Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations



➽ [Download] ✤ Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations By Emma Chanlett-avery ➲ – E17streets4all.co.uk US Thailand relations are of interest to Congress because of Thailand s status as a long time military ally and a significant trade and economic partner For many years, Thailand was also seen as a mod US Thailand relations are of interest and U.S. PDF/EPUB é to Congress because of Thailand s status as a long time military ally and a significant trade and economic partner For many years, Thailand was also seen as a model Thailand: Background PDF/EPUB or of stable democracy in Southeast Asia, although this image, along with US relations, have been complicated by deep political and economic instability in the wake of a Septembercoup that displaced Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a popular but Background and U.S. PDF/EPUB À divisive figure who remains a flashpoint for many divisions within Thailand In recent years, Thai politics have been dominated by rivalries between populist forces led by Thaksin now in exile and his opponents, a mix of conservative royalists and military figures, and other Bangkok elites Despite his exile, pro Thaksin political parties have won the three nationwide elections since his ouster, and the current government is led by his younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra Mass movements both supporting and opposing Thaksin have staged vigorous demonstrations, including protests inthat spilled over to riots in Bangkok and other cities, causing the worst street violence in Thailand in decades Large scale anti Thaksin demonstrations in November and Decemberforced Prime Minister Yingluck to dissolve Parliament and call for nationwide elections in FebruaryMany analysts believe traditional Thai elites particularly the military s top brass and many prominent royalist figures remain deeply opposed to Thaksin and any indication that he might seek to return to a political role in Thailand But Thaksin and Yingluck have considerable support in the country s poorer regions, stemming from programs Thaksin pursued during his rule from to provide rural healthcare and other benefits, which have continued under Yingluck Thaksin s ouster has brought out divisions that had been emerging for years between the growing middle class and the poorer rural population Risks are heightened by uncertainty about the health of Thailand s widely revered King Bhumiphol Adulyadej, who isand has been hospitalized for much of the past four years Despite past differences on Burma policy and human rights issues, shared economic and security interests have long provided the basis for US Thai cooperation Thailand contributed troops and support for US military operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq and was designated as a major non NATO ally in DecemberThailand s airfields and ports play a particularly important role in US global military strategy, including having served as the primary hub of the relief effort following theIndian Ocean tsunami and theCyclone Nargis in Burma In , Thailand was the th largest goods trading partner of the United States, with overbillion in two way trade, and the United States is Thailand s largest export market Although the alliance itself does not appear to be fundamentally shaken by Thailand s political events of the past few years, Bangkok s reliability as a partner, and its ability to be a regional leader, are uncertain Successive Thai governments have also been unable to stem violence by insurgents in the southern majority Muslim provinces Under the Obama Administration, the United States has prioritized engagement with Southeast Asia and a broader strategic rebalancing towards the Asia Pacific, but many observers argue that broad new initiatives with Thailand have been notably lacking With its favorable geographic location and broad based economy, Thailand has traditionally been considered among the most likely countries to play a major leadership role in the region But growing US engagement with other allies and partners such as the Philippines and Singapore, and Thailand s domestic problems appear to have dimmed the prominence of the US.Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

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  • 37 pages
  • Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations
  • Emma Chanlett-avery
  • English
  • 14 January 2018

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