Is a U.S.-China partnership possible? Are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan making U.S. enemies weaker? Do drone strikes comply with international law? This updated second edition of Issues for Debate in American Foreign Policy takes up these and other compelling questions. Sixteen chapters explore who the key players are, what's at stake, and explain why recognizing past and current developments is so crucial to the future. Drawn from the award-winning CQ Researcher, selections skilfully cover the range of fact, analysis, and opinion surrounding an issue.
Chapter 13: Democracy in Southeast Asia
Democracy in Southeast Asia
It was a bizarre, unsettling scene and, inevitably, it turned ugly. For months, thousands of red-shirted anti-government protesters demanding new elections had camped amid the shimmering skyscrapers of downtown Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia's most modern urban centers. In recent weeks, however, the protests exploded into some of the worst political violence in Thailand's modern history. The clashes erupted on May 13, after a sniper ...