Pages, tagged as «Thailand»

The current situation and prospects for Southeast Asia in 2018

The upcoming national elections in a number of countries in the region in 2018 and 2019 would influence the political landscape of South-East Asia, RISS expert Irina Komissina said. In her opinion, the past year turned out to be turbulent for Southeast Asia due to a number of significant events in the region. They are: crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State which caused a significant flow of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh; attack of ISIS on the Philippine City of Marawi; rise of religious tensions in Indonesia, demonstrated the growing influence of conservative and Islamist groups; the death of Thai King Rama IX; and the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Delegation of the Royal Thai Armed Forces visits RISS

A representative delegation of the Strategic Studies Center of the National Institute for Defense Studies of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Supreme Command Headquarters headed by Lieutenant General Surasit Tanadtang, Deputy Institute Director, Head of Center, visited RISS on July 12, 2016.