The Gazette: Thailand unravelling: Red Shirts' anger has its roots in deep-seated inequalities


(Op-ed by Erik Martinez Kuhonta, who teaches political science at McGill): "Despite some 18 coups in its contemporary history, Thailand has long been a bastion of stability in Southeast Asia. It has avoided bouts of mass violence that have marred regional neighbours like Indonesia and Cambodia, and has become a major destination for tourists and an economic dynamo in Asia. However, the current crisis that has parts of Bangkok looking like Beirut has the potential to unhinge Thailand from its stable moorings..."