Underlying political gridlock is concern over who will replace King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch.
For many Thais, the military coup last week was a familiar scene. Although Thailand has had 12 successful coups, this one is a sharper turn, with a stronger ideological element.
One commentator said Europeans should reply to Obama's West Point speech with their own security doctrine. Pakistanis took note of what was included, while Israelis targeted what was not.