Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Mr Supalak Ganjanakhundee is Visiting Fellow with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. As former Chief Editor of Thai media daily The Nation, Supalak has experience in researching Southeast Asian politics and international affairs.

A local villager drive a boat where the future site of the Luang Prabang dam will be on the Mekong River, outskirt of Luang Prabang province, Laos, February 5, 2020. (Panu Wongcha-um/REUTERS)

China-led Mekong project terminated as Thais protest: Participatory diplomacy in action?

Thailand has terminated a China-led project on the Mekong River, following resistance by locals and conservationists. ISEAS visiting fellow Supalak Ganjanakhundee explains how this will affect the future of the Mekong River.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha during a special cabinet meeting to discuss measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Government House in Bangkok, April 3, 2020. (Handout/Royal Thai Government/AFP).

'Complex Engagement': Thailand's balancing act in foreign policy

Thailand has been navigating between East and West in its policy of "complex engagement", implemented since its military coup in 2014. ISEAS visiting fellow Supalak Ganjanakhundee examines how Thailand is delicately conducting its relations with regions and countries such as the EU and US, China and Japan, as well as its closest neighbours in mainland Southeast Asia.