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    US, Thailand plan Cobra Gold 2018

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 19/10/2017

    » Thailand and the US will launch the next Cobra Gold drill, the biggest annual multilateral military exercise in the Asia-Pacific, on Feb 13-23 next year, with 29 participating countries and more than 12,000 military personnel, according to the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTAF) headquarters.

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    US Navy sails in for Cobra Gold exercises

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 07/02/2018

    » US Navy ships have arrived in Chon Buri's Sattahip district for the 37th annual Cobra Gold military exercise which will kick off next week.

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    More nations to take part in Cobra Gold

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Many more countries have expressed interest in taking part in the multinational Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand this year, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan says.

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    Myanmar army rebuked, but invited to Cobra Gold 2018

    Reuters, Published on 24/12/2017

    » WASHINGTON: The Myanmar military, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, has been invited back to the 2018 Cobra Gold war games in Thailand.

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    Cobra Gold 2018: No more cheap talk, just action

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 06/02/2018

    » The Cobra Gold multilateral military exercise is a barometer of how strong the Thai-US security commitment is despite several hiccups in recent years. Thailand's strategic role and value cannot be underestimated, especially at this pivotal juncture with the fluid security landscape of the region. After nearly a decade of inertia, the Thai and US administrations are gradually fine-tuning their wave-lengths and meeting mutual security needs.

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    Festival of death

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Re: "Songkran break grows to 5 days", (BP, Feb 28).

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    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

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    Post-poll policy: Dynamic continuity

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 26/03/2019

    » Speculation is rife about imminent changes in Thailand's diplomatic direction after five years of military-ruled guidance. Political pundits and campaigners ahead of the polls last week also sent out strong signals that they expect a new cabinet in Government House with new policies. One of the casualties would be Thai-Chinese ties, which have progressed and strengthened without waveringly over the past five years. However, the outcome of Sunday's election indicates that whichever parties form the next civilian government, there will be little effect on the country's foreign relations or the current Asean chair. Indeed, Thailand's foreign policy will become more dynamic with continuity.

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    A bad week

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 25/02/2018

    » Bad week for the military regime. The antediluvians in green absorbed punishment from foreigners galore. Worse, at home, protesters judged to be disloyal Thais went on the streets. And after three years, eight months and some days, the courts put on their steel-toed boots and confronted the regime's rules.

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    China competes with US for weapons sales to Thailand

    Bloomberg News, Published on 03/12/2019

    » SINGAPORE: When signing a vision statement with the US last month, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha quietly sat as Pentagon chief Mark Esper touted the commitment of an old ally at a time of “external coercion and intimidation” in Asia -- a clear reference to China.

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