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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is Senior 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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Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity in Focus With Naval Exchange
November 16, 2018
Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity in Focus With Naval Exchange
A recent interaction spotlighted an often-overlooked confidence-building mechanism between the two Southeast Asian states.
Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity in Focus With Naval Exchange
Indonesia-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Joint Committee Meeting
November 15, 2018
Indonesia-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Joint Committee Meeting
A recent interaction spotlighted the ongoing security ties between the two Southeast Asian states.
Indonesia-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Joint Committee Meeting
Singapore-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Chief Visit
November 14, 2018
Singapore-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Chief Visit
A recent interaction put the focus on the defense side of the relationship between the two Southeast Asian states.
Singapore-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight With Defense Chief Visit
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
November 14, 2018
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
The kicking off of drills this week has spotlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to strengthen their security cooperation.
US-Brunei Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise in South China Sea
Mark Field on Strengthening UK-ASEAN Relations Post-Brexit
November 14, 2018
Mark Field on Strengthening UK-ASEAN Relations Post-Brexit
The Diplomat talks with Mark Field about Britain's ongoing effort to boost ties with ASEAN and Southeast Asia after Brexit.
Mark Field on Strengthening UK-ASEAN Relations Post-Brexit
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
November 01, 2018
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
What to watch for when APEC leaders gather in Port Moresby.
Shankaran Nambiar on Asian Integration in the Age of Trump
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
October 31, 2018
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
The patrols serve as a rare example of limited collaboration between the two sides in the maritime realm.
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
What’s in the New Australia-Singapore Military Exercise?
October 31, 2018
What’s in the New Australia-Singapore Military Exercise?
A look at the significance of a new interaction within their broader defense relationship.
What’s in the New Australia-Singapore Military Exercise?
What’s in the First Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Trilateral Border Exchange?
October 30, 2018
What’s in the First Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Trilateral Border Exchange?
A closer look at the significance of an upcoming development.
What’s in the First Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Trilateral Border Exchange?
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
October 30, 2018
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
Both sides continue to attempt to make progress in this aspect of security ties despite the challenges that remain.
What’s Next for India-Indonesia Defense Ties?
US-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise
October 30, 2018
US-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise
A recent engagement reinforced the ongoing security relationship between the two countries.
US-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus with Military Exercise
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
October 27, 2018
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
The latest iteration of an annual exercise bears noting within the context of broader ties.
Malaysia-Brunei Military Ties in Focus with Joint Exercise
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
October 26, 2018
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
A look at the boost’s potential significance.
What Will 700 New Drones Mean for the Philippines?
EU-Indonesia Terrorism Meeting Puts ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative in the Spotlight
October 26, 2018
EU-Indonesia Terrorism Meeting Puts ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative in the Spotlight
A recent regional meeting saw a focus on the intelligence-sharing initiative.
EU-Indonesia Terrorism Meeting Puts ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative in the Spotlight
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
October 26, 2018
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
The landmark arrangement was in the headlines again within the wider security relationship.
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in the Spotlight with Defense Visit
What’s in the New US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
October 24, 2018
What’s in the New US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
The announcement of the forthcoming drills spotlighted Washington’s efforts to deepen defense ties with Southeast Asian states.
What’s in the New US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
October 22, 2018
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
As the maritime field training component of the inaugural drills kick off this week, a look at the significance of the engagement.
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
October 22, 2018
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
A closer look at the wider significance of a recent development.
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
October 22, 2018
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
While it is still early days, Bangkok has shown some signs of making inroads.
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
October 22, 2018
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
A recent interaction highlighted the ongoing activity in this aspect of the relationship.
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
UK-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus With Air Force Chief Introductory Visit
October 18, 2018
UK-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus With Air Force Chief Introductory Visit
A recent engagement spotlighted the relations between the two sides in the security realm.
UK-Singapore Defense Ties in Focus With Air Force Chief Introductory Visit
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
October 17, 2018
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
A recent engagement spotlighted the security aspect of ties between the two sides.
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
Joint Military Exercise Highlights Five Power Defense Agreements
October 17, 2018
Joint Military Exercise Highlights Five Power Defense Agreements
Drills spotlight the FPDA and ongoing efforts to bolster it to respond to ongoing security challenges.
Joint Military Exercise Highlights Five Power Defense Agreements
What Does Mattis’ Visit Reveal About US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
October 17, 2018
What Does Mattis’ Visit Reveal About US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
The trip had both symbolic and substantive significance for the relationship despite lingering concerns.
What Does Mattis’ Visit Reveal About US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
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