Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3

Thailand (/ˈtlænd/ TY-land or /ˈtlənd/ TY-lənd;Thai: ประเทศไทย, rtgs: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs: Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.

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Taking the long view

Manila Standard Today 24 Jun 2019
This economic cooperation constrains the extent of anti-China unity on maritime issues that we might otherwise expect from our ASEAN neighbors ... Sideline meetings with the leaders of Thailand and Indonesia—two neighbors with similar maritime concerns—were also on his agenda....

Protectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pact

This is Money 23 Jun 2019
Thailand's premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism on Sunday at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders where the fallout from the US-China tariff war has dominated talks ... "The winds of protectionism are hurting our multilateral trading system," Thailand's junta leader-turned-premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Sunday....

Palace, DFA clash over joint probe of boat ramming

Manila Standard Today 21 Jun 2019
In a speech during the oath-taking of his youngest son, Davao City Vice Mayor-elect Sebastian Duterte, the Chief Executive said he would discuss “lengthily” with other Southeast Asian leaders China’s maritime claim over the South China Sea during the ASEAN Summit in Thailand....

Asean Summit not the best venue for 'maritime incident'

Sun Star 18 Jun 2019
A FOREIGN affairs official said Tuesday, June 18, that the Asean Summit in Thailand would not be the best venue to discuss the Recto Bank "maritime incident" that left 22 Filipino fishermen in distress at sea ... The President, whose foreign policy favors China, has downplayed the issue, calling it a mere "maritime incident."....

US seeks ‘full accountability’

Manila Standard Today 18 Jun 2019
... days then called it a “maritime incident.” Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West, meanwhile, said the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Thailand on June 22 and 23 might not be the best venue to raise the latest maritime incident....

Mermaid Maritime enters $65 million loan agreement

Offshore Energy Today 14 Jun 2019
A subsidiary of offshore vessel provider Mermaid Maritime has entered into a $65 million loan facility agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Thailand (Exim) ... ....

An ocean of neighbours

Indian Express 06 Jun 2019
In both the east and the west, India’s own island territories — the Andaman and Lakshadweep — have a critical role in reshaping our maritime neighbourhood ... Maps of the neighbourhood, those of the Foreign Office, barely showed countries like Myanmar, Thailand, or Indonesia with whom India shared land and/or maritime boundaries....

U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy Report 2019: Military presence to secure ‘Homeland’

Asian Tribune 06 Jun 2019
MSI authorizes the provision of training, equipment, supplies, and small-scale construction to the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to enhance their ability to “sense, share, and contribute” to maritime security and MDA; to create a ......

USS Blue Ridge, the 7th Fleet’s flagship, is back home after four months at sea

Stars and Stripes 31 May 2019
With each port visit, the Blue Ridge was the hub for professional exchanges among regional navies, hosting over 30 senior leader engagements, maritime cooperative activities with the Philippine navy and staff talks in Thailand, according to the statement....

What can you buy for €399k in Thailand, France, Italy, Austria and Mayo?

The Irish Times 17 May 2019
Olivia Needham is seeking €399,00 for this three-bedroom home (below) near the sea in Castleaffy, Kilmeena, Co Mayo Co Mayo. three-bed home in Castleaffy, Kilmeena FRANCE. CHARENTE-MARITIME ... The mature garden has an outbuilding and garage as well as the pool ... Agent Charente-Maritime. stone manor house with swimming pool THAILAND ... ....

Royal Thai Navy vessels in Subic for goodwill visits

Sun Star 16 May 2019
SBMA Chairman Wilma Eisma said the naval visit “is not only an opportunity for the Philippine government to further strengthen maritime relations with the government of Thailand, (but) is also a manifestation of the critical role that the Subic Bay Freeport plays in enhancing maritime cooperation between the Philippines and its allies.”....

New challenges of global terrorism

Business Line 15 May 2019
The people of Sri Lanka have shown courage, wisdom and resilience in recovering from the traumatic effects of the country’s brutal ethnic conflict between 1983 and 2010 ... ISIS also acknowledges its links with associates, across India’s maritime frontiers in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and the UAE....

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