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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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Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
October 11, 2017
Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
After Prayut’s White House visit, the hard work of alliance management remains.
Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
October 11, 2017
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
The spotlight on Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017 shifted to Manila this week.
Australia Warships Move to Philippines Amid Big Asia Military Deployment
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
October 07, 2017
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
A closer look at one indicator of a key defense relationship.
What Will US-Philippines Military Exercises Look Like in 2018?
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
October 06, 2017
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
October 05, 2017
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
Both sides have hailed the move as a step forward for their defense ties.
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
October 05, 2017
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
A look at where relations are in the security realm thus far.
Where Are Russia-Philippines Defense Ties Under Duterte?
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
October 05, 2017
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
A closer look at the appointment and what it means.
Who is the Philippines’ New Army Chief?
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
October 04, 2017
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
Both sides are getting ready to hold the next iteration of a maritime training activity.
Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
October 04, 2017
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017 shifted to Port Klang this week.
Australia’s Big Asia Military Deployment Moves to Malaysia
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
October 02, 2017
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
Development is significant not only in and of itself, but within the context of wider trilateral cooperation.
US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Gets Boost with First Submarine Drills
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
October 02, 2017
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
The first iteration of KAMANDAG gets underway.
US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
India Warships on Philippines Voyage Amid ASEAN Anniversary
October 02, 2017
India Warships on Philippines Voyage Amid ASEAN Anniversary
Act East voyage continues as both sides commemorate 25 years of partnership.
India Warships on Philippines Voyage Amid ASEAN Anniversary
What’s Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
September 29, 2017
What’s Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
A fresh restriction needs to be understood within the broader context of deteriorating ties.
What’s Behind Malaysia’s New North Korea Travel Ban?
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
September 29, 2017
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
The inaugural iteration of Tempest Wind bears attention within the broader context of the alliance.
What Did the New US-Philippines Terror Drills Achieve?
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
September 28, 2017
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
The logical next step is nonetheless significant within the context of bilateral ties.
Historic Indonesia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Pact Goes to UN
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
September 28, 2017
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
Deputy premier’s remarks are testament to lingering challenges that remain for regional states.
Malaysia Highlights Security Gaps in Interpol China Meeting
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
September 28, 2017
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
The trip put the city-state’s contribution in the fight against the Islamic State in the spotlight.
Singapore Defense Minister Visits Iraq Troops in Terror War
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
September 28, 2017
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
Agreement in principle reached in the context of growing bilateral defense ties.
Malaysia to Get New China Security Equipment
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
September 27, 2017
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
The visit at Brunei’s largest port comes amid a flurry of activity for bilateral ties.
China Navy Fleet Makes Brunei Voyage
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
September 26, 2017
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
Jakarta continues to look for regional opportunities for its state-owned defense companies.
Will Laos Buy New Weapons from Indonesia?
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
September 25, 2017
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
City-state launches another one of its new Littoral Mission Vessels.
Singapore Launches Fifth New Warship
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
September 23, 2017
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
The city-state inks yet another agreement with a key partner as it confronts cyber challenges.
Japan, Singapore Sign New Cyber Pact
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
September 23, 2017
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
A recent engagement provided an opportunity for Southeast Asian states to take stock of ongoing collaboration.
What Did ASEAN’s Latest Transnational Crime Meeting Achieve?
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
September 22, 2017
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
The rising terror threat also affects the country’s budget plans for its military modernization.
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
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