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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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What Did the Vietnam Defense Minister’s Russia Visit Accomplish?
April 10, 2018
What Did the Vietnam Defense Minister’s Russia Visit Accomplish?
A closer look at the significance of a recent trip.
What Did the Vietnam Defense Minister’s Russia Visit Accomplish?
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
April 05, 2018
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
The visit of Vietnam’s defense minister has once again put the focus on one of Vietnam’s traditional relationships.
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
What Did the Pakistan Army Chief’s Brunei Voyage Achieve?
April 05, 2018
What Did the Pakistan Army Chief’s Brunei Voyage Achieve?
A closer look at the significance of a recent trip and what it means for bilateral defense ties.
What Did the Pakistan Army Chief’s Brunei Voyage Achieve?
Where Is the New Indonesia-Thailand Defense Pact?
April 04, 2018
Where Is the New Indonesia-Thailand Defense Pact?
A closer look at the status of an agreement reached by both sides back in 2015.
Where Is the New Indonesia-Thailand Defense Pact?
What’s Next for US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
April 04, 2018
What’s Next for US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
Both sides are continuing to deepen ties in spite of lingering challenges and uncertainties.
What’s Next for US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
April 03, 2018
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
The move is part of a longstanding effort by both sides to manage the opportunities and challenges in their shared border.
What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?
New Brunei Military Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
April 03, 2018
New Brunei Military Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
The trip provided both sides with an opportunity to reinforce bilateral defense ties.
New Brunei Military Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
What’s Behind the New Japan-ASEAN Cyber Center?
April 03, 2018
What’s Behind the New Japan-ASEAN Cyber Center?
The new initiative is yet another testament to the increased attention to this realm and important ongoing cooperation.
What’s Behind the New Japan-ASEAN Cyber Center?
Where Are Vietnam-France Defense Ties Headed in 2018?
April 03, 2018
Where Are Vietnam-France Defense Ties Headed in 2018?
A key visit last week offered some detail into the focus areas for both sides in an important year for bilateral ties.
Where Are Vietnam-France Defense Ties Headed in 2018?
Vietnam-France Ties in the Spotlight With 45th Anniversary
April 02, 2018
Vietnam-France Ties in the Spotlight With 45th Anniversary
Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit was just the latest in a series of interactions meant to boost bilateral ties.
Vietnam-France Ties in the Spotlight With 45th Anniversary
US Pacific Partnership 2018 Moves to Southeast Asia
March 31, 2018
US Pacific Partnership 2018 Moves to Southeast Asia
Asia’s largest annual multilateral HADR exercise kicked off this year’s iteration of its subregional engagements with a move to Indonesia this week.
US Pacific Partnership 2018 Moves to Southeast Asia
What’s in the Thailand-Cambodia Foreign Fugitive Deal?
March 30, 2018
What’s in the Thailand-Cambodia Foreign Fugitive Deal?
Though specifics are unclear, controversy around the collaboration reflects broader fears that are further fueled by a lack of transparency.
What’s in the Thailand-Cambodia Foreign Fugitive Deal?
A Big Week for Japan-Philippines Defense Ties
March 29, 2018
A Big Week for Japan-Philippines Defense Ties
An active week in the maritime security realm reinforces the importance of the defense relationship between the two sides.
A Big Week for Japan-Philippines Defense Ties
Indonesia Launches New PC-40 Warship
March 29, 2018
Indonesia Launches New PC-40 Warship
Jakarta unveils another vessel that marks a capability boost amid familiar challenges that remain.
Indonesia Launches New PC-40 Warship
What’s Behind the New India-Myanmar Naval Exercise?
March 29, 2018
What’s Behind the New India-Myanmar Naval Exercise?
A recent interaction by the two countries should be understood as part of broader trends underway in the bilateral relationship and the wider region.
What’s Behind the New India-Myanmar Naval Exercise?
What’s Next for Vietnam-Laos Military Ties in 2018?
March 28, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-Laos Military Ties in 2018?
A recent defense interaction offered a glimpse into what lies ahead for the bilateral defense relationship.
What’s Next for Vietnam-Laos Military Ties in 2018?
Where is the Thailand-Ukraine Military Tank Deal?
March 27, 2018
Where is the Thailand-Ukraine Military Tank Deal?
Amid reports of completion this week, a look at where the agreement is and what that means.
Where is the Thailand-Ukraine Military Tank Deal?
What’s Behind the New Russia-Laos Military Facility Hype?
March 27, 2018
What’s Behind the New Russia-Laos Military Facility Hype?
A closer look at the significance of recent reports on the opening of a new Russian defense office in Vientiane.
What’s Behind the New Russia-Laos Military Facility Hype?
Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Patrols Highlight Defense Ties
March 26, 2018
Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Patrols Highlight Defense Ties
The 50th iteration of the interaction offered a glimpse into an aspect of the bilateral relationship.
Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Patrols Highlight Defense Ties
Singapore Launches Sixth New Warship
March 26, 2018
Singapore Launches Sixth New Warship
The unveiling of another locally built and designed vessel represents another step in the country’s naval modernization.
Singapore Launches Sixth New Warship
Military Exercise Highlights Singapore-Germany Defense Ties
March 24, 2018
Military Exercise Highlights Singapore-Germany Defense Ties
The conclusion of live-firing drills is occurring within the broader context of a growing defense relationship.
Military Exercise Highlights Singapore-Germany Defense Ties
What’s in the New Japan-Indonesia Maritime Security Dialogue?
March 23, 2018
What’s in the New Japan-Indonesia Maritime Security Dialogue?
The convening of a new high-level maritime security focus group is reflective of ongoing developments in defense ties.
What’s in the New Japan-Indonesia Maritime Security Dialogue?
New Military Aircraft Puts Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight
March 23, 2018
New Military Aircraft Puts Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight
An anticipated delivery would conclude a deal that holds significance for both sides and the wider region.
New Military Aircraft Puts Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
March 22, 2018
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
Though the move was long expected, its significance nonetheless ought to be acknowledged.
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
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