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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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Why Did Indonesia Just Sink a Vessel From China?
May 22, 2015
Why Did Indonesia Just Sink a Vessel From China?
A brief look behind a significant development.
Why Did Indonesia Just Sink a Vessel From China?
How Will China React to Indonesia’s Sinking of a Chinese Vessel?
May 22, 2015
How Will China React to Indonesia’s Sinking of a Chinese Vessel?
A look at what we might expect from Beijing.
How Will China React to Indonesia’s Sinking of a Chinese Vessel?
Indonesia Sinks First Vessel From China Under Jokowi
May 21, 2015
Indonesia Sinks First Vessel From China Under Jokowi
Jakarta raises the stakes in its war on illegal fishing.
Indonesia Sinks First Vessel From China Under Jokowi
Singapore Calls for Global Action to Tackle Maritime Challenges
May 21, 2015
Singapore Calls for Global Action to Tackle Maritime Challenges
Defense minister outlines measures to tackle maritime challenges in the Asia-Pacific.
Singapore Calls for Global Action to Tackle Maritime Challenges
A New Plan to Manage Asia’s Submarine Race?
May 21, 2015
A New Plan to Manage Asia’s Submarine Race?
Singapore’s navy chief outlines a potential framework.
A New Plan to Manage Asia’s Submarine Race?
When Will Thailand Hold its Election?
May 20, 2015
When Will Thailand Hold its Election?
The junta pushes back polls to make way for a referendum on a new constitution.
When Will Thailand Hold its Election?
Will Indonesia Double Its Military Budget in 2016?
May 19, 2015
Will Indonesia Double Its Military Budget in 2016?
Its president has vowed to do so. But can the goal be achieved?
Will Indonesia Double Its Military Budget in 2016?
Brunei’s New Midnight Ban
May 19, 2015
Brunei’s New Midnight Ban
The country now wants all shops and restaurants shut by midnight.
Brunei’s New Midnight Ban
Why Is the US Excluding China from a New Military Meeting?
May 16, 2015
Why Is the US Excluding China from a New Military Meeting?
Not every interaction that leaves out Beijing is part of a ‘containment’ strategy.
Why Is the US Excluding China from a New Military Meeting?
Should the US Invite China to RIMPAC 2016?
May 15, 2015
Should the US Invite China to RIMPAC 2016?
A deeper look at a timely question.
Should the US Invite China to RIMPAC 2016?
A ‘New’ Philippine Naval Base Near the South China Sea?
May 15, 2015
A ‘New’ Philippine Naval Base Near the South China Sea?
The country’s armed forces chief says it is “a top priority.” But will it be realized?
A ‘New’ Philippine Naval Base Near the South China Sea?
Iranian Boats Fire on Singapore-Flagged Tanker in Persian Gulf
May 15, 2015
Iranian Boats Fire on Singapore-Flagged Tanker in Persian Gulf
Incident comes amid rising regional tensions.
Iranian Boats Fire on Singapore-Flagged Tanker in Persian Gulf
How Would the US Challenge China in the South China Sea?
May 14, 2015
How Would the US Challenge China in the South China Sea?
A look at how one proposal might work.
How Would the US Challenge China in the South China Sea?
The Case for a Bolder US South China Sea Policy
May 14, 2015
The Case for a Bolder US South China Sea Policy
Why does Washington need a more robust approach, and what might it look like?
The Case for a Bolder US South China Sea Policy
Japan, Philippines Hold First South China Sea Naval Exercises
May 13, 2015
Japan, Philippines Hold First South China Sea Naval Exercises
The two strategic partners take another step towards boosting their security ties.
Japan, Philippines Hold First South China Sea Naval Exercises
ASEAN Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
May 12, 2015
ASEAN Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
Singapore’s navy chief suggests that the idea could be realized soon.
ASEAN Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
Did Malaysia Just Join the Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen?
May 12, 2015
Did Malaysia Just Join the Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen?
A misleading report generates hype over the country’s role in Yemen.
Did Malaysia Just Join the Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen?
US Approves New Deal for Singapore’s F-16 Upgrades
May 12, 2015
US Approves New Deal for Singapore’s F-16 Upgrades
State Department clears fresh sales for a critical strategic partner in the Asia-Pacific.
US Approves New Deal for Singapore’s F-16 Upgrades
South Korea Reveals New Attack Submarine
May 08, 2015
South Korea Reveals New Attack Submarine
Seoul unveils its sixth Type 214 submarine
South Korea Reveals New Attack Submarine
Will Indonesia Return to OPEC?
May 08, 2015
Will Indonesia Return to OPEC?
The country’s energy ministry says it is considering doing so.
Will Indonesia Return to OPEC?
US Eyes Expanded Military Exercises with ASEAN Navies
May 07, 2015
US Eyes Expanded Military Exercises with ASEAN Navies
A senior US navy official suggests more could be on the way soon.
US Eyes Expanded Military Exercises with ASEAN Navies
US Approves New Missile Deals for Indonesia, Malaysia
May 07, 2015
US Approves New Missile Deals for Indonesia, Malaysia
State Department clears fresh sales for two key Southeast Asian partners.
US Approves New Missile Deals for Indonesia, Malaysia
Vietnam, South Korea Ink New Pact
May 06, 2015
Vietnam, South Korea Ink New Pact
Agreement is a further boost to their strategic partnership.
Vietnam, South Korea Ink New Pact
What Does the Death of the Philippines’ Top Islamic Militant Mean?
May 06, 2015
What Does the Death of the Philippines’ Top Islamic Militant Mean?
Will the death of a terrorist breathe life into an imperiled peace process?
What Does the Death of the Philippines’ Top Islamic Militant Mean?
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