As the U.S. hosts the largest number of Thai immigrants — about 250,000 — it stands to reason that Thailand's color-coded politics would land on its shores. Both camps are trying to lobby the U.S. government.
Recent developments in Thailand may put paid to the international media's tendency to make sense of the protests by describing the "red shirts" as representing the poor and the "yellow shirts" as the elite.
Thailand, Southeast Asia's most developed and sophisticated economy, is teetering on the edge of the political abyss. Yet most of the rest of Asia appears to be averting its eyes from its anarchic unrest.