Thailand's Policy Dilemmas Towards Indochina

Maisrikrod, Surin (1992) Thailand's Policy Dilemmas Towards Indochina. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 14 (3). pp. 287-300.

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Abstract

This article attempts to put into perspective significant turns, as well as critical issues, in Thailand's foreign policy towards the Indochinese states, particularly Vietnam. It argues that Thai foreign policy towards Indochina has always been a reaction to the in volvement of major powers ? first, the colonial powers, then the United States during the Vietnam War, and then China during the war in Cambodia. Given its intimate interests in the region, and its historical role on mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand, in the post-Cold War period, is trying to formulate a more independent policy towards its eastern neighbours, only to be faced with an increasingly complicated international environment. With more players and different agendas in Indochina, Bangkok's "traditional" role is likely to be marginalized.

Item ID: 76045
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1793-284X
Copyright Information: © 1992 ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute.
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 05:27
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440804 Defence studies @ 20%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440808 International relations @ 80%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2302 Government and politics > 230299 Government and politics not elsewhere classified @ 30%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230304 International political economy (excl. international trade) @ 70%
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