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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-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
June 19, 2018
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Both sides continue to develop the defense aspect of their new comprehensive partnership.
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
June 19, 2018
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
Though little progress has been made to date, the idea continues to be in conversations by both sides.
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
June 19, 2018
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
A closer look at potential developments between the two sides in this area.
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
June 18, 2018
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
Bangkok and Beijing continue to look for further opportunities to advance the security side of their relationship.
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
June 18, 2018
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
Both sides continue to look for advances in this realm of ties in spite of remaining challenges.
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
June 16, 2018
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
Despite continued efforts on this front, significant challenges remain.
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
June 14, 2018
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
The government’s announced figure constitutes a modest increase but masks ongoing challenges and issues.
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
June 14, 2018
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
Hanoi’s construction of a submarine rescue vessel deserves attention.  
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
June 13, 2018
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
Though the idea continues to be under consideration, the gap between aspiration and reality remains wide.
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
June 13, 2018
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
The approval of controversial legislation is just the latest sign of the government’s efforts in the cyber realm.
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
June 12, 2018
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
Drills spotlight the FPDA and ongoing efforts to bolster it to respond to ongoing security challenges.
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
June 11, 2018
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
The holding of a biennial naval drill once again spotlights developments underway in the defense relationship between the two sides.
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
June 08, 2018
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
While a range of issues were up for discussion, terrorism continues to be the foremost preoccupation for several Southeast Asian states.
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
Where Are ASEAN’s Defense Initiatives Under Singapore’s Chairmanship?
June 08, 2018
Where Are ASEAN’s Defense Initiatives Under Singapore’s Chairmanship?
The recent iteration of the Shangri-La Dialogue provided an update of key security items the city-state is advancing.
Where Are ASEAN’s Defense Initiatives Under Singapore’s Chairmanship?
What’s in the New Russia Navy Visit to the Philippines?
June 08, 2018
What’s in the New Russia Navy Visit to the Philippines?
The development has once again put the defense ties between Moscow and Manila in the spotlight.
What’s in the New Russia Navy Visit to the Philippines?
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
June 08, 2018
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
A closer look at the new government’s suggestion to probe old allegations around the country’s submarine procurement.
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
What’s in the New Vietnam-South Korea Defense Pact?
June 07, 2018
What’s in the New Vietnam-South Korea Defense Pact?
A recent agreement was just the latest move by both sides to strengthen their security ties.
What’s in the New Vietnam-South Korea Defense Pact?
Where is the New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
June 05, 2018
Where is the New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
A potentially significant agreement on spare parts appears to be moving forward.
Where is the New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenge in the Spotlight at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
June 05, 2018
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenge in the Spotlight at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
The administration needs to address key challenges to make its new strategic approach succeed.
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenge in the Spotlight at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
Bridget Welsh on Malaysia's Election Surprise
June 01, 2018
Bridget Welsh on Malaysia's Election Surprise
Malaysia’s 2018 election: why it matters and what comes next.
Bridget Welsh on Malaysia's Election Surprise
Indonesia’s New Attack Helicopters Put Spotlight on US-Indonesia Defense Ties
May 24, 2018
Indonesia’s New Attack Helicopters Put Spotlight on US-Indonesia Defense Ties
The two sides held a ceremony last week to commemorate another completed delivery of military equipment.
Indonesia’s New Attack Helicopters Put Spotlight on US-Indonesia Defense Ties
India-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Spotlight With Naval Exercise
May 22, 2018
India-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Spotlight With Naval Exercise
Recent engagements confirm the uptick in activity in the defense realm.
India-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Spotlight With Naval Exercise
What’s Next for EU-Vietnam Defense Ties?
May 22, 2018
What’s Next for EU-Vietnam Defense Ties?
A closer look at what could lie ahead for the security aspect of the relationship in spite of lingering challenges.
What’s Next for EU-Vietnam Defense Ties?
What’s in Thailand’s First Hosting of the US Pacific Partnership Exercise?
May 22, 2018
What’s in Thailand’s First Hosting of the US Pacific Partnership Exercise?
A closer look at the significance of another first in the US exercise this year.
What’s in Thailand’s First Hosting of the US Pacific Partnership Exercise?
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