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Thailand Confirms Former Career Diplomat as New Foreign Minister

Thailand Confirms Former Career Diplomat as New Foreign Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Maris Sangiampongsa, a former ambassador to Australia, Fiji, and Nepal, will replace the outgoing foreign minister, who resigned unexpectedly over the weekend.

Thai Foreign Minister Steps Down, Leaving Myanmar Policy in Limbo

Thai Foreign Minister Steps Down, Leaving Myanmar Policy in Limbo

By Sebastian Strangio
The unexpected resignation comes at a time when the Thai policy toward its troubled neighbor remains in flux.
Thailand’s Bid for a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council is Poorly Timed

Thailand’s Bid for a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council is Poorly Timed

By Mark S. Cogan
The diplomatic push has not been matched by sufficient improvements in the country's own human rights record.

Thailand’s New Government Rebalances Its Relationship With China

Thailand’s New Government Rebalances Its Relationship With China

By Tommy Walker
While relations between Bangkok and Beijing remain warm, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is pursuing a more diversified foreign policy.

How Will Thailand’s Foreign Policy Shift Under Srettha Thavisin?

How Will Thailand’s Foreign Policy Shift Under Srettha Thavisin?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country's traditional diplomatic finesse has been tested by domestic political upheaval and the rapidly shifting global strategic landscape.

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

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.

A Bad Idea Revisited: Thailand Pitches Prayut’s ‘Land Bridge’ to Beijing

A Bad Idea Revisited: Thailand Pitches Prayut’s ‘Land Bridge’ to Beijing

By Mark S. Cogan
The costly infrastructure project would damage the environment and create an unhealthy economic dependence on China.
Srettha’s First Foreign Policy Mistake: Passing on the ASEAN Summit

Srettha’s First Foreign Policy Mistake: Passing on the ASEAN Summit

By Mark S. Cogan
Thailand's new prime minister prioritized domestic political duties over attending to the troubled regional organization.

Whatever the Outcome of Its Election, Thailand’s Foreign Policy Needs a Reset

Whatever the Outcome of Its Election, Thailand’s Foreign Policy Needs a Reset

By Sek Sophal
Since the 2014 coup, the country's international activities have been conservative and narrowly conceived.

A New Era of Thailand-France Relations?

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.

Why Did Thailand Abstain on This Week’s UN Vote on Ukraine?

Why Did Thailand Abstain on This Week’s UN Vote on Ukraine?

By Sebastian Strangio
On the same day as the vote, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed his attendance at next month's APEC Summit in Bangkok.
Thai-Saudi Relations: Eight Months After Rapprochement

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.

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