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A New Phase in Thailand's Age-Old Insurgency

Sep 1, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
A New Phase in Thailand's Age-Old Insurgency
Tourists watch as Thai soldiers in vintage uniforms patrol the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The prospect of a broadened southern insurgency appears to have gotten the military junta's attention.
(LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)

One of Asia's most opaque and intractable insurgencies may be expanding. Over the past week, Thai police have begun asserting that southern rebels were responsible for a string of bombings and arson attacks that occurred on Aug. 11-12, the birthday of Thailand's venerated queen and the country's Mother's Day. Separatist...

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