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Violence in Southern Thailand Escalates

February 13, 2013

Survey of Southern Thailand Violence in Southern Thailand escalated this week when a roadside bomb killed five soldiers, and gunmen stormed a military base, reigniting a decades-old conflict that has plagued the region and left more than 5,000 dead. For context on the conflict, see an Asia Foundation survey that gives rare insight into the citizens of the South, and read analysis from Foundation conflict expert, Tom Parks. Ruengrawee Pichaikul blogs from Bangkok on a grassroots initiative that could offer a pathway to peace.

Related locations: Thailand
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions


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