May 24, 2014
Thai Coup a Chinese Opening?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
The Associated Press
Thailand’s coup, and the swift international condemnation of it, could represent a major event in Asia’s ongoing geopolitical competition. The U.S. condemnation was particularly angry. John Kerry said Washington would review its annual aid commitments to Bangkok, which total about $10 million. He also said there was “no justification” for the coup and that the U.S. military would be reconsidering arms sales and joint operations with the Thais.
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