Wassana Nanuam is a prolific writer on Thai military topics. A 2009 book review by Craig Reynolds provides good insights about her work.

In today’s Bangkok Post Wassana has an analysis of the prospects for a coup in Thailand that will be of interest to many New Mandala readers.

I think the key point comes in the final stanza:

Although Gen Prayuth and Gen Tanasak have guaranteed there will be no coup, nobody is so sure that the Sept 19, 2006 putsch will be the last one. One certainty is that the next coup, if it happens, will not be pulled off so easily and the outcome will not be quite so rosy.

And I can see how the outcome may “not be quite so rosy”. I guess the question is: for whom?