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Events in Myawaddy Prove That a Change in Thai Foreign Policy is Needed

Events in Myawaddy Prove That a Change in Thai Foreign Policy is Needed

By Alexis Turek
Thailand can – and should – be playing a more active role in mediating the Myanmar's expanding conflict.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The former leader met officials from the opposition National Unity Government and a number of ethnic armed groups during recent trips to northern Thailand.
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.

Life Along the Thai-Myanmar Frontier

Life Along the Thai-Myanmar Frontier

By Luke Hunt
The border town of Myawaddy has now fallen and ethnic rebels want negotiations with the Thai government.

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

Thailand Ready to Accept 100,000 Refugees, Foreign Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The impending fall of the border town of Myawaddy to ethnic Karen rebels has raised fears of junta air attacks that could drive thousands of civilians into Thailand.

Thailand Sends First Aid Shipment to Myanmar Along Controversial Humanitarian Corridor

Thailand Sends First Aid Shipment to Myanmar Along Controversial Humanitarian Corridor

By Sebastian Strangio
Critics say that the military junta's involvement in the aid program will prevent the assistance from reaching many of those most in need.
New Myanmar Aid Corridor Aimed at Opening Dialogue, Thai Official Says

New Myanmar Aid Corridor Aimed at Opening Dialogue, Thai Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite a marked shift in the country's approach to its war-torn neighbor, a comprehensive political dialogue is unlikely – at least for now.

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar

By Brian Wong and Tidarat Yingcharoen
The case for proactive, multilateral, pro-peace diplomacy.

Thai FM Says He Met With Aung San Suu Kyi on Secret Myanmar Mission

Thai FM Says He Met With Aung San Suu Kyi on Secret Myanmar Mission

By Sebastian Strangio
Don Pramudwinai reportedly described the secret meeting as a breakthrough. It is more accurate to view it as a setback.

Thailand Under Fire For Brokering ‘Informal’ Meeting on Myanmar

Thailand Under Fire For Brokering ‘Informal’ Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Key ASEAN member states, including current chair Indonesia, will skip the talks, which are intended to "fully re-engage" Myanmar's military government.
Thailand Cuts Power Supply to Criminal Hub After Request From Military Junta

Thailand Cuts Power Supply to Criminal Hub After Request From Military Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The military's move to cut off power to Shwe Kokko, a center of scam operations and online gambling, follows pressure from high-ranking Chinese officials.

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