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Interview: The Bangkok crisis

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

17 May 2010 13:04

I just got off the phone with ANU Associate Lecturer Nicholas Farrelly, an expert on mainland Southeast Asian politics and editor of the must-read New Mandala blog.

I started with a 'Thai Politics 101' question: who are the red shirts and what do they want? Nicholas also has some unnerving things to say about where Thailand is headed in the short term. The government has closed off any avenue for compromise with the protesters, and an escalation in violence seems likely.

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