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Without King Bhumibol’s unifying presence, Thailand may be headed for even greater instability

Since Bhumibol Adulyadej inherited the throne of Thailand's Chakri dynasty in 1946, the country's civilian politics have been famously fractured. The military staged more than a dozen coups (or coup attempts) during his reign, the most recent in 2014. Since then, a military junta has presided, promising elections next year. The king was the glue that […]
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