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The Trouble with Thailand 
September 23, 2019

The Trouble with Thailand 

By Chonthicha Jangrew
Despite this year’s “elections,” Thailand is no democracy.

Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip
July 10, 2019

Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip

By Ankit Panda
David R. Stilwell, the new U.S. assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, is off to the region in his first trip.
Thailand's Future After the Constitutional Referendum
August 27, 2016

Thailand's Future After the Constitutional Referendum

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss Thailand's new constitution and upcoming Asian summits.

 U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Investigated for Lèse Majesté
December 19, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Investigated for Lèse Majesté

By Joshua Kurlantzick
It is a move that does not augur well for U.S.-Thailand relations.

US Downgrades Thailand on Aviation Safety
December 02, 2015

US Downgrades Thailand on Aviation Safety

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Civil aviation body goes to Category 2 for the first time in nearly two decades.

Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?
October 18, 2015

Is the US Giving Myanmar a Free Pass?

By Hunter Marston
The U.S. can do better than to treat Myanmar’s democratic progress as “good enough.”

Does Thailand Really Want to Join the TPP?
September 16, 2015

Does Thailand Really Want to Join the TPP?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Bangkok is uttering maybes. But it is unclear if it can get to yes.
Did Thailand Just Approve a New US Aircraft Basing Request?
May 29, 2015

Did Thailand Just Approve a New US Aircraft Basing Request?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The answer is more complex than it appears.

Thailand Mulls New US Aircraft Basing Request
May 28, 2015

Thailand Mulls New US Aircraft Basing Request

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Washington wants to use Thai airports to base planes assisting in the ongoing migrant crisis.

US Nominates New Envoy to Thailand Amid Strained Ties
April 14, 2015

US Nominates New Envoy to Thailand Amid Strained Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move comes following a six month vacancy for the post.

The Rebalance in Southeast Asia: Not About Containment
February 27, 2015

The Rebalance in Southeast Asia: Not About Containment

By Carl Thayer
Far from trying to “contain” China, the U.S. is focusing on a wide array of initiatives with regional actors.
US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand
February 26, 2015

US, Japan Cautiously Rebuild Ties With Thailand

By Hana Rudolph
Concerned at rising Chinese influence since last year’s coup, the two countries adopt a pragmatic approach.

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