May 26, 2014

Thailand's Red Shirts Prepare for a Long Fight

Campbell & Thani, Time

The Associated Press

The monsoon rains have finally arrived in northeast Thailand, promising to transform the parched terrain into gleaming emerald. But the downpours have done little to extinguish the incendiary atmosphere, with locals incandescent that the military — which has instigated the 12th military coup since 1932 — has yet again removed a government they cherish.

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TAGGED: Thailand, Red Shirts, Prayuth Chan-ocha


May 23, 2014
Coup Offers No Solution
Bangkok Post
Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha justified his decision to stage yesterday’s coup as necessary to prevent further loss of life and stop the political conflict from escalating. The rationale is short-sighted. more ››
May 22, 2014
5-Step Guide to Thai Military Coup
Adam Taylor, Washington Post
Following months of political instability and days of leadership limbo, Thailand's military officially announced Thursday evening that it had taken over the government, turning the non-coup into an official coup. more ››
May 23, 2014
Thai Coup Risks Civil War
Washington Post
In declaring martial law Tuesday, Thailand’s army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha, implicitly asked the Thai people and their friends abroad, especially in the United States, to give him the benefit of the doubt. His move was... more ››
May 23, 2014
Thailand's Coup and Two Middle Classes
Serhat Unaldi, The Diplomat
Alongside a fight between leaders who were positioning themselves ahead of the upcoming royal succession, this was a battle between Thailand’s middle classes. An emerging middle class with ties to the provinces and which... more ››
May 24, 2014
Thai Coup a Chinese Opening?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
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... more ››