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Tita Sanglee

Tita Sanglee

Tita Sanglee is a Diplomat columnist and independent analyst currently based in Thailand.

Tita Sanglee is a Diplomat columnist and independent analyst currently based in Thailand. Her commentaries focus on security/political issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia, and the region’s relations with the great powers. She also works in a family-owned business in the hospitality industry.

Tita holds a MA in War Studies from King’s College London, and a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol. She had previously interned at the Royal Thai Government House and worked as a research assistant.

Posts by Tita Sanglee
May 05, 2022

The Significance of the Long-Awaited Bangkok Gubernatorial Election

By Tita Sanglee
The outcome of the May 22 election will offer clues as to how Thais might vote in the next national polls.

April 21, 2022

Thailand’s New Deep South Airport: Dead on Arrival?

By Tita Sanglee
A new airport in Betong is supposed to spark development in Thailand's troubled south, but practical considerations limit its potential.
April 07, 2022

What the Drama Surrounding Thai Army TV Says About Thai Foreign Policy

By Tita Sanglee
Channel 5's coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war reflects the close relationship between Thailand's media and its foreign policy.

March 17, 2022

Thailand’s Shattered APEC Dream

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand was hoping for a repeat of its successful 2003 chairmanship of APEC before the Russia-Ukraine war threw its plans into disarray.

March 03, 2022

What Would Thailand’s Foreign Policy Look Like Under Pita Limjaroenrat’s Leadership?

By Tita Sanglee
The leader of the Move Forward Party has promised to move fundamental rights to the forefront of Thailand's foreign policy.

February 17, 2022

Who Is Thammanat Prompao, the Man Shaking up Thailand’s Ruling Coalition?

By Tita Sanglee
Despite being expelled from the Phalang Pracharat Party, the former deputy agriculture minister is creating headaches for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
February 03, 2022

Thailand-US-China Relations Amid the 2022 Cobra Gold Drill

By Tita Sanglee
Thailand's 2014 coup led to the erosion of relations with the U.S., but the balance of power is tilting back in the Washington's favor.

January 19, 2022

Revisiting Thailand’s Involvement in the Cambodian Conflict

By Tita Sanglee
The Cambodian leader's recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country's conflict in the late 1980s.

January 05, 2022

Prayut’s Popularity Plunges Further, But the Thai Public Can’t Name a Better Option

By Tita Sanglee
Despite boasting approval ratings of just 16 percent, the Thai prime minister's tenure seems set to drag on.

December 22, 2021

Explaining Thailand’s Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar

By Tita Sanglee
Shared borders and longstanding military ties underpin the country's cautious approach since the coup.

December 10, 2021

Is Thailand Ready for the Metaverse?

By Tita Sanglee
The next digital revolution carries great promise for the country and its people, but also great peril.
November 25, 2021

APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side

By Tita Sanglee
In the face of mounting domestic concerns, Thailand will have a hard time trying to smoothly run APEC meetings in 2022.

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