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Thai-Saudi Relations: Eight Months After Rapprochement
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.

Thailand’s Vanishing Regional Leadership
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.
Thai Foreign Ministry Appoints Special Envoy for Myanmar Issues
April 28, 2022

Thai Foreign Ministry Appoints Special Envoy for Myanmar Issues

By Sebastian Strangio
The appointment of Pornpimol Kanchanalak will relieve pressure on the Foreign Ministry, but there is no indication it marks a shift in the country's approach to the Myanmar crisis.

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

Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Dance Between the Major Powers
September 09, 2020

Thailand’s Post-Pandemic Dance Between the Major Powers

By Daniele Carminati
As the threat of COVID-19 fades, Thailand will face tough choices in its regional and international alignments.

Thailand-Russia Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Ministers Meeting
February 12, 2019

Thailand-Russia Security Ties in the Headlines With Foreign Ministers Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent interaction by the two countries highlighted some of the ongoing and potential defense cooperation between them.

Thailand’s ASEAN Chair Challenge in 2019
November 29, 2018

Thailand’s ASEAN Chair Challenge in 2019

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Thailand has been among the grouping’s biggest champions historically, it will have a lot on its plate when it takes the helm next year.
Thailand’s Engagement With Africa
February 28, 2018

Thailand’s Engagement With Africa

By Istvan Tarrosy
Yet another “unusual suspect” is intensifying relations with African countries. How far can it go?

What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?
January 31, 2018

What Will the 2018 Cobra Gold Military Exercises in Thailand Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
This year’s drills will be closely watched for what it says about the US-Thailand alliance and Thailand itself.

What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?
January 05, 2018

What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Old alliance dynamics are at work in a new controversy.

Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Thailand Maritime Ties in the Headlines
January 03, 2018

Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Thailand Maritime Ties in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The drills are a means both countries have been using to manage challenges within their strategic partnership.
What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?
September 21, 2017

What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A new defense pact inked by the two sides deserves attention despite the few details that have emerged publicly so far.

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