Pongphisoot Busbarat

Dr Pongphisoot Busbarat is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, Chulalongkorn University. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Thailand Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Pongphisoot Busbarat (2)

ASEAN’s Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Pongphisoot Busbarat|Richard Javad Heydarian|Hoang Thi Ha|Shafiah F. Muhibat|Bich Tran

ASEANFocus invites experts to assess ASEAN’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific and how the region can advance its role in shaping the regional architecture amid the shift in the geopolitical landscape.

Why was Thailand’s Prime Minister Absent in the Belt and Road Initiative Summit?

Pongphisoot Busbarat

Thailand's perceived marginalisation from China's high-profile Belt and Road Initiative Summit has been attributed to problems in the Sino-Thai high-speed railway project and the Thai Prime Minister's acceptance of the US President's invitation to visit the White House. The diplomatic snub suggests that Southeast Asian states need a more careful hedging strategy to deal with China.