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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
October 06, 2022

Thailand’s APEC Misfortunes Continue

By Tita Sanglee
As it stands, neither U.S. President Joe Biden nor Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend next month's APEC Summit in Bangkok.

September 23, 2022

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election

By Tita Sanglee
The country's southern coastal provinces, once a stronghold of the Democrat Party, are once again up for grabs.
September 08, 2022

Thai-Saudi Relations: Eight Months After Rapprochement

By Tita Sanglee
The normalization of relations is consistent with Bangkok's desire to forge new partnerships with global middle powers.

August 25, 2022

Thailand, China, and the Revival of Falcon Strike

By Tita Sanglee
The timing of this month's joint exercise with the Chinese air force has placed the Thai government in an awkward position.

August 11, 2022

Thailand’s Awkward Pursuit of American F-35As

By Tita Sanglee
The Royal Thai Air Force is bent on acquiring the state-of-the-art U.S. stealth fighter. But is it worth the cost and effort?

July 29, 2022

Key Takeaways From Thailand’s Latest Vote of Confidence Battle

By Tita Sanglee
The vote gave several hints about the likely direction of Thai politics ahead of next year's general election.
July 13, 2022

Thailand’s Vanishing Regional Leadership

By Tita Sanglee
During the Cold War, the country played a central role in regional diplomacy, but in recent years its activism has waned.

June 16, 2022

Thailand’s Bhumjaithai Party: The Dark Horse

By Tita Sanglee
Despite not running candidates in this year's by-elections, Anutin Charnivakul's party is quietly gathering political momentum.

June 02, 2022

India is the Key to Boosting Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Recovery

By Tita Sanglee
The country is already leading the recovery of the tourism industry, but there are many more areas of untapped potential.

May 19, 2022

Thailand’s Evolving Defense Relations With Japan

By Tita Sanglee
For years, Japan and Thailand have enjoyed close relations in all areas bar one: defense. That is beginning to change.

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.

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