After 15 years of insurgency and four years of peace talks, there’s hope of real dialogue between the Thai government and the main Malay-Muslim militant organization in the country’s south, Matt Wheeler (Thailand, 2002-04) writes in the Nikkei Asian Review.

The Barisan Revolusi Nasional Patani Melayu, known as the BRN, had an initial meeting with Thai officials in Berlin, organizers said. If direct talks proceed, they may revitalize efforts to resolve the insurgency, which has cost 7,000 lives.

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