Thailand

YOLO: Insights from Thailand

How do the religious worldviews of senior officials shape the strategic thinking of Thailand’s up-and-coming leaders? Professor John Blaxland combs the data from a years-long project on religion and Thai politics for insights.

Tenets of Thailand’s ASEAN engagement

ASEAN member states have different perspectives on the significance of the grouping. As one of the founder member states, the second largest economy and a leading state within ASEAN, Thailand’s view is important.

Studying Southeast Asia's Security Choices

Over the 2019 winter break, 16 ANU students embarked on a one-of-a-kind mobility course- the inaugural STST2020: Southeast Asia’s Security Choices.

Thai Military Power

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.

Why is this?

Economic imperatives warm Thai–Cambodian ties

Greg Raymond talks about the Thai-Cambodian economic relations.

Life after the Bangkok blast

The slaughter of innocent people in Bangkok last week was a shocking event. But its immediate political and social implications are probably limited.

Subplots in Thailand’s submarine setback

n June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion). But by mid-July, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon stated that the proposal would be deferred and subject to further review.

Thai–Cambodia relations one year after the ICJ judgement

11 November 2014 marks the first anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) reinterpretation of its judgement dispute. The ICJ’s decision on 18 July 2011 to reconsider its 1962 ruling ended a three year armed border conflict, from 2008 to 2011, over the area around the temple.

Is Thailand arming civilians in the south? Not quite

Concerns were raised about the distribution of weapons to civilian volunteers in Thailand's southern border provinces. While these concerns are valid, it is important to understand that the distribution of weapons does not necessarily represent a significant escalation

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