A lot changed since 2014.
During 2013-2014 protest, US reputation is bad due to they openly support corrupt government.
And then coup happen in mid-2014. US is shocking because their intel never notice any signal.
Moreover, the coup is destroy their plan to use Thailand as front base to containment China.
After that US using soft power to force the junta out. Which made their reputation even worse because the junta working quite well.
The junta's approval rating are over 80% at some period, according to polls.
As of today, US still trying to force junta out because they hope election will bring "bribable" politicians into power again. And they can continue whatever they plan.
For balancing and entering new market, the junta is tightening up relationship with countries outside western world. Especially China and Russia.
To answer your question. Thailand today is far from being US ally.
And China is having closest relationship but I wasn't sure I can call ally.
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