FOREIGN POLICY

ABSTRACT: Argentina’s foreign policy and its mode of international integration have gone through some changes over the last decade. Most of them were articulated with changes in trade and economic orientation in the model of internal development. Linking the country with Southeast Asia is part of a strategy of commercial and political diversification that is framed by the new external guidelines. One of the main partners of Argentina in the region between 2003-2015 was Thailand. Although the bilateral trade relationship maintained a sustained incremental travel, the political- diplomatic relationship differed from the rest of the Asian region because it went through periods of higher activity and approach, and of cooling of relations that responded to Argentina’s internal and external conditions. In this paper we propose to address this bilateral link taking as central variables to understanding this relationship the articulation with the domestic economic orientation, and also with varying political – institutional and ideological conditions that, by the end of the period, had a greater impact in the evolution of bilateral relations.