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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran

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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What’s in Thailand’s New Military Space Center Launch?
August 23, 2019
What’s in Thailand’s New Military Space Center Launch?
The launch of the facility has highlighted the Southeast Asian state’s effort to develop its space capabilities.
What’s in Thailand’s New Military Space Center Launch?
New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization
August 23, 2019
New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization
The arrival of a donated South Korean vessel spotlighted the Southeast Asian state’s ongoing efforts to develop its capabilities in this realm.
New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization
Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus
August 23, 2019
Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus
The interaction spotlighted the security aspect of ties between the two Southeast Asian states.
Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus
Mine Countermeasure Exercise Puts Indonesia-Singapore Military Ties into Focus
August 22, 2019
Mine Countermeasure Exercise Puts Indonesia-Singapore Military Ties into Focus
The interaction spotlighted the defense aspect of the relationship between the two Southeast Asian states.
Mine Countermeasure Exercise Puts Indonesia-Singapore Military Ties into Focus
What Does the Rise of the New Philippines Space Agency Mean?
August 21, 2019
What Does the Rise of the New Philippines Space Agency Mean?
A closer look at the broader significance of recent efforts in this realm.
What Does the Rise of the New Philippines Space Agency Mean?
Deputy Defense Minister Visit Spotlights Russia-Vietnam Military Ties
August 21, 2019
Deputy Defense Minister Visit Spotlights Russia-Vietnam Military Ties
The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to develop the security aspect of their relationship.
Deputy Defense Minister Visit Spotlights Russia-Vietnam Military Ties
New Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities
August 20, 2019
New Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities
The arrival of the aircraft has highlighted Indonesia’s links with Russia in its air force capabilities.
New Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities
US-Southeast Asia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Headlines With New Philippines Training Facility  
August 19, 2019
US-Southeast Asia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Headlines With New Philippines Training Facility  
The establishment of a new counterterrorism facility highlighted Washington’s role in supporting efforts in this area.
US-Southeast Asia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Headlines With New Philippines Training Facility  
What’s in the New India-Vietnam Patrol Vessel Project Launch?
August 19, 2019
What’s in the New India-Vietnam Patrol Vessel Project Launch?
Both sides broke ground on the first specific project to operationalize their defense partnership in this realm.
What’s in the New India-Vietnam Patrol Vessel Project Launch?
Air Force Chief Introductory Visit Puts Singapore-Australia Defense Relations in Focus
August 19, 2019
Air Force Chief Introductory Visit Puts Singapore-Australia Defense Relations in Focus
The interaction highlighted some of the ongoing activity by the two sides in the security aspect of their relationship.
Air Force Chief Introductory Visit Puts Singapore-Australia Defense Relations in Focus
Military Officer Visit Puts Indonesia-Vietnam Security Ties Into Focus
August 14, 2019
Military Officer Visit Puts Indonesia-Vietnam Security Ties Into Focus
The engagement highlighted some of the defense collaboration between the two sides.
Military Officer Visit Puts Indonesia-Vietnam Security Ties Into Focus
Bec Strating on the State of Australia-Timor-Leste Ties
August 13, 2019
Bec Strating on the State of Australia-Timor-Leste Ties
A conversation on the past, present, and future dynamics in Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste.
Bec Strating on the State of Australia-Timor-Leste Ties
Is Thailand’s Military Fighting a ‘Hybrid War’ Threat?
August 13, 2019
Is Thailand’s Military Fighting a ‘Hybrid War’ Threat?
Recent remarks by the army chief spotlighted the Thai military's take on the country’s political and security environment.
Is Thailand’s Military Fighting a ‘Hybrid War’ Threat?
What’s Behind the Unveiling of Singapore’s New Armored Fighting Vehicle?
August 13, 2019
What’s Behind the Unveiling of Singapore’s New Armored Fighting Vehicle?
The development highlighted how the country is going about its efforts to modernize its military capabilities.
What’s Behind the Unveiling of Singapore’s New Armored Fighting Vehicle?
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
August 13, 2019
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
The recent iteration of the mechanism highlighted some of the ongoing activity in defense relations.
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
What Did the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Land Exercise Accomplish?
August 13, 2019
What Did the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Land Exercise Accomplish?
A closer look at the significance of another notable development in the minilateral security mechanism.
What Did the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Land Exercise Accomplish?
Military Chief Visit Highlights India-Brunei Security Collaboration
August 13, 2019
Military Chief Visit Highlights India-Brunei Security Collaboration
A recent trip spotlighted the ongoing efforts by both sides to make inroads in their defense cooperation.
Military Chief Visit Highlights India-Brunei Security Collaboration
What’s in a Deeper EU-Vietnam Security Partnership?
August 10, 2019
What’s in a Deeper EU-Vietnam Security Partnership?
A closer look at the significance of efforts by both sides to deepen their defense partnership.
What’s in a Deeper EU-Vietnam Security Partnership?
Exchange Highlights Indonesia-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
August 09, 2019
Exchange Highlights Indonesia-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
A recent engagement spotlighted efforts by both militaries to collaborate in this area despite the challenges that remain.
Exchange Highlights Indonesia-Philippines Counterterrorism Cooperation
New Vessel Launch Puts Thailand’s Naval Capabilities into Focus
August 08, 2019
New Vessel Launch Puts Thailand’s Naval Capabilities into Focus
The planned ceremony highlighted the current status of the country’s offshore patrol vessel development.
New Vessel Launch Puts Thailand’s Naval Capabilities into Focus
New KCR-60M Vessels Highlight Indonesia’s Naval Capabilities
August 07, 2019
New KCR-60M Vessels Highlight Indonesia’s Naval Capabilities
The steel-cutting ceremony for the fast attack crafts put the Southeast Asian state’s navy back in the headlines.
New KCR-60M Vessels Highlight Indonesia’s Naval Capabilities
Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?
August 06, 2019
Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?
While Washington is trying expand the US role in the Mekong, realizing that goal will require significant efforts.
Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?
Armored Fighting Vehicle Delivery Highlights Ukraine-Thailand Security Cooperation
August 05, 2019
Armored Fighting Vehicle Delivery Highlights Ukraine-Thailand Security Cooperation
The development spotlighted some of the ongoing security collaboration between the two countries in spite of ongoing challenges in this realm.
Armored Fighting Vehicle Delivery Highlights Ukraine-Thailand Security Cooperation
Vessel Transfer Puts South Korea-Philippines Defense Relations Into Focus
August 05, 2019
Vessel Transfer Puts South Korea-Philippines Defense Relations Into Focus
The ship’s pending arrival put the focus on the ongoing activity in Manila and Seoul's defense relationship.
Vessel Transfer Puts South Korea-Philippines Defense Relations Into Focus
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