Thailand Pivoting Towards China, Under Junta Rule

Thailand Pivoting Towards China, Under Junta Rule

. . BANGKOK – Historically, Thailand has been one of Washington’s staunchest military allies in Southeast Asia and could have expected to see that relationship blossom under US President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia. But the May 2014 coup, the second in the last decade, and the junta’s subsequent rights crackdown has strained those ties. […]