To my surprise, this series of contemporary Thai politics has been somewhat popular – based on web visits. Thank you. I am a student and writer of history; I’m into it and feel knowing what went before is valuable for assessing what’s happening now and what’s likely to go on in the future. Of course, you always have to be careful of writers’ “spin.”
Remarkably, the relative instability of Thai politics does not affect tourists much and expats very little.
To read more about Thai political history, especially since 2008 to present day, I recommend reading the wikis:
Thai Political Crisis of 2008-2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008%E2%80%932010_Thai_political_crisis
2009 Thai Political Unrest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2009_Thai_political_unrest
2013-2014 Thai Political Crisis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_Thai_political_crisis