Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, after covering Prime Minister Singh's visit to Myanmar, says India is now competing with China, Thailand and the U.S. for influence in the reforming nation.
The sun sets over a Sundarbans' village on February 25, 2012. The Sundarbans, which is shared by India and Bangladesh, is covered by mangrove forests and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Sushmita Balasubramani /Flickr)
Ahead of his November 3 Asia Society appearance, historian Jonathan Spence talks to Asia Blog about the historical nature of the Sino-Indian relationship and how the two countries may interact in the future.
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