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Q&As: Thailand

October 2017

The Role for Hydropower in the Greater Mekong Subregion’s Power Sector

Policy Q&A

Brian Eyler and Courtney Weatherby of the Stimson Center explain the complexities of the region's power sector as countries with growing economies are turning to the Mekong River to power their growing ecohnomies and expand energy access.

December 2015

ASEAN Economic Community Prepares for December Launch


In advance of the December 31, 2015, launch of the ASEAN Economic Community by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Rachel Wagley (NBR) looks at the obstacles to full integration that Southeast Asia still faces.

January 2015

The Road Back to Democracy in Thailand


The Thai military government’s consolidation of power and crackdown on political expression are preempting a crucial national dialogue on the country’s approach to democracy. The military government is gambling on the Thai people’s willingness to surrender their basic rights for an undefined political future.

November 2014

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Policy Q&A

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power

October 2013

New Commitment to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea?


In September, ASEAN and China commenced formal consultations to establish a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. In this commentary, Carlyle A. Thayer reviews recent developments and assesses the prospects for this complex set of consultations.

November 2011

U.S. Joins East Asia Summit: Implications for Regional Cooperation

Policy Q&A

Following the APEC and ASEAN meetings, the 2012 East Asia Summit provides opportunity to advance regional cooperation. In an interview with NBR, NARP scholar Anne Marie Murphy describes the EAS agenda, implications for host-country Indonesia, and the significance of formally including the United States for the first time.

July 2011

Thailand's July Election: Understanding the Outcome

Policy Q&A

What are the implications of the Pheu Thai party victory for Thai domestic political stability, Bangkok’s relations with its neighbors, and the United States-Thailand alliance? Catharin Dalpino, the principal investigator for NBR’s “U.S.-Thailand Alliance: Reinvigorating the Partnership” project, offers insights on the election outcome in this interview with NBR.

June 2011

Thailand’s New National Vaccine Strategy: Building Capacity, Accelerating Production

Health Q&A

As a follow-up to the 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines, this interview with Summit participant Dr. Yot Teerawattananon (Thailand’s Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program) is part of a series of interviews on the latest developments and current issues facing the global vaccines and immunization field.


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