BMI View: Although Thailand's domestic landscape remains wrought by fragility, owing primarily to the
political weight that the military holds and domestic security concerns, the defence market will continue to
be one of the fastest growing in the world. The local def ..."
BMI View: The volatile political environment that characterises Thailand's history, with nineteen coups
and just as many constitutions, makes it particularly difficult to predict exactly which way defence spending
will be going. Nevertheless, it remains certain that d ..."
BMI View: A military coup in 2014 has successfully imposed a short-term solution to restore order and
stability under General Prayuth Chan-ocha. This interim government is set to remain in place until October
2015 at the earliest, but the army will continue to play a major role ..."
BMI View: Thailand's defence and security environment is dominated at present by the military coup of
May 2014. Ostensibly to restore order and stability, this action serves to illustrate the powerful influence the
armed forces continue to enjoy. Military rule can onl ..."
BMI View: Over the course of Q313 large-scale protests and internal political turmoil have become the
greatest threats to Thailand's security. At the end of December, Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha
went so far as to warn of civil war if the political conflict pe ..."
BMI View: Though territorial disputes involving China and several South East Asian countries have been
in the news of late, Thailand has been largely uninvolved in these events. Instead, it remains preoccupied
with its own international problems, two of which are part ..."
BMI View: Thailand has been attempting to make progress on two of its principal security problems, with
mixed success. Tensions with Cambodia have receded - against the backdrop of an independent hearing at
the International Court of Justice concerning the disputed ow ..."
BMI's Thailand Defence & Security Report for Q2 2013 examines the country's strategic position in South East Asia and the wider world. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the challenges it may face in the future.
Following the crippling floods of late 2011, Thailand entered ârecovery modeâ in early 2012, and began counting the cost of the disaster. The floods ate further into the countryâs economic growth than initially estimated, cutting Q411 GDP growth by 9% year on year and wipin ..."