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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 Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
July 12, 2017
What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
Both sides underscored the significance of their relations as they commemorated the anniversary of a unique agreement.
What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish?
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
July 11, 2017
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
Despite the obvious challenges, one should not dismiss the possibility of advances being made in the future.
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
What's in the New Singapore-Germany Cyber Pact?
July 11, 2017
What's in the New Singapore-Germany Cyber Pact?
The city-state signs another agreement with a fellow partner in the cyber domain.
What's in the New Singapore-Germany Cyber Pact?
US Hosts Counter-Islamic State Meet Amid ASEAN Terror Fears
July 11, 2017
US Hosts Counter-Islamic State Meet Amid ASEAN Terror Fears
There's lingering uncertainty in Southeast Asia even as military advances are made against the militant group.
US Hosts Counter-Islamic State Meet Amid ASEAN Terror Fears
The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
July 06, 2017
The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
The administration needs to unveil a more comprehensive approach to the region soon.
The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
Why Trump Should Beware the North Korea Double Freeze Deal
July 06, 2017
Why Trump Should Beware the North Korea Double Freeze Deal
The administration must keep in mind limitations of a proposal that has been gaining momentum.
Why Trump Should Beware the North Korea Double Freeze Deal
What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency
July 06, 2017
What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency
The ex-president has been spreading a broader message that has sometimes gotten lost in the headlines.
What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency
US, Vietnam Kick Off First Naval Engagement Activity in Trump Era
July 06, 2017
US, Vietnam Kick Off First Naval Engagement Activity in Trump Era
Washington and Hanoi begin the 8th iteration of their NEA in the latest sign of a deepening defense relationship.
US, Vietnam Kick Off First Naval Engagement Activity in Trump Era
India, Thailand Launch Army Exercise
July 05, 2017
India, Thailand Launch Army Exercise
Ex Maitree-17 kicked off on July 3.
India, Thailand Launch Army Exercise
Indonesia, Philippines Launch Maritime Border Patrols
July 05, 2017
Indonesia, Philippines Launch Maritime Border Patrols
Joint patrols come amid a high level of activity in surrounding waters.
Indonesia, Philippines Launch Maritime Border Patrols
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
July 04, 2017
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
News of military helicopter sales have led to speculation about what we might expect in this realm.
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
July 03, 2017
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
Though an upcoming summit meeting offers room for both sides to boost the relationship, there are also lingering challenges.
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
What’s With the New US-Philippines Sulu Sea Patrols Under Duterte?
July 01, 2017
What’s With the New US-Philippines Sulu Sea Patrols Under Duterte?
The two allies completed a coordinated patrol in what has become a promising area for maritime security cooperation.
What’s With the New US-Philippines Sulu Sea Patrols Under Duterte?
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
June 30, 2017
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
Beijing’s latest assistance to Manila is notable but also needs to be kept in perspective.
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
China Gives Belarus New Armored Vehicles
June 29, 2017
China Gives Belarus New Armored Vehicles
Beijing doles out a new round of military technical assistance to Minsk.
China Gives Belarus New Armored Vehicles
What Does Malaysia’s Air Force Need?
June 29, 2017
What Does Malaysia’s Air Force Need?
The country’s air force chief recently reiterated what some of the service’s top priorities are.
What Does Malaysia’s Air Force Need?
What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?
June 29, 2017
What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?
His administration has not found a sustainable way to deal with the president's prolonged absences.
What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?
What Did the ASEAN Trilateral Terror Meeting Achieve?
June 28, 2017
What Did the ASEAN Trilateral Terror Meeting Achieve?
The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are trying to forge a collective approach to counter terrorism.
What Did the ASEAN Trilateral Terror Meeting Achieve?
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
June 27, 2017
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
A closer look at what both sides discussed in the security realm and what we might expect going forward.
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
June 27, 2017
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
An interaction by Hanoi and Manila this week is an important reminder about the significance of intra-ASEAN collaboration even as disputes continue to summer.
Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
June 27, 2017
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
Manila and Hanoi resumed naval personnel interaction on a feature in the disputed waters.
What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
Where is Singapore in its War on Fake News?
June 22, 2017
Where is Singapore in its War on Fake News?
City-state likely to announce new legislation to tackle the problem next year.
Where is Singapore in its War on Fake News?
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Winning Asia's War on Fake News
June 22, 2017
Winning Asia's War on Fake News
Despite the difficulty in forging a regional response, helpful conversations are ongoing.
Winning Asia's War on Fake News
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