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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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