What's the future for Asian monarchies?

Are they in decline or are they a source of strength?

Thailand marks the 60th anniversary of its king's accession to the throne. King Bhumibol - the world's longest-reigning monarch - enjoys immense devotion among Thais.

Not so popular is the King of Nepal. After massive street protests this April, King Gyanendra was forced to restore parliament and quit politics, deepening the trauma left by the massacre of the Royal family five years ago.

What remains of the Asian monarchies' legacy? Does the future belong to them? Do they have the authority of a unifier and protector of the nation? Send us your comments.

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