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Monday, November 19, 2012

''Obama’s first trip to Thailand : Why is he visiting now?''

From Asian Correspondent

''In previous trips to Asia, not visiting Thailand could have been understood (given time pressures), but this time to visit Cambodia and Myanmar without visiting Thailand would have been seen as a snub to Thailand.  Clearly, visiting Cambodia, where Obama will attend the ASEAN summit, and Myanmar (see here, here, here, and here about the Myanmar trip)* are the priorities on this trip and not Thailand.''

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