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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
June 06, 2023

AUKUS, Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific: Beyond Cyclical Perception Management?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A key question about the trilateral security agreement is how it will eventually fit within the broader regional security architecture.

June 05, 2023

Managing ASEAN’s Growing Myanmar Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The grouping faces rising pressure to tackle a new phase of an issue that has consumed it for decades.
March 03, 2023

Where Next for ASEAN-Japan Relations in a Changing Indo-Pacific?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides confront a challenging strategic context as they look to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations.

February 28, 2023

Broadening the US-Philippines Alliance: EDCA Sites Are Just the Beginning

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Widening the aperture of collaboration can help meet evolving needs and respond to a more competitive strategic environment.

October 25, 2022

What Took Place at the First ASEAN CBR Security Conference?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The first ADMM-Plus CBR conference of its kind spotlighted the challenges involved in managing chemical, biological and radiological threats.

October 24, 2022

What Lies Ahead for Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Trilateral Security Cooperation?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent engagement between the three nations shone a spotlight on the intraregional security dynamics in mainland Southeast Asia.
August 26, 2022

Southeast Asia and China’s Global Security Initiative: Between Rhetoric and Reality

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While China has begun integrating the GSI into its approach to Southeast Asia, it remains unclear how Beijing’s promises will translate into actions.

August 24, 2022

How Will Marcos Shape the US-Philippines Alliance within Manila’s Evolving Security Outlook?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trajectory of the alliance will be contingent upon the management of structural challenges, and how Manila keeps pace with changing regional and global realities.

June 09, 2022

Can the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet the Value Proposition Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
IPEF’s evolution and prospects will partly hinge on how U.S. and regional partners define its value add in an increasingly competitive landscape.

May 25, 2022

US-ASEAN Special Summit Spotlights Coming Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pursuit of an elevated partnership provides a valuable opportunity for both sides to shape an updated, shared agenda.

April 20, 2022

Old Challenges Loom Over Southern Thailand’s New Peace Talks  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Building on the recent successes of fresh negotiations will depend on both sides overcoming decades-old difficulties.
April 19, 2022

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Consider Expanding Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Ongoing efforts to further develop the minilateral mechanism bear close watching, despite lingering challenges.

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