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Three summits jointly boost centrality

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Three summits jointly boost centrality

22 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand with distinctive styles of leadership and diplomatic finesse have succeeded in performing the most …

Xi’s visit to Bangkok, East Wind Blowing

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Xi’s visit to Bangkok, East Wind Blowing

18 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand gladly welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping with three understandings at the forefront of its mind, namely that …

Setting aside a slip of the tongue, Biden performs well at summit

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Setting aside a slip of the tongue, Biden performs well at summit

15 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: President Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to the host “Cambodia” as “Colombia”, should be forgiven, because he performed very …

Significance of Vietnamese President Phúc’s visit

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Significance of Vietnamese President Phúc’s visit

13 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuân Phúc will become the first APEC leader to arrive in Bangkok and will be …

PM Hun Sen excels in global politics

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PM Hun Sen excels in global politics

11 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Who could have imagined that Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, or Prime Minister Hun Sen …

US midterms – Red ripples, but no tsunami

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US midterms – Red ripples, but no tsunami

10 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US President Joe Biden has benefitted from good Karma, because the outcome of the midterm elections on 8th …

From Climate Negotiations to Actions: Will COP27 Be a Turning Point?

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From Climate Negotiations to Actions: Will COP27 Be a Turning Point?

04 November 2022

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation: The UN climate conference known as COP 27 will convene in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on …

Thailand-Australia ties strengthen

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Thailand-Australia ties strengthen

03 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The visit of Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Bangkok early this week has boosted bilateral ties with …

India Has Become a Major Player in Low-Orbit Space

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India Has Become a Major Player in Low-Orbit Space

02 November 2022

Technology

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation: In a historic maiden commercial flight, an Indian government rocket successfully placed 36 satellites of …

It's time to mainstream the AOIP

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It's time to mainstream the AOIP

01 November 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: One of the top priorities that the Asean leaders have to vet and approve at the Asean-related summit …

Intellectual Property Rights: Key to Sustainability in Indonesia

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Intellectual Property Rights: Key to Sustainability in Indonesia

31 October 2022

Indonesia , Technology

By Michelle Chandra Kasih, Research Associate: Indonesians are increasingly aware of the need to develop in a more sustainable manner. In October 2022, the Jakarta …

ASEAN Foreign Ministers must not lose their way

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ASEAN Foreign Ministers must not lose their way

30 October 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Judging by the outcome of the special ASEAN foreign ministerial meeting in Jakarta on October 27th, the ASEAN …

Why Thailand abstained in UNGA vote

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Why Thailand abstained in UNGA vote

25 October 2022

Global , Security

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After Thailand abstained from voting at the UN General Assembly on Oct 12 before the 11th Emergency …

US plans for Indo-Pacific 'misguided'

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US plans for Indo-Pacific 'misguided'

18 October 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: To ensure a free, open, prosperous, and secure world, the United States must be the winner in the …

Aussie ties out of the woods, raring to go

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Aussie ties out of the woods, raring to go

27 September 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: 'Thais that bind: secret mission ends Aussie's torment," read the front page headline of The Australian on Nov …

Rising S Korea deepens ties with Asean

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Rising S Korea deepens ties with Asean

20 September 2022

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: To witness the dynamism of South Korea's rise and its relationship with Asean and each bloc member, it …

SE Asia to host big powers in November

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SE Asia to host big powers in November

13 September 2022

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: For a 10-day period in the second week of November, the world's attention will be focused singularly on …

Re-invigorating the International Trade System

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Re-invigorating the International Trade System

08 September 2022

Japan , Trade

By Prof Shujiro Urata, Senior Research Advisor to the President: The world faces unprecedented and difficult challenges, including US–China rivalry, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, …

PM Truss – be careful what you wish for

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PM Truss – be careful what you wish for

07 September 2022

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Now that Liz Truss has been elected by the Conservative Party to the helm of the United Kingdom, …

Thanks to Gorbachev, SE Asia Found Peace

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Thanks to Gorbachev, SE Asia Found Peace

06 September 2022

Global , Security

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Lest we forgot, President Mikhail Gorbachev was the Soviet leader who was the game changer in bringing an …

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