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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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What Will a New Indonesia Cyber Agency Mean?
January 11, 2017
What Will a New Indonesia Cyber Agency Mean?
A closer look at the implications of a likely move.
What Will a New Indonesia Cyber Agency Mean?
A New Russia-Philippines Military Pact?
January 11, 2017
A New Russia-Philippines Military Pact?
News about a pact between the two countries, while promising, also needs to be kept in perspective.
A New Russia-Philippines Military Pact?
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
January 10, 2017
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
Indonesia stands on the cusp of setting up a cyber agency amid grown threats.
A New Cyber Agency for Indonesia?
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
January 10, 2017
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
Organization could be a boost for ASEAN-Japan maritime security cooperation.
Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
Why Do Australia-Indonesia Military Relations Matter?
January 07, 2017
Why Do Australia-Indonesia Military Relations Matter?
In light of a recent controversy, it is useful to remember the significance of the relationship.
Why Do Australia-Indonesia Military Relations Matter?
Old Shadows in New Australia-Indonesia Military Spat
January 06, 2017
Old Shadows in New Australia-Indonesia Military Spat
A recent controversy reveals the distortions that come with viewing new events in light of old shadows about Indonesia’s past.
Old Shadows in New Australia-Indonesia Military Spat
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
January 05, 2017
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
Given the sensationalism we have seen, it’s worth keeping some sober realities in mind.
The Limits of Russia-Philippines Military Relations
Indonesia-Australia Military Relations Hit Another Snag
January 05, 2017
Indonesia-Australia Military Relations Hit Another Snag
A controversy once again reveals the fragile nature of a deepening defense relationship.
Indonesia-Australia Military Relations Hit Another Snag
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
January 04, 2017
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
A look at the significance of the latest development in an expanding defense relationship.
Why Are Russian Warships in the Philippines?
Why Are China's Submarines Visiting Malaysia?
January 04, 2017
Why Are China's Submarines Visiting Malaysia?
A brief look at how to read the latest naval engagement between the two sides.
Why Are China's Submarines Visiting Malaysia?
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
December 23, 2016
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
In light of news of a potential radar deal, it is worth putting things in broader perspective.
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
Indonesia, Sweden Ink New Defense Pact
December 22, 2016
Indonesia, Sweden Ink New Defense Pact
The two countries sign a framework agreement to deepen their ties.
Indonesia, Sweden Ink New Defense Pact
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
December 21, 2016
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
The shape of defense cooperation between the two sides is becoming increasingly clear.
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
December 20, 2016
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
Johm Rungswang meets defense officials and oversees the opening of a trilateral air exercise with the United States.
Thailand’s New Air Force Chief Visits Singapore
China, Thailand Mull Joint Military Production Facility
December 20, 2016
China, Thailand Mull Joint Military Production Facility
Move could be another advance for an expanding defense relationship.
China, Thailand Mull Joint Military Production Facility
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
December 17, 2016
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
Both sides are making progress toward a new coast guard body and hotline.
China, Philippines Mull New Coast Guard Cooperation
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
December 17, 2016
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
A look at some of the deliverables from the visit.
What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve in Cambodia?
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
December 16, 2016
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
Visit a reminder of the increased defense collaboration between the two sides.
Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
December 13, 2016
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
Announcement comes weeks after controversy erupted over rifle agreement with Washington.
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
What’s Next for US-Myanmar Military Relations?
December 13, 2016
What’s Next for US-Myanmar Military Relations?
A quick look where things stand and what some next steps might be.
What’s Next for US-Myanmar Military Relations?
India, Bangladesh Talk Coast Guard Cooperation
December 10, 2016
India, Bangladesh Talk Coast Guard Cooperation
Both sides are looking to strengthen collaboration in the maritime realm.
India, Bangladesh Talk Coast Guard Cooperation
Philippines’ Duterte Continues ASEAN Tour with Singapore, Cambodia Visits
December 10, 2016
Philippines’ Duterte Continues ASEAN Tour with Singapore, Cambodia Visits
Trip comes before Manila officially begins its chairmanship of the regional grouping.
Philippines’ Duterte Continues ASEAN Tour with Singapore, Cambodia Visits
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