Karen refugees wait to cross the Moei River after the regime’s air raids in March 2021. / The Irrawaddy
By Ashley South 11 July 2022
Thailand has unique national security concerns in relation to Myanmar. Myanmar’s junta is not a credible or reliable security partner. Following the February 2021 coup, Myanmar’s junta has been unable to consolidate effective power while anti-regime forces have proved resilient and are growing in strength.
For centuries, Thailand had informal relations with communities along its borders. These have included armed groups and their political wings. Thailand has received…