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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 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?
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Condemns Pacquiao-Mayweather Decision
May 05, 2015
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Condemns Pacquiao-Mayweather Decision
Premier slams “unbelievable” unanimous decision by U.S. judges.
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Condemns Pacquiao-Mayweather Decision
Malaysia’s Post-May Day Crackdown
May 05, 2015
Malaysia’s Post-May Day Crackdown
Dozens arrested after rally protesting new government tax.
Malaysia’s Post-May Day Crackdown
Thailand’s Mass Graves: A Turning Point?
May 05, 2015
Thailand’s Mass Graves: A Turning Point?
Another grim sign that the country has a long way to go to improve its human trafficking record.
Thailand’s Mass Graves: A Turning Point?
Is Myanmar Approaching Genocide?
May 04, 2015
Is Myanmar Approaching Genocide?
A recent report suggests that the Rohingya could become the target of further mass atrocities.
Is Myanmar Approaching Genocide?
Will Indonesia’s Fighter Jet Malfunction Affect Its Defense Policy?
May 03, 2015
Will Indonesia’s Fighter Jet Malfunction Affect Its Defense Policy?
A recent incident has caused some to question past decisions.
Will Indonesia’s Fighter Jet Malfunction Affect Its Defense Policy?
US-Japan Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
May 01, 2015
US-Japan Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
A brief look at the idea in the wake of recent discussions.
US-Japan Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Threatens to Kill Opposition Dialogue
May 01, 2015
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Threatens to Kill Opposition Dialogue
The 'culture of dialogue' can die, the premier warns.
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Threatens to Kill Opposition Dialogue
Will Thailand Realize Its Submarine Quest?
May 01, 2015
Will Thailand Realize Its Submarine Quest?
Bangkok inches closer towards realizing its long-deferred dream.
Will Thailand Realize Its Submarine Quest?
China, Russia to Hold First Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean
May 01, 2015
China, Russia to Hold First Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean
The drills will take place next month.
China, Russia to Hold First Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean
Is Hamas Training Operatives in Malaysia?
April 30, 2015
Is Hamas Training Operatives in Malaysia?
An old claim resurfaces with some new evidence.
Is Hamas Training Operatives in Malaysia?
What’s Next for US-Philippine Military Ties?
April 29, 2015
What’s Next for US-Philippine Military Ties?
A brief look at what might lie ahead for Washington and Manila.
What’s Next for US-Philippine Military Ties?
China Is Now One of Indonesia's Top Ten Investors
April 29, 2015
China Is Now One of Indonesia's Top Ten Investors
Beijing makes the cut for the first time.
China Is Now One of Indonesia's Top Ten Investors
What Did the 26th ASEAN Summit Achieve?
April 28, 2015
What Did the 26th ASEAN Summit Achieve?
A look at what the regional grouping accomplished after the recent summit in Malaysia.
What Did the 26th ASEAN Summit Achieve?
China, Thailand Eye Deeper Defense Ties
April 28, 2015
China, Thailand Eye Deeper Defense Ties
The two countries say they are inching closer towards elevating their defense relationship.
China, Thailand Eye Deeper Defense Ties
Over Half of World Piracy Attacks Now in ASEAN
April 25, 2015
Over Half of World Piracy Attacks Now in ASEAN
A new report has some troubling numbers for the region on this score.
Over Half of World Piracy Attacks Now in ASEAN
Did Indonesia Revive the Asia-Africa Strategic Partnership?
April 24, 2015
Did Indonesia Revive the Asia-Africa Strategic Partnership?
A look at what the 60th Asian-African Conference actually achieved.
Did Indonesia Revive the Asia-Africa Strategic Partnership?
Revealed: The Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy
April 24, 2015
Revealed: The Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy
US defense secretary Ash Carter delivers major speech at Stanford University.
Revealed: The Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy
Japan Wins New Philippine Defense Deal
April 24, 2015
Japan Wins New Philippine Defense Deal
Tokyo will construct ten vessels for Manila in the coming years.
Japan Wins New Philippine Defense Deal
EU Threatens Thailand with Trade Ban
April 23, 2015
EU Threatens Thailand with Trade Ban
Bangkok receives ‘yellow card’ for failing to halt illegal fishing.
EU Threatens Thailand with Trade Ban
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
April 23, 2015
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
What this year's ASEAN chair expects from this weekend's meetings.
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
Confirmed: Taiwan to Start New South China Sea Patrols
April 22, 2015
Confirmed: Taiwan to Start New South China Sea Patrols
Defense ministry confirms move to dispatch maritime patrol aircraft.
Confirmed: Taiwan to Start New South China Sea Patrols
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams ASEAN-Splitting TPP
April 21, 2015
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams ASEAN-Splitting TPP
The premier’s latest tirade is rather puzzling and misleading.
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams ASEAN-Splitting TPP
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
April 18, 2015
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
Myanmar’s US Lobby Link Enters the Spotlight
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