May 27, 2014

Below is the SEARC director's article today on Thailand

Prof Mark R Thompson, SEARC's director, has an opinion piece in SCMP today:

Thailand's army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule | South China Morning Post

The Thai coup is a big step backward, damaging democracy in a country which held a series of competitive elections after decades of rapid economic growth. There are also potential regional implications, as Thailand's undemocratic military rulers may be tempted to look more to China, itself facing growing isolation over its controversial maritime territorial claims.


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