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Thai pragmatism the best answer to political conflict

With the fate of the election hanging in the balance, there is still a chance for an accord

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  • Writer: David Lyman
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As occurs elsewhere throughout the world, Thai national and local politics are convoluted, complex and not always what you see or think. 

The army deploys an emergency response team in downtown Bangkok last week. The military has urged political solutions to the country’s crisis as the government calls a state of emergency in the capital. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

Let's start off with a reality check. Despite any impressions to the contrary you may have garnered from TV news snippets, let me reassure you that neither Bangkok nor Thailand is in chaos.

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