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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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Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
March 10, 2017
Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Trip reaffirms the importance of a challenging defense relationship for both sides.
Indonesia’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
March 07, 2017
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
Understanding what new institutions the Southeast Asian state is setting up.
Malaysia’s New Terror Centers in Its Islamic State War
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
March 06, 2017
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
A visit by a Myanmar Navy delegation to India is just the latest sign of deepening defense cooperation between both sides.
Where Are India-Myanmar Naval Ties?
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
March 06, 2017
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
A recent trip by the attorney general highlights the priority Wellington places on engaging Southeast Asia on counterterrorism.
New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
March 06, 2017
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
A look at what we might expect from the defense relationship.
What’s Next for Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Military Ties?
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
March 03, 2017
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
A closer look at defense spending in the NLD government’s first-ever budget.
What Does Myanmar’s New Defense Budget Mean?
Singapore Reveals Cyber Attack on Defense Ministry
March 03, 2017
Singapore Reveals Cyber Attack on Defense Ministry
The breach indicates even more capable Asian states are struggling to confront cyber threats.
Singapore Reveals Cyber Attack on Defense Ministry
Malaysia, Saudi Arabia Step Up Terror Fight
March 03, 2017
Malaysia, Saudi Arabia Step Up Terror Fight
Terrorism continues to be a key area of cooperation between the two countries, despite lingering complications.
Malaysia, Saudi Arabia Step Up Terror Fight
Where Are Malaysia’s New Warships in Its Military Modernization?
March 02, 2017
Where Are Malaysia’s New Warships in Its Military Modernization?
A look at where the country is in acquiring littoral combat ships for its navy.
Where Are Malaysia’s New Warships in Its Military Modernization?
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
February 27, 2017
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
A closer look at a new potential opportunity for the city-state to train its fighter pilots.
Why is Singapore Eying a Military Base Deal With New Zealand?
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
February 27, 2017
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
The Indonesian leader’s trip provided both sides with a valuable opportunity to patch things up after a recent spat.
Rocky Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Restored After Jokowi Visit
What’s Behind the First ASEAN-Australia Special Summit?
February 27, 2017
What’s Behind the First ASEAN-Australia Special Summit?
A closer look at what the agenda will look like when both sides meet next year.
What’s Behind the First ASEAN-Australia Special Summit?
Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
February 25, 2017
Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
PT PAL signs fresh pacts with two UAE firms.
Indonesia, UAE Ink New Naval Shipbuilding Deals
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
February 25, 2017
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
A deeper look behind President Jokowi’s suggestion that he may discuss the proposal during his state visit to Australia.
The Truth About Australia-Indonesia South China Sea Patrols
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
February 24, 2017
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
February 23, 2017
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
In the wake of a diplomatic row, it is worth setting the record straight on where bilateral relations really were.
The Myth of a North Korea-Malaysia Special Relationship
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.
How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
February 22, 2017
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
Jakarta has become the first customer to receive and test the Skeldar-V-200 rotary UAV.
Indonesia Becomes World’s First Buyer of New Helicopter Drone
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
February 18, 2017
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
February 17, 2017
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
A closer look at who should truly hold that title.
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
February 16, 2017
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
A closer look at a move that has been subject to much speculation.
Will Japan Join Trilateral ASEAN Patrols in the Sulu Sea?
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