14 iunie 2018

What Does Thailand’s 2019 Defense Budget Mean?


Last week, the Thai government announced new defense budget figures for the 2019 fiscal year. Though the headlines following the announcement indicated that another major increase had occurred, that hike in fact obscures the significant challenges and issues still confronting the Thai military and government with respect to its broader defense modernization plans. As I have noted before in these pages, over the past decade or so, Thailand has had one of Southeast Asia’s highest levels of [...]