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Prashanth Parameswaran

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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Is China’s Economic Power in ASEAN Overblown?
March 20, 2015
Is China’s Economic Power in ASEAN Overblown?
A new report suggests there is less to Beijing’s influence than meets the eye.
Is China’s Economic Power in ASEAN Overblown?
Why Did Brunei Slash Its Defense Budget?
March 19, 2015
Why Did Brunei Slash Its Defense Budget?
Defense spending for the Southeast Asian state has been cut by over 25 percent.
Why Did Brunei Slash Its Defense Budget?
ASEAN Patrols in the South China Sea?
March 19, 2015
ASEAN Patrols in the South China Sea?
A US official suggests ASEAN states undertake joint patrols in the South China Sea.
ASEAN Patrols in the South China Sea?
Thai Junta Chief Slams US Policy
March 18, 2015
Thai Junta Chief Slams US Policy
The U.S. needs a better "tailor," general says.
Thai Junta Chief Slams US Policy
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
March 17, 2015
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
Focus placed on Islamic state and ongoing regional security proposals.
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
Brunei Mulls New Drone Regulations
March 13, 2015
Brunei Mulls New Drone Regulations
The government says it is developing a new framework for drone use.
Brunei Mulls New Drone Regulations
China Blasts ASEAN Head for South China Sea Remarks
March 12, 2015
China Blasts ASEAN Head for South China Sea Remarks
Beijing scolds ASEAN’s Vietnamese chief for allegedly biased and false comments.
China Blasts ASEAN Head for South China Sea Remarks
Myanmar to Investigate Violent Protest Crackdown
March 11, 2015
Myanmar to Investigate Violent Protest Crackdown
President reportedly orders a government inquiry into a Yangon protest crackdown.
Myanmar to Investigate Violent Protest Crackdown
Malaysia Wants More ASEAN Cooperation Against Islamic State
March 11, 2015
Malaysia Wants More ASEAN Cooperation Against Islamic State
The country’s foreign minister warns that the movement’s “evil tentacles” are spreading.
Malaysia Wants More ASEAN Cooperation Against Islamic State
Indonesia Threatens Australia With ‘Human Tsunami’
March 11, 2015
Indonesia Threatens Australia With ‘Human Tsunami’
Minister warns of unorthodox response if Canberra’s protests over executions continue.
Indonesia Threatens Australia With ‘Human Tsunami’
Myanmar Sliding Towards Conflict, UN Envoy Warns
March 11, 2015
Myanmar Sliding Towards Conflict, UN Envoy Warns
Special rapporteur observes “a growing atmosphere of fear, distrust and hostility.”
Myanmar Sliding Towards Conflict, UN Envoy Warns
Japan and Laos Forge New Strategic Partnership
March 10, 2015
Japan and Laos Forge New Strategic Partnership
The two countries have decided to elevate their relationship at a critical time.
Japan and Laos Forge New Strategic Partnership
Vietnam, Cambodia Boost Defense Ties
March 10, 2015
Vietnam, Cambodia Boost Defense Ties
The two sides are looking to expand their defense cooperation.
Vietnam, Cambodia Boost Defense Ties
Singapore Defends Caning
March 10, 2015
Singapore Defends Caning
City-state refutes international criticism following court decision last week.
Singapore Defends Caning
100 More Bomb Blasts Planned in Thailand, Police Told
March 10, 2015
100 More Bomb Blasts Planned in Thailand, Police Told
Detained suspects disclose details about bomb plots following grenade attack.
100 More Bomb Blasts Planned in Thailand, Police Told
Malaysia's South China Sea Policy: Playing It Safe
March 06, 2015
Malaysia's South China Sea Policy: Playing It Safe
Before asking what the country should do, we should look at what it is doing and why.
Malaysia's South China Sea Policy: Playing It Safe
Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
March 05, 2015
Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
The brief look at the story behind the largest battleship ever constructed in naval history.
Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
Japan’s Legendary Warship Found Near The Philippines
March 05, 2015
Japan’s Legendary Warship Found Near The Philippines
One of the world’s largest and most advanced battleships was discovered this week.
Japan’s Legendary Warship Found Near The Philippines
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
March 04, 2015
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
The country’s armed forces chief signals rough road ahead for peace monitors.
Malaysian Peacekeepers Could Face Toughest Challenge Yet
Asia’s New Way to Find Missing Planes After MH370?
March 04, 2015
Asia’s New Way to Find Missing Planes After MH370?
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are testing a new aircraft tracking system.
Asia’s New Way to Find Missing Planes After MH370?
Why Is Michelle Obama Visiting Asia?
March 04, 2015
Why Is Michelle Obama Visiting Asia?
The First Lady will be making a trip to Japan and Cambodia in a few weeks.
Why Is Michelle Obama Visiting Asia?
The One Moment in Singapore’s History You Should Know About
March 03, 2015
The One Moment in Singapore’s History You Should Know About
As the nation marks its 50th anniversary, here’s one moment we should all reflect on.
The One Moment in Singapore’s History You Should Know About
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
March 03, 2015
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
A report finds the region has some of the world’s worst religious restrictions.
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
Malaysia After The Anwar Verdict
March 02, 2015
Malaysia After The Anwar Verdict
The strategy director of Malaysia’s opposition party on the imprisonment of its leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Malaysia After The Anwar Verdict
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