Thai Foreign Policy Under Srettha Thavisin: Continuity, Change and Challenges


About the Webinar

This webinar examines the evolving dynamics of Thailand’s foreign policy under the leadership of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the Pheu Thai coalition government. Now in its seventh month in power, the 11-party coalition confronts the challenge of balancing between maintaining policy continuity and introducing changes in response to current geopolitical shifts. The discussion will probe the nature of continuity and change in Thailand’s international relations, focusing on policies affecting the country’s strategic positioning against the backdrop of major power rivalries and regional challenges, specifically the crisis in Myanmar. The webinar will also address domestic challenges that could potentially disrupt or shape the trajectory of Thailand’s foreign policy, underscoring the impact of internal political dynamics, economic pressures, and societal expectations on the country’s international stance.

About the Speakers

Pinitbhand Paribatra is Associate Professor and the head of the International Affairs Department at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University. His research interests include foreign policy analysis, conflict prevention, and democratization, with a focus on Thailand, Myanmar and ASEAN.

Chanintira na Thalang is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. Her research interests include Thailand’s foreign affairs, Global IR, ethnic conflicts and security in Southeast Asia. She has authored several books in Thai and contributed to English-language journals, such as International Affairs, Nations and Nationalism, Asian Survey, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Current Southeast Asia, the Australian Journal of International Affairs and Asian Ethnicity. She recently co-edited International Relations as a Discipline in Thailand: theory and practice with Routledge in 2019 and two special issues in The Pacific Review and Contemporary Southeast Asia in 2022.


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Mar 19 2024


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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