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December 2020 Book

Praetorians Profiteers or Professionals?

Studies on the Militaries of Myanmar and Thailand
By MICHAEL J MONTESANO, TERENCE CHONG, PRAJAK KONGKIRATI

Praetorians, Profiteers or Professionals? contributes to the ongoing renaissance in scholarship on Southeast Asia’s armed forces and their political, social and economic roles. This renaissance comes in an era in which the states of the region, and the societies and economies that they govern, have grown complex beyond all recognition. Nevertheless, understanding those states’ armies remains crucial”