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Thai junta enjoys absolute power as opposition quietly bides its time – The Washington Post

BANGKOK — Eleven months after overthrowing a democratically elected government, the military junta that seized control of Thailand is growing comfortable in power — and many Thais, battered by 15 stormy years of democracy, are not complaining. The junta has given Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief-turned-prime minister, almost unbridled power and has …

How Sri Lanka Won the War | The Diplomat

Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore resources? With most conflicts now being such wars, this is a question many governments are trying to answer. Few succeed, with one major exception being Sri Lanka where, …