December 3, 2013

Thailand's Tea Partiers

Lennox Samuels, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Anti-government demonstrators took to Bangkok’s streets 10 days ago, ostensibly to protest Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s bid to push through an amnesty bill that would cancel corruption charges against her brother,  Read Full Article ››

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A People's Coup by Thailand's Minority
Thitinan Pongsudhirak, WSJ
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December 2, 2013
Thailand Is Coming Apart
The Independent
The violent anti-government demonstrations shaking Bangkok are a symptom of a deeper malaise. Something has gone radically wrong in Thailand in recent years. The country has become extraordinarily polarised, rich against poor and... more ››
December 3, 2013
Thailand Remains on the Brink
The Australian
Leaders of the mass protest movement threatening anarchy in Bangkok have a point when they fulminate about the undue influence wielded over the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by her older brother, the disgraced... more ››
In fact, this is not the first time society has tried to reform politics. Since the 1973 student uprising, Thai politics has been "reformed" several times. But this reform has been largely superficial. more ››
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Will U.S.-China Game Play Out in Thailand?
Walter Russell Mead, TAI
As Thailand edges uneasily toward a new political era, Americans and others will be watching to see whether political change at home implies change in its foreign policy. In a worse-case scenario, China and the United States... more ››