Two weeks ago, Thailand’s military ousted the Prime Minister in a bloodless coup. Westerners were shocked, but Thais took it in stride, since the coup had the support of Thailand’s king. Join Kojo to learn more about the situation, including the fascinating story of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-sitting living monarch.


  • Paul Handley Freelance journalist; and author, The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej (Yale University Press)
  • David Steinberg Distinguished Professor and Director of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; author "Turmoil in Burma: Contested Legitimacies in Myanmar" (forthcoming)

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