Accession Number : ADA309104

Title :   Defining Trends Affecting the National Security of Thailand from 1996 to 2006.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wattanawaranggoon, Chokechai

PDF Url : ADA309104

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : In the Post-Cold War Era, there are two major uncertainties in Southeast Asia. The first is the extent to which U.S. will engage itself in Asia-Pacific stability. The second uncertainty is the true intentions of the PRO in its relation with the Southeast Asia states. While uncertainties exist, the Southeast Asia states are undergoing changes in their economies, politics, and security. Factors that induced changes include a reduction of political conflicts, the primacy of economic considerations in international relations and how economic interdependence shapes the inter-states conflicts, the emerging PRO economy, the rapid growth of the middle class, and the increasing roles of Non-Governmental Organizations and Private-Volunteered Organizations in international security issues. These uncertainties and the changing environment facing Southeast Asia have brought about trends which affect the national security of Thailand.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *PATTERNS, *THAILAND, UNCERTAINTY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GROWTH(GENERAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE