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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
April 04, 2024

From Cribs to Cabinets: The Apparent Surge of ‘Nepo Babies’ in Thai Politics

By Tita Sanglee
The country has long been governed by a galaxy of interconnected political clans.

March 20, 2024

How Thailand’s ‘One of a Kind’ Defense Minister Will Be Remembered

By Tita Sanglee
Unlike like most past defense chiefs, Sutin Klungsang is a civilian politician with virtually no experience in security matters.
February 26, 2024

Thaksin and Move Forward: Downplaying Their Problems?

By Tita Sanglee
The controversial release of the former prime minister has presented the progressive MFP with a political opportunity.

January 29, 2024

Reviewing Thailand-Germany Ties in Light of President Steinmeier’s Visit

By Tita Sanglee
While relations have developed in a low key manner, the two nations share more than a little in common.

December 22, 2023

Thailand’s Quiet Pivot to the Maritime Sphere

By Tita Sanglee
In 2023, the government published several documents detailing the steps necessary to enhance the country's maritime governance.

November 22, 2023

It Is Time For the Thai Authorities to Step Up Their Strategic Communication

By Tita Sanglee
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's first few months in office have been marred by a series of avoidable missteps.
October 30, 2023

Thailand’s Overlooked ‘Misstep’ in the Israel-Gaza War

By Tita Sanglee
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's response to the hostage crisis has laid bare the lack of security and foreign policy expertise in his cabinet.

September 27, 2023

Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Upgrade and Implications for Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
Should it eventuate, a Chinese naval presence on the Gulf of Thailand would place the country in a tricky position.

August 29, 2023

Thailand’s New Prime Minister: The Parliamentary Vote and the Aftermath

By Tita Sanglee
Srettha Thavisin's confirmation as the country's PM was not a surprise, but the August 22 vote in Parliament offered some signs of where Thai politics might be heading.

July 26, 2023

Thailand’s Democrat Party: Gone and Almost Forgotten?

By Tita Sanglee
Formerly a bastion of conservative Thai politics, the rudderless party has been excluded from talks aimed at forming the next government.

June 26, 2023

Cracks Are Appearing in Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Coalition

By Tita Sanglee
Beneath a facade of unity, the country's two main opposition parties continue to jostle for advantage.
May 22, 2023

Why Did Thailand’s Move Forward Party Win Big in Phuket?

By Tita Sanglee
The island, a traditional stronghold of conservative and military-aligned parties, has fallen to Pita Limjaroenrat's orange wave.

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