proceeds as scheduled.
Indonesia Gets First SIGMA 10514 Warship
Singapore-Hosted Military Exercise a Test for ASEAN’s Disaster Response
January 27, 2017
Singapore-Hosted Military Exercise a Test for ASEAN’s Disaster Response
Ex COORES 2017 was a notable development on the HADR front.
Singapore-Hosted Military Exercise a Test for ASEAN’s Disaster Response
ASEAN in the Spotlight in Philippine Defense Chief's First Singapore Visit
January 25, 2017
ASEAN in the Spotlight in Philippine Defense Chief's First Singapore Visit
Regionalism a focus in Delfin Lorenzana’s inaugural official trip to the city-state.
ASEAN in the Spotlight in Philippine Defense Chief's First Singapore Visit
Philippines, Malaysia Eye Deeper Maritime Security Cooperation
January 24, 2017
Philippines, Malaysia Eye Deeper Maritime Security Cooperation
The first bilateral meeting between the maritime police forces of both sides is further testament to growing collaboration.
Philippines, Malaysia Eye Deeper Maritime Security Cooperation
What Trump’s TPP Withdrawal Means for US Asia Policy
January 24, 2017
What Trump’s TPP Withdrawal Means for US Asia Policy
A closer look at the significance and implications of the move.
What Trump’s TPP Withdrawal Means for US Asia Policy
Russia Truck Giant Eyes ASEAN Market With Vietnam Expansion
January 23, 2017
Russia Truck Giant Eyes ASEAN Market With Vietnam Expansion
Kamaz wants to boost its presence in Southeast Asia.
Russia Truck Giant Eyes ASEAN Market With Vietnam Expansion
What’s Next for Russia-Thailand Military Ties?
January 20, 2017
What’s Next for Russia-Thailand Military Ties?
A recent meeting offers a window into the current state of the relationship.
What’s Next for Russia-Thailand Military Ties?
When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?
January 20, 2017
When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?
2017 could finally see some progress on a high-profile deal.
When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
January 19, 2017
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
A conversation about prospects for the relationship amid domestic political changes in both countries.
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
What Does Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Pick Mean?
January 19, 2017
What Does Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Pick Mean?
Jokowi’s new pick could be the country’s next military chief.
What Does Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Pick Mean?
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
Why Did Cambodia Just Cut US Military Drills?
January 18, 2017
Why Did Cambodia Just Cut US Military Drills?
Phnom Penh’s official reasons for the nixing do not pass the smell test and raise troubling questions.
Why Did Cambodia Just Cut US Military Drills?
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