Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thai coup

By Michael J.W. Stickings

In case you missed it, there's been a military coup in Thailand. The Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, was at the U.N. in New York when General Sonthi Boonyaratglin "seized power," as he put it. The country is now under martial law, although Sonthi claims that the military will not remain in power indefinitely. The BBC has the latest here, and here are some key links:

Excellent coverage. Keep going back for updates. See also CNN, the NYT, and WaPo. And make sure to check out the local coverage -- for example, by the Bangkok Post (other Thai news outlets can be found here).

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