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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
March 26, 2020

The Significance of a New Japan-Philippines Air Defense Radar System Deal

By Prashanth Parameswaran
If the deal is finalized as reports suggest, it would have strategic significance for Japan’s growing regional security role and for the bilateral relationship.

March 25, 2020

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move puts the focus on Naypyidaw’s approach to the group and the situation in Rakhine state amid wider political and security developments.
March 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Terrorism Challenge in the Headlines with Jemaah Islamiyah Leader Trial

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The proceedings highlighted the terrorism threat that continues to loom over the Southeast Asian state.

March 24, 2020

What’s in the New Indonesia F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Speculation continues regarding how Jakarta will move forward on a longstanding requirement in its defense plans.

March 24, 2020

What Does the New Double Explosive Attack Mean for Southern Thailand’s Insurgency?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident spotlights the difficulty of resolving one of Asia’s deadliest ongoing conflicts.

March 23, 2020

Frigate Combat System Upgrade Testing Highlights Indonesia’s Maritime Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Jakarta continues to add to its capabilities in spite of the challenges that remain.
March 23, 2020

Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Highlights Indonesia-Malaysia Cooperation Amid Growing Coronavirus Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the development of ties amid wider domestic and regional changes.  

March 23, 2020

Australia-Singapore Defense Relations in the Spotlight With New Military Training Agreement

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new pact marks a key inflection point for the security side of the relationship.

March 18, 2020

What’s in the Philippines’ New Planned Satellite Launches in 2020?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The launch of additional cube satellites later this year highlighted an aspect of the Southeast Asian state’s approach in this regard.

March 18, 2020

US-Myanmar Cooperation in the Headlines With POW/MIA Recovery

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent development highlighted the ongoing collaboration between the two countries on some fronts even in the face of relatively strained bilateral ties.

March 17, 2020

Is Singapore Heading for an Election Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
There are growing indications that the country could be the first to hold a general election in the midst of the world’s battle against COVID-19.  
March 17, 2020

What’s in the First Russia-Indonesia Joint Navy Exercise Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at a potential first for defense ties.

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