SIU Comment on Egypt Situation

Kan Yuenyong, SIU Director, gave his opinion about Egypt political situation on the TV program Kom Chad Leuk. The program was aired on 19 August 2013 via Nation Channel.

Kan Yuenyong, SIU Director, gave his opinion about Egypt political situation on the TV program Kom Chad Leuk. The program was aired on 19 August 2013 via Nation Channel.

He was joined by Mr. Dolman Pongmaheung from Royal Thai Consulate in Cairo  and Prof. Jaran Maluleem from Faculty of Political Science, Thammasart University.

Asia Pacific Security in the next decade: The US Rebalancing toward Asia

As the world’s economic locomotives continue to move to the Asia-Pacific region, the US has decided to “pivot” its foreign policy toward the Indo-Pacific Ocean. With the rising power of China and an emerging stress along flashpoints in East China and South China Seas, the whole world is waiting for the unveiling of the historic moment in the 21st century. What’s about other major powers in Asia such as Japan and India? What’s the development and position of ASEAN?

Organized by: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Alumni, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Health Promotion Fund, Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU), Faculty of Political Science and Law of Burapha University, and The American Studies Program of ISIS Thailand.

Venue: Novotel Bangkok Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand

Date: March 29, 2013 at 08.30 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

As the world’s economic locomotives continue to move to the Asia-Pacific region, the US has decided to “pivot” its foreign policy toward the Indo-Pacific Ocean. With the rising power of China and an emerging stress along flashpoints in East China and South China Seas, the whole world is waiting for the unveiling of the historic moment in the 21st century. What’s about other major powers in Asia such as Japan and India? What’s the development and position of ASEAN?

Program

08:30 -09:00 Registration
09:00 -09.15 Welcome Remarks : General Kasemsak Plooksawasdi, Senator
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote Address:General Boonsrang Niumpradit (Retired)

Former Supreme Commander, Royal Thai Armed Forces
Advisory Board Member, ISIS Thailand

09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break / Press Release
10:00 – 12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion on “Asia Pacific Security in the next decade: The US Rebalancing toward Asia”

Panelists:

  • John Brandon, Director of Regional Cooperation Programs, Asia Foundation
  • Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, Jr., APCSS
  • Dr. Justin D. Nankivell, APCSS
  • Mr. Surachai Nira, Deputy Director General, Office of the National Security Council Thailand
  • Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow at ISIS and assistant group editor of Nation Media Group

Moderator:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, ISIS Thailand
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:45 Panel Discussion on “The role of Asia Pacific nations in the new security paradigm”

Panelists:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chulacheeb Chinwanno, Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
  • Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Director, Sasin Institute for Global Affairs (SIGA)
  • Mr. Paskorn Siriyaphan, Director General, Department of East Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)

Moderator:

  • Mr. Kan Yuenyong, Executive Director, Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU)
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:45 Panel Discussion on “The role of ASEAN, voice for the new generation”

Panelists:

  • (Member of Change Agent) Mr.Ekachai Chainuwat, Lecturer, Siam University
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Lecturer, Thammasat University
  • Captain Kiatiyut Tiansuwan (RTN), Deputy Director, Naval Strategic Studies Center, Royal Thai Navy

Moderator:

  • Dr. Chakkri Chaipinit, Lecturer, Burapha University
16:45-17.00 Conclusion and closing ceremony: Asst. Prof. Sub Lt. Dr. Ekkawit Maneethorn, Dean Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha University

Asia Pacific Security - Front

Asia Pacific Security - Back

SIU Meeting with Prof. Emeritus W. Scott Thompson

25 April 2011 – SIU had a chance to meet and talk with Prof. Emeritus W. Scott Thompson, an expert of international relations at Siam University during his Thailand visit.

Prof. Scott was a former member of both Ford and Reagan Administrations. He also was an Adjunct Professor of International Politics at Georgetown University and on the faculty of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

His full profile can be seen at Assets-Recovery Program.

Prof. Scott also gave an interview on ASEAN relations and global politics. The edited transcript (in Thai) will appear shortly on Siam Intelligence website.

SIU also thanks to Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, President of Siam University (2nd left) and Ekachai Chainuvati, Faculty of Law (far left) to provide a facility for this interview.

Reuters: SIU on Thailand-Cambodia Dispute

Reuters has a story of “Thai, Cambodia troops clash again; peace hopes fade” which quotes Kan Yuenyong, SIU director, for his comment on the issue.

Part of the story:

Analysts also point to the Thai military’s desire for a continued stake in Thailand’s political apparatus and its intense dissatisfaction with opposition forces.

“Volatility at the border is an extension of volatility in Bangkok politics,” said Karn Yuenyong, director of the independent Siam Intelligence Unit think-tank.

“The army has nothing to lose in a border clash. They show their relevance and show who is wielding the power. The border and sovereignty issues matter to a group of conservative elites and this is one way the Thai army exerts its loyalty.”

Read the full story on Reuters web site.

Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities

21 April 2011 – Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, in conjunction with Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU) organized an international seminar “Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities” at Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University.

21 April 2011 – Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, in conjunction with Siam Intelligence Unit (SIU) organized an international seminar “Looking Towards ASEAN community 2015: Constraints, Obstacles and Opportunities” at Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University.

The event was opened by Professor Dr. Kua Wongboonsin, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University and Dr. Pimrapaat Dusadeeisarayakul, Program Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Professor Dr. Surakiat Satienthai, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs gave his keynote speech from his ASEAN experience.

Then followed by the international discussion by 4 speakers from each ASEAN nations:

  • Mr. Ong Keng Yong
    Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
    Senior Director, Policy, Research & Programmes Asian
    Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Directior, Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh
    Dean, International Studies Department, University of Social Science Humanities, Vietnam National University
  • Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva
    Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Moderator : Captain Dr. Yongyuth Maiyalap

 

 

In meeting room, before the event started
Opening Remark by Professor Dr. Kua Wongboonsin, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University
Audiences
Keynote Speech Professor Dr. Surakiat Satienthai Chair Professor, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Audiences
Panel Discussion
Mr. Ong Keng Yong Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr. Ong Keng Yong Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh Dean
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh Dean, International Studies Department, University of Social Science Humanities, Vietnam National University
Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
Ms. Ng Yeen Seen
Senior Director, Policy, Research & Programmes Asian
Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and Directior, Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Malaysia
Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
Mr. Suranand Vejjajiva Political Analyst and Former Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
Conference Room
Conference Room
Speakers group photo
Speakers group photo

Video recording of the event will be available shortly on Siam Intelligence web site.

Practical Utopia: Interview with Songsak Saicheua

Practical Utopia TV has an interview with Mr. Songsak Saicheua, Deputy Director-General of the Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Songsak talks on the concept of “Think Tank” in global level and the MFA’s initiative to drive Think Tank co-operation between Thailand and abroad.

The video will appear shortly on Siam Intelligence site.

SIU on China CRI Radio: The Root Cause Behind The Thailand-Cambodia Dispute

Kan Yuenyong, Director of Siam Intelligence Unit, joined a live discussion on China CRI Radio. The topic is “What Is The Root Cause Behind The Thailand-Cambodia Dispute?

The other panelists are Song Yinghui, Research fellow at China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and Nicholas Farrelly, Researcher at School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, Australian National University.

The audio archive is available at CRI web site.

Seminar: Lessons from Egypt Crisis

14 February 2011 – SIU and Muslim Center, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn Universities co-organize a public seminar “Lessons from Egypt Crisis: The Impact on Middle East and Thailand” at Chulalongkorn University.

The event was joined by top Muslim scholars, security expert, representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and current Thai student who stayed in Egypt during crisis.

Seminar: On Pathway to ASEAN Community 2015

SIU and Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University organized a public seminar “On Pathway to ASEAN Community 2015” at Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

25 January 2011 – SIU and Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University organized a public seminar “On Pathway to ASEAN Community 2015” at Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Foreign Affairs, gave a special keynote on ASEAN’s lesson from his experience. The event also had an opening remark by Prof. Dr. Pirom Kamol-Ratanakul, President of Chulalongkorn University.

The full seminar agenda is available at Transform Thailand.

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Video archive and transcriptions can be found at Siam Intelligence.

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