US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary pose for a photo with King Bhumibol and other members of the Thai royal family at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, on a visit to Thailand in 1996. Photo: AFP

US-Thailand friendship turns cold, further weakening America’s influence in Asia

Benjamin Zawacki says the gradual loss of a solid US ally in the region will only be exacerbated by the Thai king’s death and Donald Trump’s election as US president

Topic |   Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary pose for a photo with King Bhumibol and other members of the Thai royal family at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, on a visit to Thailand in 1996. Photo: AFP
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