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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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Australia-Philippines Military Ties in Focus With Patrol Vessels Deal
August 18, 2018
Australia-Philippines Military Ties in Focus With Patrol Vessels Deal
The agreement would be the latest in a series of developments within the bilateral defense relationship.
Australia-Philippines Military Ties in Focus With Patrol Vessels Deal
Indonesia-Turkey Military Cooperation in the Spotlight
August 18, 2018
Indonesia-Turkey Military Cooperation in the Spotlight
A recent workshop shed light on ongoing developments within the defense relationship.
Indonesia-Turkey Military Cooperation in the Spotlight
Brunei-Singapore Military Ties in Focus With Introductory Visit
August 17, 2018
Brunei-Singapore Military Ties in Focus With Introductory Visit
Brunei’s second defense minister just made his first trip to Singapore.
Brunei-Singapore Military Ties in Focus With Introductory Visit
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Maritime Ties Under Duterte?
August 14, 2018
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Maritime Ties Under Duterte?
A closer look at some aspects of collaboration that are in the works by both sides.
What’s Next for Russia-Philippines Maritime Ties Under Duterte?
Singapore-Germany Cyber Cooperation in Focus with Introductory Visit
August 14, 2018
Singapore-Germany Cyber Cooperation in Focus with Introductory Visit
A recent visit put the spotlight on this aspect of collaboration between the two countries.
Singapore-Germany Cyber Cooperation in Focus with Introductory Visit
A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact?
August 13, 2018
A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact?
A new hydrographic agreement factored into recent discussions by both sides.
A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact?
What’s in the Philippine Navy’s New Missile Test?
August 13, 2018
What’s in the Philippine Navy’s New Missile Test?
A closer look at the broader significance of a successful test of a new missile system.
What’s in the Philippine Navy’s New Missile Test?
What’s Next for Vietnam-Philippines Defense Ties?
August 11, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-Philippines Defense Ties?
Hanoi and Manila continue to look for opportunities in the security realm in spite of the challenges for this aspect of their relationship.
What’s Next for Vietnam-Philippines Defense Ties?
Indonesia-Malaysia Security Cooperation in Focus with Defense Meeting
August 10, 2018
Indonesia-Malaysia Security Cooperation in Focus with Defense Meeting
A recent interaction offered insights into how both sides are managing this aspect of their ties amid wider domestic and regional changes.
Indonesia-Malaysia Security Cooperation in Focus with Defense Meeting
India-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with Joint Exercise
August 10, 2018
India-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with Joint Exercise
Bilateral army drills highlight ongoing defense ties between the two sides amid lingering challenges.
India-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with Joint Exercise
What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
August 10, 2018
What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
A closer look at a recent development and what it means for Malaysia’s foreign and defense policy.
What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
What’s in the Philippines-Russia Submarine Deal Chatter?
August 09, 2018
What’s in the Philippines-Russia Submarine Deal Chatter?
A closer look at some recent speculation on Manila’s potential acquisition.
What’s in the Philippines-Russia Submarine Deal Chatter?
What’s Next for Vietnam-Thailand Security Cooperation?
August 09, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-Thailand Security Cooperation?
Thailand’s minister of public security visited Vietnam, highlighting defense ties.
What’s Next for Vietnam-Thailand Security Cooperation?
Brunei-Russia Defense Relations in Focus with Navy Chief Visit
August 07, 2018
Brunei-Russia Defense Relations in Focus with Navy Chief Visit
A closer look at the state of bilateral defense ties in the context of a recent engagement.
Brunei-Russia Defense Relations in Focus with Navy Chief Visit
Singapore Air Force in the Spotlight with National Day Aerial Displays
August 07, 2018
Singapore Air Force in the Spotlight with National Day Aerial Displays
National Day weekend aerial displays during its golden jubilee will put the spotlight on the RSAF and its capabilities.
Singapore Air Force in the Spotlight with National Day Aerial Displays
What’s Next for the Philippines’ Submarine Acquisition?
August 05, 2018
What’s Next for the Philippines’ Submarine Acquisition?
A closer look at where Manila is amid multiple rounds of headlines in the past few months.
What’s Next for the Philippines’ Submarine Acquisition?
What’s Next for Vietnam-New Zealand Military Cooperation?
August 05, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-New Zealand Military Cooperation?
A recent visit spotlighted the state of defense relations between the two sides.
What’s Next for Vietnam-New Zealand Military Cooperation?
Indonesia’s Defense Industry Challenge in Focus with Stakeholder Meeting
August 03, 2018
Indonesia’s Defense Industry Challenge in Focus with Stakeholder Meeting
Engagement spotlights the Jokowi government’s efforts to strengthen the country’s defense industry.
Indonesia’s Defense Industry Challenge in Focus with Stakeholder Meeting
What’s Next for Vietnam-India Defense Relations?
August 03, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-India Defense Relations?
A recent engagement was just the latest engagement held by the two sides in this realm.
What’s Next for Vietnam-India Defense Relations?
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in Focus with Construction Kickoff
August 02, 2018
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in Focus with Construction Kickoff
A look at the progress of an old deal under new political realities.
China-Malaysia Warship Deal in Focus with Construction Kickoff
Fighter Jet Challenge Spotlights Russia-Malaysia Defense Relations
August 02, 2018
Fighter Jet Challenge Spotlights Russia-Malaysia Defense Relations
The Southeast Asian state continues to grapple with longstanding issues on this front, with significant effects for its defense modernization.
Fighter Jet Challenge Spotlights Russia-Malaysia Defense Relations
What’s Next for China-Indonesia Military Ties?
July 31, 2018
What’s Next for China-Indonesia Military Ties?
A closer look at the status of defense ties between Jakarta and Beijing.
What’s Next for China-Indonesia Military Ties?
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
July 31, 2018
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
Though the administration has begun building out this aspect of its Asia strategy, much more remains to be done.
Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Anti-Submarine Helicopters?
July 30, 2018
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Anti-Submarine Helicopters?
A closer look at the status of a key item of the Southeast Asian state’s defense modernization.
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Anti-Submarine Helicopters?
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