FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel, left, talks to Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand. During the week of Dec. 14, the U.S., will hold its first formal strategic dialogue with ally Thailand since a military coup. Russel, is hoping for better press than on his last visit to Thailand a year ago, when local media branded him an "ugly American" for public criticism of curbs on democracy.
A worker sprays insecticide for mosquitos at a village in Bangkok, Thailand, January 13, 2016. Tropical Southeast Asian countries said on Friday they were bracing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with Malaysia saying it could "spread quickly" if introduced, but Thailand appeared to be bucking the trend with just a handful of cases a year. Picture taken January 13, 2016.
A boy gets his body temperature checked by a Thai officer upon his arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, June 19, 2015. Thailand confirmed on Thursday its first known case of the deadly MERS virus, after killing a number of people in South Korea over recent weeks.
The front page of the International New York Times has a blank space at the center of its front page, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refused to print an article portraying a gloomy outlook for the country, leaving in its place a large blank space at the center of Tuesday's front page.