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Democracies fading? Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine…

People in America love Thai food. But beyond that, we don’t know much about Thailand as a country. It is a complicated place, caught between the conservative military and loyalists to the King, who have helped develop Bangkok into an … Continue reading

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Turkey — what now?

A few days, ago, I gave my view on the causes of the street demonstrations and riots in Turkey. Since then, commentators have struggled to find analogies — is this a Turkish version of the Arab Spring?  Or something else? … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

The protests in Turkey have grown serious, going on for days and leading to thousands of injured.  So far, the government has adjusted its initial, excessive, response, and seems to be looking for a face-saving way to defuse the situation. … Continue reading

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