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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 Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
August 29, 2017
What Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
A closer look at Harry Harris’ visit to Manila.
What Did the US Pacific Military Chief’s Philippines Visit Accomplish?
New Philippines Radar System Spotlights US-ASEAN Maritime Security
August 29, 2017
New Philippines Radar System Spotlights US-ASEAN Maritime Security
A new system transferred by Washington highlights its continued focus on enhancing regional maritime security in Southeast Asia.
New Philippines Radar System Spotlights US-ASEAN Maritime Security
Indonesia, Singapore Conduct Mine Countermeasure Military Drills
August 28, 2017
Indonesia, Singapore Conduct Mine Countermeasure Military Drills
Joint-MINEX occurs as both countries commemorate 50th anniversary of ties this year.
Indonesia, Singapore Conduct Mine Countermeasure Military Drills
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
August 17, 2017
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
The Duterte administration continues to tout opportunities of a pact despite the significant risks it would involve.
Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
US Air Force Exercise Kicks Off with Singapore’s Participation
August 17, 2017
US Air Force Exercise Kicks Off with Singapore’s Participation
The city-state continues its involvement in Exercise Red Flag.
US Air Force Exercise Kicks Off with Singapore’s Participation
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
August 16, 2017
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
The ongoing Marawi crisis has pointed to well-known capability gaps that Manila is now attempting to urgently fill.
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
What Did Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid Achieve?
August 15, 2017
What Did Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid Achieve?
The third raid in a week nets hundreds, but foreign terrorist fighters remain elusive.
What Did Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid Achieve?
A New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
August 15, 2017
A New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
Though specifics are still unclear, a transaction mulled by the two sides reflects their ongoing defense cooperation.
A New Japan-Philippines Military Helicopter Deal?
US Approves New Thailand Military Sale Under Trump
August 15, 2017
US Approves New Thailand Military Sale Under Trump
Possible arms sale speaks to ongoing developments in the defense realm between the two sides in spite of irritants.
US Approves New Thailand Military Sale Under Trump
Malaysia Deploys First Warship to New Naval Base Near Disputed Island
August 15, 2017
Malaysia Deploys First Warship to New Naval Base Near Disputed Island
Development comes just over a week after Abu Bakar Maritime Base was first unveiled.
Malaysia Deploys First Warship to New Naval Base Near Disputed Island
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
August 12, 2017
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
Goodwill visit by KC-767 highlights an aspect of bilateral relations that seldom makes the headlines.
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
August 11, 2017
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
A recent controversy has much deeper roots and broader realities which the headlines miss.
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid?
August 09, 2017
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid?
'Operation Joker' reflects serious concerns by the government about the extent of the Islamic State threat.
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Latest Mass Terror Raid?
US-Vietnam Defense Relations Under Trump Get a Boost With First Aircraft Carrier Visit
August 09, 2017
US-Vietnam Defense Relations Under Trump Get a Boost With First Aircraft Carrier Visit
The move represents yet another step forward for security ties under the Trump administration amid lingering concerns.
US-Vietnam Defense Relations Under Trump Get a Boost With First Aircraft Carrier Visit
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
August 08, 2017
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
The city-state begins dispatching aid to Manila as the Marawi crisis continues.
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
Thailand to Upgrade More F-5 Fighter Jets
August 08, 2017
Thailand to Upgrade More F-5 Fighter Jets
The Southeast Asian state continues to modernize its aging aircraft.
Thailand to Upgrade More F-5 Fighter Jets
A New Base For Singapore's Fighter Jets in New Zealand?
August 08, 2017
A New Base For Singapore's Fighter Jets in New Zealand?
An upcoming military exercise comes as the two countries are mulling a new deal.
A New Base For Singapore's Fighter Jets in New Zealand?
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
August 08, 2017
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
Despite advances being made, it has been an uphill climb and the challenge is much deeper than the headlines suggest.
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
August 08, 2017
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
Facility is just the latest sign of the revival of a decades-old dispute in bilateral ties.
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.
Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
Should North Korea Be Kicked Out of the ASEAN Regional Forum?
August 03, 2017
Should North Korea Be Kicked Out of the ASEAN Regional Forum?
The Trump administration continues to call for Pyongyang’s suspension despite the challenges that this entails.
Should North Korea Be Kicked Out of the ASEAN Regional Forum?
Singapore Reveals New Military Facility Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
August 03, 2017
Singapore Reveals New Military Facility Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
The city-state’s new institute is just the latest move to tackle a changing and rising terror threat.
Singapore Reveals New Military Facility Amid Rising Islamic State Threat
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
August 02, 2017
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
The visit offers the Trump administration a chance to build out its Asia policy amid uncertainties in the subregion.
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
What Did the New Asia Terrorism Meeting in Indonesia Achieve?
August 02, 2017
What Did the New Asia Terrorism Meeting in Indonesia Achieve?
The engagement reflected growing alarm about the terrorism threat and ongoing subregional cooperation to combat it.
What Did the New Asia Terrorism Meeting in Indonesia Achieve?
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