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Prashanth Parameswaran

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 Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
September 29, 2017
What’s Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
A fresh restriction needs to be understood within the broader context of deteriorating ties.
What’s Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
September 29, 2017
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
The inaugural iteration of Tempest Wind bears attention within the broader context of the alliance.
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
September 28, 2017
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
The logical next step is nonetheless significant within the context of bilateral ties.
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
September 28, 2017
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
Deputy premier’s remarks are testament to lingering challenges that remain for regional states.
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
September 28, 2017
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
The trip put the city-state’s contribution in the fight against the Islamic State in the spotlight.
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
September 28, 2017
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
Agreement in principle reached in the context of growing bilateral defense ties.
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
September 27, 2017
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
The visit at Brunei’s largest port comes amid a flurry of activity for bilateral ties.
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
September 26, 2017
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
Jakarta continues to look for regional opportunities for its state-owned defense companies.
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
September 25, 2017
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
City-state launches another one of its new Littoral Mission Vessels.
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
September 23, 2017
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
The city-state inks yet another agreement with a key partner as it confronts cyber challenges.
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
September 23, 2017
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
A recent engagement provided an opportunity for Southeast Asian states to take stock of ongoing collaboration.
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
September 22, 2017
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
The rising terror threat also affects the country’s budget plans for its military modernization.
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
September 21, 2017
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
A fresh counterterrorism exercise is yet another sign of the progress being made in defense ties in the Duterte era.
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?
September 21, 2017
What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?
A new defense pact inked by the two sides deserves attention despite the few details that have emerged publicly so far.
What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?
US, Malaysia Launch Naval Exercise After Najib-Trump Summit
September 20, 2017
US, Malaysia Launch Naval Exercise After Najib-Trump Summit
Maritime training activity kicks off at Lumut Naval Base.
US, Malaysia Launch Naval Exercise After Najib-Trump Summit
Where Is the Philippines Coast Guard in its Military Modernization?
September 20, 2017
Where Is the Philippines Coast Guard in its Military Modernization?
A look at where the institution features in the Duterte administration’s plans.
Where Is the Philippines Coast Guard in its Military Modernization?
What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
September 19, 2017
What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
The first iteration of KAMANDAG is a sign of how both sides continue to boost their defense ties in the Duterte era.
What’s in the New US-Philippines Military Exercise?
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
September 18, 2017
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
A closer look at the first-ever high-level frontier meeting between the two sides.
China, Laos Hold New Defense Meeting
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
September 16, 2017
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
The enhanced system represents a step forward for regional cooperation.
ASEAN’s New Police Database Takes Shape Amid Terror Fears
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
September 13, 2017
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
A closer look at a deal that is set to be realized soon.
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
September 13, 2017
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
Washington takes another step to boost Manila’s capabilities.
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
September 13, 2017
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
Another iteration of an exercise among Southeast Asian states and their dialogue partners got underway this week.
New ASEAN Cyber Drill Kicks Off in Vietnam
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
September 12, 2017
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
A closer look at reports that China has had its second known docking of submarines in the Southeast Asian state.
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
September 12, 2017
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
A recent engagement provided an opportunity for both sides to take stock of collaboration.
Where Are Indonesia-Turkey Military Ties?
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