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Playing Second Fiddle – Australia’s Strategic Policy towards the East Timor Issue, 1998 - 1999

Henry, Iain


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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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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