Dr Paradorn Rangsimaporn

Subject studied: DPhil International Relations

Matriculation year: 2003

Location: Thailand



Dr Paradorn Rangsimaporn (MPhil Russian and East European Studies 2001 and DPhil International Relations 2003) is a Thai diplomat and independent researcher. He is currently Minister-Counsellor, Eastern Europe Division, Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. He was previously Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Thai Embassy in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. He has also worked in the Department of European Affairs, Department of International Organizations, and Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, as well as at the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna, Austria. He was also an Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. His research interests are in Russian foreign policy, especially towards Asia and ASEAN, and the international relations of Central Asia and Eurasia. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and policy briefs as well as a book titled “Russia as an Aspiring Great Power in East Asia: Perceptions and Policies from Yeltsin to Putin” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). His latest book “Central Asia and Southeast Asia: Exploring the Dynamics of Greater Engagement” was also recently published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.