February 3, 2014

Thailand's Looming Crisis

Peter Mellgard & Walter Mead, The American Interest

The Associated Press

Thailand’s struggles touch on issues that Thais for various reasons don’t like to speak openly and frankly about: the role of the monarchy, the health of the king and ethnic and regional divisions inside the country. But these issues are of the utmost importance.

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