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Just as I started reporting in Cambodia, I was lucky enough to be assigned to a rewarding beat: covering the border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia around the Preah Vihear temple. I’ve been writing about diplomatic meetings, military affairs and the political turmoil in Bangkok. In addition to the daily reportings of goings on at the border, I’ve enjoyed writing analysis pieces.

Defense capabilities analysis

Three months into a military standoff at the Thai-Cambodian border, a firefight erupted, eventually killing three Cambodians and two Thais. This prompted me to write an analysis of defense capabilities on each side in case a war broke out. doc

1980s Thai-Lao Border Conflict Bears Resemblance to Preah Vihear Dispute

Border disputes abound in Southeast Asia. In the 1980s, Thailand and Laos fought a war over their own border. This piece of historical analysis compares the situation then to that of Thailand and Cambodia today. doc

Resolving the border dispute under a new Thai government

As Abhisit Vejjajiva became Thailand’s new prime minister in December 2008, I looked at what his nomination could mean for relations and solving the border dispute, as he reproached the previous government for being too lenient on Cambodia. doc


Written by Isabelle Roughol

Thursday, 18 December, 2008 at 13:16

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