Trump Southeast Asia

August 26, 2019

Why the First US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the broader significance of the holding of long-mulled drills.

July 18, 2019

US-Myanmar Policy Under Trump in the Spotlight With New Sanctions

By Prashanth Parameswaran
New measures announced this week have spotlighted the Trump administration’s approach toward Naypyidaw.
June 05, 2019

The Future of US-Indonesia Military Ties in Focus With Defense Secretary Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent interaction spotlighted efforts to deepen defense sides between the two sides despite the challenges that remain.

May 20, 2019

US-Thailand Alliance in the Spotlight with New Combat Vehicle Deal

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development comes as both sides continue to manage opportunities and challenges in their broader relationship.

March 13, 2019

Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Washington's new commitment clarity may be significant, the broader and longer-term challenges of alliance management remain.

December 07, 2018

Strengthening the US-Thailand Alliance for an Indo-Pacific Future

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Beyond managing challenges, both sides can seize opportunities to reinforce an important relationship amid broader strategic trends.
October 17, 2018

What Does Mattis’ Visit Reveal About US-Vietnam Defense Ties Under Trump?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trip had both symbolic and substantive significance for the relationship despite lingering concerns.

June 05, 2018

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenge in the Spotlight at 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The administration needs to address key challenges to make its new strategic approach succeed.

May 24, 2018

Indonesia’s New Attack Helicopters Put Spotlight on US-Indonesia Defense Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The two sides held a ceremony last week to commemorate another completed delivery of military equipment.

February 06, 2018

What Does US Participation at the Singapore Airshow Reveal About Trump’s Asia Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what an uptick in American involvement at the event signals about the administration’s approach.

January 31, 2018

What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
This year’s drills will be closely watched for what it says about the US-Thailand alliance and Thailand itself.
January 24, 2018

What’s Next for US-Indonesia Defense Relations Under Trump?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the opportunities and challenges for security ties.

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