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Thai Sway on Paris more than Food

Opinions

Thai Sway on Paris more than Food

23 November 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It is almost impossible to convince the French that there are other cuisines in the whole wide world …

Thailand's High Stakes for APEC 2022

Opinions

Thailand's High Stakes for APEC 2022

09 November 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was happy to have a chat and a photo with US President Joe …

Boosting Human Rights in Thailand

Opinions

Boosting Human Rights in Thailand

19 October 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's human rights record will be the subject of global scrutiny on Nov 10. The members of …

Thailand's 'Next Normal' Vision at UN

Opinions

Thailand's 'Next Normal' Vision at UN

28 September 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: This year the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was quite exceptional because of its jam-packed agenda dealing …

Thailand Plans Cultural Centre in China

Opinions

Thailand Plans Cultural Centre in China

07 September 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Sixteen years after the idea was first broached, Thailand is planning to set up its first ever …

Can Thailand's vibrant media be self-regulated?

Opinions

Can Thailand's vibrant media be self-regulated?

06 July 2021

Media , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Exactly 24 years ago this week, some 40-plus publishers and editors from all over Thailand came together …

Thailand Tightens Information Law

Opinions

Thailand Tightens Information Law

25 May 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In September 1997 Thailand became the first country in ASEAN to enact a freedom of information law. …

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

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Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

09 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With the unexpected coup in Myanmar on Feb 1 and the ensuing violent clashes between protesters and …

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

02 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Several subjects were on the table last Wednesday when Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held talks with …

Thai-Aussie Ties are on Cloud Nine

Opinions

Thai-Aussie Ties are on Cloud Nine

23 February 2021

Australia , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On Feb 15, a historic milestone was achieved when Their Majesties the King and Queen visited the Australian …

The time is Right for Thailand to Join the CPTPP

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The time is Right for Thailand to Join the CPTPP

16 February 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: No more dillydallying. Thailand should join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Otherwise, the …

In the News

Thai, Myanmar People Protest in Bangkok

01 February 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in NHK on 1 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Concern over the political upheaval in Myanmar …

Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

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Thailand: In the Eye of the Coming Storm

26 January 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Last week, in his 229-word congratulatory message to US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha minced no …

In the News

Kavi Chongkittavorn on Thailand’s Coronavirus Vaccine Strategy

25 January 2021

COVID-19 , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Rappler on 25 January 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was interviewed. How is Thailand handling its vaccine …

Thailand's 'Make or Break' Jobs in 2021

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Thailand's 'Make or Break' Jobs in 2021

05 January 2021

Labour and Migration , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's future is now at the edge of a precipice due to the recent virus outbreak in Samut …

Vetting China's Diplomacy: A Thai View

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Vetting China's Diplomacy: A Thai View

15 December 2020

China , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Deciphering and understanding China's foreign policy postures and conduct is akin to walking into a maze. As the …

COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

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COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

20 October 2020

COVID-19 , Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The surging numbers of COVID-19 infections in Yangon and northern Myanmar over the past few weeks is putting …

Biden Win a Boon or Bane for Thailand?

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Biden Win a Boon or Bane for Thailand?

08 September 2020

Thailand , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: There are only nine weeks to go before Nov 3 when American voters decide on their new president. …

Thailand is not Ready for the CPTPP

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Thailand is not Ready for the CPTPP

25 August 2020

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In the foreseeable future, Thailand will be shying away from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific …

Thailand must Rethink Its Quarantine

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Thailand must Rethink Its Quarantine

11 August 2020

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's future might well be in danger if the government does not take urgent action to recalibrate its …

Thai-US Alliance Comes with New Twists

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Thai-US Alliance Comes with New Twists

14 July 2020

Thailand , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Before General James C McConville, the Chief of Staff of the US army, was able to sign the …

Engagement key to Sino-Thai Ties

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Engagement key to Sino-Thai Ties

07 July 2020

Thailand

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Gone are the days when policymakers could sit back and relax to watch Sino-Thai relations moving ahead in autopilot …

7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

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7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

23 June 2020

COVID-19 , Thailand

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: When the first coronavirus infection was detected on Jan 13, there were fears that Thailand would be the hardest …

Re-energising Thai-US relations

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Re-energising Thai-US relations

02 June 2020

Thailand , United States

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In the 12 weeks since Michael George DeSombre took up the post of US ambassador to Thailand, he has …

Repatriation of Thais needs ramping up

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Repatriation of Thais needs ramping up

12 May 2020

Thailand

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In recent weeks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has accelerated efforts to bring Thai citizens stranded overseas …

In the News

Thailand passes sustainability torch to Vietnam

06 November 2019

ASEAN , Thailand , Viet Nam

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 6 November 2019. The 8th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable, which organised by ERIA and Bangkok Post …

In the News

Tech disrupters key to regional trade

03 November 2019

ASEAN , Thailand , Trade

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 3 November 2019. ERIA's President, Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, was featured Asean nations must work …

In the News

ASEAN continues to promote trade facilitation

16 July 2019

Non-Tariff Measures , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Vietnam Plus on 16 July 2019. ERIA’s research activity on NTM was featured. The Asean Business Advisory Council …

In the News

Asean-BAC's non-tariff bid gains traction

16 July 2019

Non-Tariff Measures , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 16 July 2019. ERIA’s research activity on NTM was featured. The Asean Business Advisory Council …

In the News

Thailand sets its sights on larger LNG share

16 July 2019

Energy , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Petroleum Economist on 16 July 2019. ERIA’s research finding on energy was featured. Thailand's newly elected coalition government, …

In the News

Thailand revs up for summit

20 June 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 20 June 2019. ERIA’s study on ‘ASEAN Vision 2040’, was mentioned. With the first …

In the News

Thai chair and new branding of Asean

18 June 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 18June 2019. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, ERIA Senior Communications Advisor, is the author. Now …

In the News

‘Asean in 2040: Bolder and stronger?’

07 May 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 7 May 2019. ERIA’s new publication on ‘ASEAN Vision 2040’ was featured. When Asean was …

In the News

Unspoken challenges of Asean: Jakarta Post contributor

25 February 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in The Straits Times on 25 February 2019. Public Forum on “Thailand’s Asean Chair: Challenges Ahead’’, which organised by …

In the News

[OPINION] Thailand puts its spice in ASEAN 2019

23 February 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in RAPPLER on 23 February 2019. ERIA’s study on ‘ASEAN Vision 2040’, was mentioned in an opinion article titled: …

In the News

Unspoken challenges of ASEAN

21 February 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in The Jakarta Post on 21 February 2019. Public Forum on “Thailand’s Asean Chair: Challenges Ahead’’, which organised by …

Thailand as ASEAN Chair Will Focus on Sustainability of Things

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Thailand as ASEAN Chair Will Focus on Sustainability of Things

19 February 2019

ASEAN , Thailand

As the ASEAN Chair in 2019, Thailand would focus on Sustainability of Things (SOT), which means sustainability in all dimensions, said Dr Suriya Chindawongse, Director …

In the News

Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears

12 February 2019

ASEAN , ERIA , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in The Nation on 12 February 2019. Public Forum on “Thailand’s Asean Chair: Challenges Ahead’’, which organised by ERIA …

In the News

Asean industrial 4.0 plan first priority for Thailand

15 January 2019

ERIA , Industry and Manufacturing , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in The Nation on 15 January 2019. ERIA’s research activity was featured in the article. IN ITS FIRST move …

In the News

Thailand gets ready to take Asean chair

13 November 2018

ASEAN , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 13 November 2018. ERIA’s research project on the ASEAN Vision 2040 was mentioned in an …

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