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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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What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
January 24, 2018
What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
The interaction highlights ongoing efforts by both sides to manage contentious issues.
What Did the Laos-Cambodia Security Meeting Achieve?
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
January 23, 2018
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
Amid his stops in Indonesia and Vietnam, questions remain over the direction of the Trump administration's Asia policy.
What Does Mattis’ ASEAN Trip Say About Trump’s Asia Policy?
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
January 23, 2018
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
The trip put the focus on ongoing activity in the bilateral military relationship which has been on the uptick of late.
What Did the Russian Defense Minister’s Myanmar Visit Accomplish?
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
January 19, 2018
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
Though the record seizure deserves mention, focus on such developments also obscures the massive scale of the problem.
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
Singapore's Air Force at 50
January 18, 2018
Singapore's Air Force at 50
The golden jubilee for the RSAF this year puts the focus on its ongoing transformation.
Singapore's Air Force at 50
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
January 18, 2018
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
Tokyo’s recent handover of patrol vehicles is just one part of wider collaboration on security.
Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
January 17, 2018
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
Both sides finally held a postponed meeting between their two leaders amid a busy year for their domestic politics.
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
January 17, 2018
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
The BRP Tarlac carried out a port call as its first logistics run mission for the new year.
Biggest Philippines Warship Kicks Off 2018 Engagements
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
January 13, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
The second iteration of their defense dialogue this week put the focus on this area of ties.
What’s Next for Vietnam-France Military Cooperation?
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
January 12, 2018
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
The institution is just the latest move by the government to respond to growing challenges in the cyber realm.
What’s Behind Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Command?
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
January 12, 2018
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
The city-state is mulling further measures to counter the growing challenge amid lingering concerns.
Singapore’s War on Fake News in the Spotlight with New Committee
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
January 11, 2018
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
Both sides continue to discuss ways to make further inroads in their security relationship.
Military Meeting Puts Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
January 11, 2018
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
A drone registration deadline this week is just one instance of a broader trend underway in the region.
What’s Behind Thailand’s New Drone Laws?
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
January 10, 2018
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
The move marks further progress for Bangkok's air force modernization despite continued challenges and constraints.
Thailand Gets Its First New South Korea Fighter Jets
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
January 10, 2018
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
Elson Hermogino finally fills the post, vacant for over a year.
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
What’s Next for Vietnam’s New Military Peacekeeping Role?
January 09, 2018
What’s Next for Vietnam’s New Military Peacekeeping Role?
A closer look at the context behind some key developments in Hanoi’s contributions in this realm.
What’s Next for Vietnam’s New Military Peacekeeping Role?
China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge
January 09, 2018
China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge
Though recent successes deserve mention, they also pale in comparison to both the magnitude and multidimensionality of the overall problem.
China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge
What’s With the New India-Myanmar Border Pact?
January 06, 2018
What’s With the New India-Myanmar Border Pact?
A closer look at the context behind a land border crossing agreement that was approved this week.
What’s With the New India-Myanmar Border Pact?
Indonesia-Philippines Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Minister Visit
January 05, 2018
Indonesia-Philippines Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Minister Visit
A closer look at some of the defense issues on the minds of both sides.
Indonesia-Philippines Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Minister Visit
What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?
January 05, 2018
What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?
Old alliance dynamics are at work in a new controversy.
What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?
What's Next for Indonesia’s New Cyber Agency?
January 04, 2018
What's Next for Indonesia’s New Cyber Agency?
The appointment of the agency's new chief comes ahead of a busy election season that could compound cyber challenges.
What's Next for Indonesia’s New Cyber Agency?
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
January 04, 2018
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
A closer look at a new protocol between two old partners.
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties
January 03, 2018
Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties
The humanitarian assistance dispatched was just the most recent instance of wider collaboration between the two sides despite remaining differences.
Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties
Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Thailand Maritime Ties in the Headlines
January 03, 2018
Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Thailand Maritime Ties in the Headlines
The drills are a means both countries have been using to manage challenges within their strategic partnership.
Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Thailand Maritime Ties in the Headlines
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