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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’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
February 16, 2017
What’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
A deeper look at what lies ahead for both sides in the security sphere.
What’s Next for Japan-Philippines Defense Relations Under Duterte?
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
February 15, 2017
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
Recent controversies over the country’s foreign policy decisions are the product of a broader problem.
The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
February 15, 2017
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Former president Fidel Ramos is suggesting an alternate way for the Philippines to approach the world.
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
February 15, 2017
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
The two countries are looking at opportunities to work together more in the defense domain.
Indonesia, Portugal Eye Defense Partnership
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
February 14, 2017
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
The new chapter some are hoping for may not read the way Bangkok would like it to.
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
February 14, 2017
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
Asia’s largest multinational drill will kick off on February 14.
US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Military Exercises
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
February 11, 2017
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Zulkiple Kassim makes an introductory trip to the city-state amid an uncertain geopolitical environment.
Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
February 11, 2017
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
A look at where the country is in establishing a much-needed body.
Is Indonesia Ready for New Cyber Agency?
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
February 10, 2017
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
A look at why another postponement of polls has occurred.
Why Is Thailand Delaying Elections Until 2018?
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
February 10, 2017
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
A closer look at the prospects for closer defense relations between the two sides.
The Future of India-Indonesia Defense Ties
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
February 09, 2017
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
The domestic difficulties of operationalizing an agreement should not detract from its clear strategic logic.
The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
February 07, 2017
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
An opportunity to appreciate an aspect of the relationship that often does not get the attention it deserves.
Japan Warship Visit to Cambodia Spotlights Defense Ties
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
February 07, 2017
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
Three vessels will be in the Southeast Asian state next week.
Why Are Japan’s Warships Visiting Cambodia?
Getting Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Back on Track
February 07, 2017
Getting Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Back on Track
Australia’s army chief visit an opportunity to smooth over ties following a recent spat.
Getting Australia-Indonesia Military Ties Back on Track
Malaysia’s New China Warship Deal: Promises and Prospects
February 04, 2017
Malaysia’s New China Warship Deal: Promises and Prospects
A closer look at where a ‘landmark’ agreement stands.
Malaysia’s New China Warship Deal: Promises and Prospects
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?
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