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Pongphisoot Busbarat

Pongphisoot Busbarat is a research affiliate at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), University of Sydney. His research interests include ideational approaches to international relations, regionalism in Southeast Asia, and Thai politics and foreign affairs. Previously, he was a researcher at the Australian National University working on the concept of norm entrepreneurs in anti-nuclear politics and the role of identity in Thai foreign policy.

Pongphisoot holds a PhD in Political Science & International Relations from the ANU, and postgraduate degrees in development studies and international affairs from Cambridge University and Columbia University. Previously, Pongphisoot worked as a mid-level policy analyst at Thailand's Office of the National Security Council.

Articles by Pongphisoot Busbarat (2)

  • Is Thailand's politics splitting the nation?

    The recent general election results have again alarmed many people about how polarised Thailand has been since the military coup in 2006. The political rift suggests the north and north-east are the stronghold of the pro-Thaksin parties supported by the Red Shirt masses, while anti-Thaksin sentiment prevails in the south and Bangkok areas.