January 10, 2014

Thailand on the Brink -- Again

Mark Fenn, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Thailand is no stranger to political turmoil but the current unrest looks set to be a protracted and especially bitter affair, raising the very real possibility of civil war. The stage seems set for a showdown between anti-government forces, backed by powerful vested interests, and a flawed but democratically elected government that enjoys mass support, especially in its rural heartlands.

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New York Times
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