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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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What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?
January 31, 2018
What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?
This year’s drills will be closely watched for what it says about the US-Thailand alliance and Thailand itself.
What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?
Singapore Launches Biggest Military Mobilization Drills in Decades
January 30, 2018
Singapore Launches Biggest Military Mobilization Drills in Decades
Latest MOBEX exercises directed at reinforcing city-state’s ability to tackle a full spectrum of threats including terrorism.
Singapore Launches Biggest Military Mobilization Drills in Decades
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
January 30, 2018
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
Exercises highlight one aspect of ongoing security cooperation between the two countries.
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
What's Next for the New ASEAN ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative?
January 27, 2018
What's Next for the New ASEAN ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative?
A closer look at a subregional counterterrorism mechanism launched this week in Indonesia.
What's Next for the New ASEAN ‘Our Eyes’ Intelligence Initiative?
What Will the Next China-Cambodia Military Exercise Look Like?
January 26, 2018
What Will the Next China-Cambodia Military Exercise Look Like?
The expected development reflects broader domestic and regional trends underway.
What Will the Next China-Cambodia Military Exercise Look Like?
What’s Next for Indonesia’s Shipbuilding Ambitions in 2018?
January 25, 2018
What’s Next for Indonesia’s Shipbuilding Ambitions in 2018?
Though new targets offer promise, achieving them will require addressing old challenges.
What’s Next for Indonesia’s Shipbuilding Ambitions in 2018?
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
January 24, 2018
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
The visit saw both sides continuing to chart the course for their future ties in a changing strategic environment.
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
Where Are Russia-Laos Military Ties?
January 24, 2018
Where Are Russia-Laos Military Ties?
A look at defense relations between the two sides with the Russian defense minister’s visit.
Where Are Russia-Laos Military Ties?
What’s Next for US-Indonesia Defense Relations Under Trump?
January 24, 2018
What’s Next for US-Indonesia Defense Relations Under Trump?
A closer look at the opportunities and challenges for security ties.
What’s Next for US-Indonesia Defense Relations Under Trump?
What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
January 24, 2018
What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
The interaction highlights ongoing efforts by both sides to manage contentious issues.
What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
January 23, 2018
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
Amid his stops in Indonesia and Vietnam, questions remain over the direction of the Trump administration's Asia policy.
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
January 23, 2018
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
The trip put the focus on ongoing activity in the bilateral military relationship which has been on the uptick of late.
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
January 19, 2018
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
Though the record seizure deserves mention, focus on such developments also obscures the massive scale of the problem.
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
Singapore's Air Force at 50
January 18, 2018
Singapore's Air Force at 50
The golden jubilee for the RSAF this year puts the focus on its ongoing transformation.
Singapore's Air Force at 50
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
January 18, 2018
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
Tokyo’s recent handover of patrol vehicles is just one part of wider collaboration on security.
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
January 17, 2018
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
Both sides finally held a postponed meeting between their two leaders amid a busy year for their domestic politics.
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
January 17, 2018
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
The BRP Tarlac carried out a port call as its first logistics run mission for the new year.
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
January 13, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
The second iteration of their defense dialogue this week put the focus on this area of ties.
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
January 12, 2018
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
The institution is just the latest move by the government to respond to growing challenges in the cyber realm.
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
January 12, 2018
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
The city-state is mulling further measures to counter the growing challenge amid lingering concerns.
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
January 11, 2018
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
Both sides continue to discuss ways to make further inroads in their security relationship.
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
January 11, 2018
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
A drone registration deadline this week is just one instance of a broader trend underway in the region.
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
January 10, 2018
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
The move marks further progress for Bangkok's air force modernization despite continued challenges and constraints.
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
January 10, 2018
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
Elson Hermogino finally fills the post, vacant for over a year.
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
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