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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is Senior Editor at The Diplomat based in Washington, D.C., where he produces analysis on Southeast Asian political and security issues, Asian defense affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran is Senior Editor at The Diplomat based in Washington, D.C., where he produces analysis on Southeast Asian political and security issues, Asian defense affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. Previously, he worked on Asian affairs at several think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He holds a PhD and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in foreign affairs and peace and conflict studies from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Parameswaran’s analysis on politics and security issues in the Asia-Pacific has been widely featured and cited in several leading regional and international publications, including The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The Straits Times, and The South China Morning Post. He has also authored policy reports, journal articles, and book chapters on Asian security trends, participated frequently in key regional forums and dialogues, and consulted for governments and companies.

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Posts by Prashanth Parameswaran
December 11, 2019

Remembering Nakasone and US Asia Policy in the 1980s

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of the late Japanese premier through the lens of U.S. Asia policy during the period.

December 10, 2019

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While much of the focus may be on her international image, it will be important to consider the domestic political dynamics at play in Myanmar as well.  
December 09, 2019

Why the New US-Singapore Guam Fighter Training Detachment Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pact constitutes yet another boost for the U.S.-Singapore defense relationship in spite of wider challenges that remain for ties.  

December 06, 2019

New Military Vehicles Put China-Thailand Defense Relations Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The delivery reinforced the fact that aspects of security ties continue to be advanced by both sides in spite of challenges.

December 06, 2019

Philippines Submarine Quest: What’s in the French Option?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Recent developments have spotlighted the French Scorpene within the choices the Philippines has in a potential submarine quest.

December 04, 2019

What to Make of Malaysia’s New Defense White Paper Launch

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The adoption of the document has highlighted both the opportunities and challenges it offers for the country’s defense policy.
December 03, 2019

What Do the Philippines’ New Cobra Helicopters Mean for Its Military?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The used helicopters were finally delivered to the country from Jordan last week.  

December 03, 2019

What’s in the Malaysia-Russia Fighter Jet Exchange Deal?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While speculation on the agreement continues to fuel headlines, there are few concrete indications about how it could play out.

December 03, 2019

Could Britain Really Lose a Military Base in Brunei?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at whether recent speculation holds up.

December 02, 2019

Joint Defense Working Committee Meeting Puts Australia-Brunei Security Ties in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The holding of the consultations spotlighted some of the avenues of collaboration both sides are pursuing on the security side.

December 02, 2019

Defense Minister Visit Highlights Mongolia-Vietnam Security Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent engagement highlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to advance aspects of their defense collaboration.
December 02, 2019

Philippines-Vietnam Navy Talks Spotlight Maritime Security Collaboration

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The staff-to-staff talks come ahead of 2020 which will put the focus on maritime issues within both countries’ foreign policies.

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