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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's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
June 29, 2018
What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
A recent bilateral interaction put the growing maritime relations between the two countries in the spotlight.
What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
June 28, 2018
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
A recent step is testament to ongoing efforts by both sides to further develop ties in this domain.
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
June 27, 2018
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
A closer look at recent reports that both sides have agreed to step up defense cooperation.
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
June 26, 2018
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
A recent development has shed further light on a deepening military relationship.
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
June 26, 2018
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
The new government is raising fresh concerns around an issue that has been under scrutiny.
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
June 26, 2018
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
The interaction came amid efforts by both sides to further advance relations in the maritime domain.
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
June 25, 2018
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
A recently complicated deal is testament to the opportunities and challenges that remain for both sides in the defense realm.
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
June 25, 2018
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
Another round of Indo-Thai CORPAT took place this month.
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
June 23, 2018
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
Bangkok received the third SSJ100 earlier this week.
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
June 21, 2018
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
Though Bangkok continues to look for ways to realize its ambitions on this front, several uncertainties remain.
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
June 20, 2018
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
Beijing’s recent assistance once again spotlights the strengthening defense ties between the two countries.
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
June 19, 2018
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Both sides continue to develop the defense aspect of their new comprehensive partnership.
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
June 19, 2018
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
Though little progress has been made to date, the idea continues to be in conversations by both sides.
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
June 19, 2018
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
A closer look at potential developments between the two sides in this area.
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
June 18, 2018
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
Bangkok and Beijing continue to look for further opportunities to advance the security side of their relationship.
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
June 18, 2018
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
Both sides continue to look for advances in this realm of ties in spite of remaining challenges.
India-Vietnam Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Bilateral Visit  
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
June 16, 2018
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
Despite continued efforts on this front, significant challenges remain.
Can Vietnam Get Its Military Out of Business?
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
June 14, 2018
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
The government’s announced figure constitutes a modest increase but masks ongoing challenges and issues.
What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
June 14, 2018
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
Hanoi’s construction of a submarine rescue vessel deserves attention.  
What’s in Vietnam’s New Submarine Vessel?
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
June 13, 2018
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
Though the idea continues to be under consideration, the gap between aspiration and reality remains wide.
Is the Philippines Moving Closer to New Submarines Under Duterte?
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
June 13, 2018
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
The approval of controversial legislation is just the latest sign of the government’s efforts in the cyber realm.
What’s Next For Vietnam’s New Cyber Law?
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
June 12, 2018
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
Drills spotlight the FPDA and ongoing efforts to bolster it to respond to ongoing security challenges.
Five Power Defense Arrangements in the Spotlight With Land Exercise
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
June 11, 2018
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
The holding of a biennial naval drill once again spotlights developments underway in the defense relationship between the two sides.
Singapore-Thailand Defense Ties in Focus with Navy Exercise
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
June 08, 2018
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
While a range of issues were up for discussion, terrorism continues to be the foremost preoccupation for several Southeast Asian states.
ASEAN Terrorism Threat in Focus at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue
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