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Thailand is never neutral

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Thitinan Pongsudhirak says, ''The Thai foreign policy genius is about playing all sides to an optimised mix.'' 

First I doubt whether ''playing all sides'' can be considered as ''genius''. It could be considered as self-serving.

Actually, modern Thai foreign policy has never been neutral. We sided with Japan during World War II and then when Japan began to lose we changed governments and switched over to the Allies. From there, Bangkok became the headquarters of Seato and Thailand is still a non-treaty Nato ally.

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