Playing Second Fiddle – Australia’s Strategic Policy towards the East Timor Issue, 1998 - 1999
The deployment of an Australian-led peacekeeping force to East
Timor in September 1999 was arguably the most significant
strategic decision faced by an Australian government since the
Second World War. The operation posed a grave risk of military
conflict with Indonesia, strained the Australia-US relationship
and redefined Asian perceptions of Australia.
It is therefore important to examine how this scenario arose.
Data obtained in thirteen interviews...[Show more]
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