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Thaksin’s power play with Thai generals

Thai politics have always been characterized by a close association between the country’s military and its politicians. But under the administration of business tycoon turned politician, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, that relationship has changed. Where before the generals held the reigns of power, the prime minister is now calling the shots and has integrated the military into his power base. Analysts who were hoping for a de-politicization of the armed forces fear long-term negative consequences. Full Story

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