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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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Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills
August 02, 2017
Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills
The two Southeast Asian neighbors carried out the 30th iteration of Exercise Malapura.
Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills
US, Singapore Conclude Biggest Army Exercise
August 01, 2017
US, Singapore Conclude Biggest Army Exercise
The latest iteration of their oldest army drills were by far the largest to date.
US, Singapore Conclude Biggest Army Exercise
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
August 01, 2017
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
Washington delivers yet another much-needed capability boost to the Southeast Asian state.
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea?
August 01, 2017
A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea?
The hype surrounding the UK’s future role on the issue needs to be put into proper perspective.
A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea?
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
July 27, 2017
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
Immediate opportunities mask serious risks related to the past, current context, and the near future.
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
Why Was a North Korean Official in the Philippines Before the ASEAN Regional Forum?
July 27, 2017
Why Was a North Korean Official in the Philippines Before the ASEAN Regional Forum?
A recent engagement speaks to diplomatic efforts being waged by various actors amid growing alarm.
Why Was a North Korean Official in the Philippines Before the ASEAN Regional Forum?
US, Indonesia Conclude Military Exercise
July 26, 2017
US, Indonesia Conclude Military Exercise
Washington and Jakarta completed another iteration of a marine tactical warfare simulation.
US, Indonesia Conclude Military Exercise
China, Russia Launch First Military Drills in Baltic Sea
July 26, 2017
China, Russia Launch First Military Drills in Baltic Sea
Beijing and Moscow carry out exercises amid concerns from European states.
China, Russia Launch First Military Drills in Baltic Sea
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
July 26, 2017
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
A second round of assistance is underway.
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
North Korea-Myanmar Links in the Spotlight Under Trump
July 25, 2017
North Korea-Myanmar Links in the Spotlight Under Trump
An old worry is being expressed with a renewed sense of urgency.
North Korea-Myanmar Links in the Spotlight Under Trump
Vietnam, Laos Hold Joint Patrol Amid Inaugural Border Exchange
July 25, 2017
Vietnam, Laos Hold Joint Patrol Amid Inaugural Border Exchange
Border issues are a focus by both sides as they commemorate key anniversaries in their diplomatic relationship.
Vietnam, Laos Hold Joint Patrol Amid Inaugural Border Exchange
ASEAN Deploys Terror Aid to Philippines Amid Marawi Crisis
July 25, 2017
ASEAN Deploys Terror Aid to Philippines Amid Marawi Crisis
The regional grouping joined a list of actors doling out assistance to Manila.
ASEAN Deploys Terror Aid to Philippines Amid Marawi Crisis
Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
July 21, 2017
Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
The two countries announced efforts to strengthen collaboration in this area during a security meeting this week.
Indonesia, Malaysia Boost Military Ties in Islamic State Terror Fight
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
July 21, 2017
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
The cooling down some are playing up masks underlying tensions and broader strategic realities.
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
July 21, 2017
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
The crisis has further increased the focus on the institution within Philippine security.
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
July 19, 2017
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
City-state offers targeted assistance that will serve as much-needed boosts to Manila’s limited capabilities.
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
Indonesia, Singapore Conclude Military Exercise Amid Anniversary
July 19, 2017
Indonesia, Singapore Conclude Military Exercise Amid Anniversary
The latest iteration of Exercise Chandrapura occurred as the two sides celebrate 50 years of bilateral ties this year.
Indonesia, Singapore Conclude Military Exercise Amid Anniversary
Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?
July 18, 2017
Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?
The head of the country’s state-owned shipbuilder offers a rather optimistic reading despite the familiar challenges that remain.
Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?
Why Did Indonesia Just Rename Its Part of the South China Sea?
July 17, 2017
Why Did Indonesia Just Rename Its Part of the South China Sea?
Jakarta is willing to take new moves to signal even more clearly its long-held legal positions.
Why Did Indonesia Just Rename Its Part of the South China Sea?
Is Malaysia’s New Fighter Jet Deal Dead Now?
July 14, 2017
Is Malaysia’s New Fighter Jet Deal Dead Now?
A multi-billion dollar plan to replace the country’s aging aircraft looks even more unlikely to be approved soon.
Is Malaysia’s New Fighter Jet Deal Dead Now?
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
July 14, 2017
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
The management of border issues remains a key priority for both sides this year.
Vietnam-Laos Border in the Spotlight Amid Anniversary Celebrations
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
July 13, 2017
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
The start of a project highlights Vientiane's continuing struggle with the issue even as it receives foreign assistance.
Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
Thailand Eyes New Korea Fighter Jets
July 12, 2017
Thailand Eyes New Korea Fighter Jets
Cabinet approves purchase of eight T-50 advanced planes.
Thailand Eyes New Korea Fighter Jets
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