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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’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
July 06, 2018
What’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
The city-state’s new air defense system reached another milestone this week with the attainment of full operational capability status.
What’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
July 06, 2018
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
The engagement spotlights regional efforts to counter transnational challenges.
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
Vietnam-Malaysia Navy Ties in Focus With Bilateral Visit
July 05, 2018
Vietnam-Malaysia Navy Ties in Focus With Bilateral Visit
Both countries continue efforts to deepen defense ties during an important year.
Vietnam-Malaysia Navy Ties in Focus With Bilateral Visit
What’s Next for Singapore-France Relations in 2018?
July 03, 2018
What’s Next for Singapore-France Relations in 2018?
An upcoming visit provides both sides with an opportunity to further advance cooperation amid broader regional and global trends.
What’s Next for Singapore-France Relations in 2018?
What Does Mahathir’s Visit Mean for Indonesia-Malaysia Relations?
July 03, 2018
What Does Mahathir’s Visit Mean for Indonesia-Malaysia Relations?
The trip unsurprisingly saw some significant symbolism, but less in the way of substance.
What Does Mahathir’s Visit Mean for Indonesia-Malaysia Relations?
Why Vietnam’s First RIMPAC Participation Matters
July 02, 2018
Why Vietnam’s First RIMPAC Participation Matters
Hanoi’s inaugural participation in RIMPAC 2018 merits as much attention as Beijing’s exclusion.
Why Vietnam’s First RIMPAC Participation Matters
Challenges Ahead for Brunei’s Military as It Marks 57 Years
July 02, 2018
Challenges Ahead for Brunei’s Military as It Marks 57 Years
Anniversary comes amid lingering challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s defense.
Challenges Ahead for Brunei’s Military as It Marks 57 Years
The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?
June 29, 2018
The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?
A look at what lies ahead in the coming years on this front.
The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
June 29, 2018
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
Democracy in Southeast Asia seems to be in decline. How bad is the situation?
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
June 29, 2018
What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
A recent bilateral interaction put the growing maritime relations between the two countries in the spotlight.
What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
June 28, 2018
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
A recent step is testament to ongoing efforts by both sides to further develop ties in this domain.
Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
June 27, 2018
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
A closer look at recent reports that both sides have agreed to step up defense cooperation.
A New Thailand-Cambodia Military Boost?
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
June 26, 2018
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
A recent development has shed further light on a deepening military relationship.
New Drones Highlight Thailand-Israel Defense Cooperation
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
June 26, 2018
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
The new government is raising fresh concerns around an issue that has been under scrutiny.
Will Malaysia End Its Military Presence in Saudi Arabia?
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
June 26, 2018
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
The interaction came amid efforts by both sides to further advance relations in the maritime domain.
Naval Visit Highlights India-Indonesia Maritime Ties
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
June 25, 2018
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
A recently complicated deal is testament to the opportunities and challenges that remain for both sides in the defense realm.
Aircraft Delivery Puts Indonesia-Philippines Defense Cooperation in the Spotlight
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
June 25, 2018
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
Another round of Indo-Thai CORPAT took place this month.
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
June 23, 2018
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
Bangkok received the third SSJ100 earlier this week.
Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
June 21, 2018
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
Though Bangkok continues to look for ways to realize its ambitions on this front, several uncertainties remain.
What’s Next for Thailand’s Attack Helicopters Acquisition?
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
June 20, 2018
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
Beijing’s recent assistance once again spotlights the strengthening defense ties between the two countries.
Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
June 19, 2018
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Both sides continue to develop the defense aspect of their new comprehensive partnership.
Vietnam-Myanmar Military Relations in Focus with Defense Visit
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
June 19, 2018
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
Though little progress has been made to date, the idea continues to be in conversations by both sides.
Where Is the New Ukraine-Thailand Military Facility?
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
June 19, 2018
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
A closer look at potential developments between the two sides in this area.
More Japan Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Philippines?
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
June 18, 2018
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
Bangkok and Beijing continue to look for further opportunities to advance the security side of their relationship.
What’s Next for China-Thailand Defense Ties?
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