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Prashanth Parameswaran

Prashanth Parameswaran

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran is a Senior Columnist at The Diplomat and a fellow at the Wilson Center’s Asia Program.

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran is a Senior Columnist at The Diplomat and a fellow at the Wilson Center’s Asia Program.

A political scientist by training, Dr. Parameswaran’s research and analysis focuses on Southeast Asian political and security issues, Asian defense affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. He has held roles linked to think tanks, media, business, and government in the United States and in the Asia-Pacific.

Dr. Parameswaran has conducted grant-based field research across the region, consulted for companies and governments, taught courses affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State, and authored policy reports, journal articles, and book chapters on Asian affairs. His research and commentary have been published widely in the United States and across the region in leading publications and journals including CNN, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, Asia Policy, and Contemporary Southeast Asia.

Dr. Parameswaran holds a Ph.D. and an MA focused on international relations, international business, and U.S. foreign policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in foreign affairs and peace and conflict studies from the University of Virginia.

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Posts by Prashanth Parameswaran
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April 30, 2020

COVID-19 and Risk Analysis: Look Beyond the Black Swan Talk

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The focus on “black swan” terminology detracts from the argument’s more sobering realities for risk analysis and prediction.
April 22, 2020

How Could COVID-19 Reshape Asia’s Digital Landscape?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at how the coronavirus could affect opportunities and challenges in the region’s digital domain.

April 17, 2020

The South China Sea in 2020: What to Watch

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An interview with Greg Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS.

April 14, 2020

Malaysian Politics Under the New Perikatan Nasional Government

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on Malaysia’s trajectory after the sudden collapse of the Pakatan Harapan coalition and the rise of the new Perikatan Nasional government.

April 14, 2020

New Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioning Puts Philippines Coast Guard in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Earlier this week, Manila officially commissioned another key vessel into the PCG’s fleet.
April 14, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Impact Timor-Leste’s Politics?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While it is still early days, the global coronavirus pandemic could end up shaping the country’s political and economic future in important ways.

April 13, 2020

How Will Thailand’s Future Military Planning Shift Amid its Coronavirus Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at suggestions that COVID-19 could affect the country’s future defense outlook.
April 13, 2020

Cambodia’s COVID-19 Response in the Headlines with New State of Emergency

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the passing of the legislation that had generated controversy since it had begun to be floated.

April 08, 2020

What’s Next for US-ASEAN Cooperation Amid the Global Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at how both sides may look to advance collaboration amid the global pandemic.

April 08, 2020

New Coronavirus Assistance Highlights Vietnam-EU Relations Amid COVID-19

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The recent round of assistance highlighted an aspect of ties amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

April 07, 2020

Philippine Navy’s Coronavirus Challenge in the Headlines With Postponed International Engagements

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The decision illustrates COVID-19’s impact on the service and its external engagement.  
April 07, 2020

Repatriation Challenge Puts Malaysia-Singapore Relations Amid COVID-19 into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
There has been a heightened focus on the issue of the return of Malaysian workers back home as both countries confront the coronavirus challenge.

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