Devolving power to the regions would help end the “winner takes all” element of Thai elections and prevent yet another coup. The U.S., and Thailand's other allies, should insist upon it
Thais are all too familiar with military coups — soldiers in the street barely merit a glance. But when 7-Elevens are forced to close, the very of fabric of society seems poised to crumble. Not even during the last putsch in 2006 were these cherished convenience stores shuttered. They are now.