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Sounds of Silence in Bangkok

Last time in this space, I wrote about the student-led pro-democracy protests, a piece that originally appeared in The Washington Post's Outlook section.  But writing that piece made me think about the relative lack of any kind of public protest here in Thailand, against last May's military coup.  I decided to tackle that theme in the most recent edition of The Edge Review, the digital magazine I write for.  Here's my take;

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China correspondent Keith B. Richburg has spent more than 20 years overseas for The Washington Post, serving as bureau chief in Paris, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Nairobi and Manila. He covered the invasion in Iraq, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. military intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China.

A native of Detroit, Richburg began working for the Post as a summer intern in 1978. He was the Post’s foreign editor from 2005 to 2007 and the New York bureau chief from 2007 to 2009. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in international relations from The London School of Economics.

Richburg is the author of Out Of America; A Black Man Confronts Africa (Basic Books, 1997). He speaks English and French and has been learning Mandarin.