With the US under Biden looking for allies in its stand against China, strategic clarity is needed in Bangkok if Thailand is not to become a pawn in the new great game.
Observers are wary of the potential for debt-enslavement that comes with getting into bed with China.
Unclear laws and arbitrary language have allowed the government to suppress dissent, moving the march for human rights backwards.
Grandparents’ dreams and nightmares are always present for all parties involved in Naypyitaw talks.
Americans are learning what happens when a large part of the population loses confidence in the political system—something other countries understand all too well.
The political failures and media distortion that led to the current crisis in the US are challenges facing all countries with a democratic process.
Just months after India’s top general visited Naypyitaw, NSCN (K) veteran Niki Sumi has returned to India from Sagaing and is reportedly engaging with the peace process.
Friendship evolving into suspicion and mistrust on both sides of the border.
Thais won’t be safe until migrant workers are safe. Guarantees that nobody will be detained when they report for testing, regardless of work status, are a good start.
Thailand should include all migrant workers, both registered and unregistered informal workers, in the country's social protection policies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assertive ‘New Era’ initiative raises serious questions for all the nations of Southeast Asia.
Trained in Myanmar and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, Northeast India’s ‘most wanted’ rebel bids a farewell to arms to take care of ailing wife.
Historical links between India’s northeast and Myanmar provide an opportunity for greater trade and development.
Understanding these eight points about Thailand’s geopolitical strategy will help the Biden administration achieve its aims in the Indo-Pacific region.
A farmer group hopes its “safe food” pilot can introduce the benefits of organic produce to Myanmar’s consumers.