Associate Professor, International Relations; Associate Dean, International Affairs, Faculty of Political Science – Thammasat University
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The bamboo breaks: Thailand's diplomatic challenge
Despite Thailand’s status as America’s “oldest ally” in Asia, a combination of external and internal forces has been drawing Bangkok closer to Beijing. Jittapat Poonkham argues that for Thailand to retain its autonomy, a new activist foreign policy model is necessary in which it exercises greater leadership through regional diplomatic innovation and advocacy.