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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
January 18, 2023

Thailand’s Space Age in the Making

By Tita Sanglee
The country is committing significant amounts of resources toward becoming the space hub of Southeast Asia. Is it worth it?

December 22, 2022

Thailand Rethinks the Teaching of History

By Tita Sanglee
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has spearheaded changes that will see history taught as a standalone core subject from 2024.
December 08, 2022

Thai Political Parties: No Eternal Allies, No Perpetual Enemies

By Tita Sanglee
The country's political landscape is in a state of high flux as it moves toward next year's general election.

November 18, 2022

A New Era of Thailand-France Relations?

By Tita Sanglee
The two nations, which share a troubled history, find themselves in increasing alignment on the pressing strategic questions of the day.

November 03, 2022

Thailand’s Monkish Politics in the Spotlight

By Tita Sanglee
As Thailand moves toward elections due next year, the opposition Move Forward Party has unveiled a policy to enfranchise the country's Buddhist monks.

October 21, 2022

China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Policy: An Economic Nightmare for Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
Try as it might, the Thai government has been unable to fill the gaping hole left by millions of absent Chinese tourists.
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.

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