Rama IX Dead, Thailand Potentially Left In Vulnerable Position

Editor’s Note: This Article Was Written In Late Fall 2016. It Is Being Re-Published. Last week, the Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej died after years of prolonged illness. Given the king’s reputation, the massive outpouring of grief was unsurprising. Government employees have been ordered to wear black for a year, the infamous red light district in Bangkok has all but shut down, and the mourning has gotten so severe that there is a shortage in black clothing. The … Continue reading Rama IX Dead, Thailand Potentially Left In Vulnerable Position