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Thailand’s Forgotten Conflict

July 23, 2012

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While the now six-years-old standoff in Bangkok between Thailand’s traditional elites and the pseudo-populist parties allied with former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has gotten most of the international press, a far more brutal struggle, in Thailand’s Deep South, has gone virtually unnoticed for more than a decade. Since the early 2000s, more than 5,000 people have been killed in the conflict in southern Thailand, and the war shows no signs of ending any time soon.

In the Boston Globe’s Sunday Ideas section, I examine the southern Thai conflict, and the reasons why it has been so ignored, both in Thailand and in the international community.

Read the article here.