The Conflict Between Thailand and Cambodia over Preah Vihear Temple and the Border Disputes: Roles of the Joint Commission on Demarcation for Land Boundary (JBC) and Ways to Improve the Relations

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Panaikorn Boonkob


This article attempted to study the relationship between Thailand and Cambodia amidst the territorial dispute over the Temple of Preah Vihear and the Thai-Cambodian borders since the Franco-Siamese treaty of 1904 until now. Furthermore, this article aimed to illustrate an important tool that the two nations have employed to solve the Cambodian–Thai border dispute: The Joint Commission on Demarcation for Land Boundary (JBC). The JBC was established in 2000 aiming at conducting a joint border survey and negotiating the Thai-Cambodian border disputes. Finally, this article synthesized and proposed ways to improve the Thai-Cambodian relations which can be done by the Thai government in 3 aspects: political, economic, and social.

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