RSIS Monograph No. 1
Since late 1988, the Thai government has adopted a policy of constructive engagementof constructive engagement towards Myanmar. Although it was not wihout its imperfections, the Thai government has hoped that such a policy would enhance its national security and, in particular, its border security. However, with deep-rooted historical animosity on the part of Thailand and Myanmar’s memory of Thailand’s involvement in anti-Myanmar activities in the recent past, the relationship between the two countries since 1988 has not been completely smooth. Diplomatic disputes and tension have become common features of Myanmar-Thai relations. Myanmar’s border with Thailand has become a focus of tension and conflict, and a potential flashpoint on the mainland Southeast Asia.This book examines the factors and issues that has caused bilateral tensions between Myanmar and Thailand.
Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Monographs / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 15/10/2014