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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran is Associate 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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What’s Next for US-Singapore Ties Under Trump?
October 23, 2017
What’s Next for US-Singapore Ties Under Trump?
A look ahead amid a summit meeting by the two leaders.
What’s Next for US-Singapore Ties Under Trump?
What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Ties?
October 20, 2017
What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Ties?
A closer look at where the relationship stands following their recent meeting.
What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Ties?
ASEAN’s Post-Marawi Islamic State Challenge
October 19, 2017
ASEAN’s Post-Marawi Islamic State Challenge
Even as the battle for Marawi winds down, the wider war against the terror group and its affiliates continues.
ASEAN’s Post-Marawi Islamic State Challenge
Singapore Holds Terror Drills in Changi Airport
October 18, 2017
Singapore Holds Terror Drills in Changi Airport
City-state holds first-ever large-scale exercise there amid rising terror threat.
Singapore Holds Terror Drills in Changi Airport
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
October 18, 2017
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
Aid is yet another sign of Beijing’s growing ties with Manila in the Duterte era.
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
What’s Next for Indonesia-Laos Security Ties?
October 17, 2017
What’s Next for Indonesia-Laos Security Ties?
Both sides continue to look for opportunities in the defense realm as they develop their broader relationship.
What’s Next for Indonesia-Laos Security Ties?
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
October 17, 2017
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
Both sides are expected to make some inroads in this realm despite the limits that remain.
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal
October 17, 2017
Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal
Both sides continue to work out ways to advance military ties amid existing challenges.
Indonesia, Russia Ink Defense Protocol Amid Fighter Jet Deal
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
October 14, 2017
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
The personnel change comes at a critical time in the country’s security and ongoing defense modernization.
Who Will Be the Philippines’ Next Military Chief?
What’s Next for Malaysia-North Korea Relations?
October 14, 2017
What’s Next for Malaysia-North Korea Relations?
Despite more sensationalist readings, the pattern of limited, calibrated restrictions appears to be continuing.
What’s Next for Malaysia-North Korea Relations?
A US-China Role in the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols?
October 13, 2017
A US-China Role in the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols?
The expansion of the indigenous initiative needs to be properly framed.
A US-China Role in the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols?
What’s With the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Air Patrols?
October 13, 2017
What’s With the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Air Patrols?
A closer look at a much-anticipated step that finally kicked off this week.
What’s With the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Air Patrols?
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight with Military Exercise
October 12, 2017
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight with Military Exercise
Culminating FPDA drills held in Malaysia.
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight with Military Exercise
Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
October 11, 2017
Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
After Prayut’s White House visit, the hard work of alliance management remains.
Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
October 11, 2017
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
The spotlight on Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017 shifted to Manila this week.
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
October 07, 2017
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
A closer look at one indicator of a key defense relationship.
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
October 06, 2017
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
October 05, 2017
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
Both sides have hailed the move as a step forward for their defense ties.
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
October 05, 2017
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
A look at where relations are in the security realm thus far.
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
October 05, 2017
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
A closer look at the appointment and what it means.
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
October 04, 2017
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
Both sides are getting ready to hold the next iteration of a maritime training activity.
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
October 04, 2017
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017 shifted to Port Klang this week.
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
October 02, 2017
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
Development is significant not only in and of itself, but within the context of wider trilateral cooperation.
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
October 02, 2017
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
The first iteration of KAMANDAG gets underway.
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
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