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The Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border: Irianese nationalism and small state diplomacy.


In 1977, roughly coincident with Indonesia's national elections, a resurgence of West Papuan nationalist activity in Irian Jaya resulted in an escalating series of confrontations between OPM supporters and Indonesian authorities, and a substantial movement of Irianese refugees into Papua New Guinea. It is impossiebe to verify the conflicting reports of what happened in Irian Jaya in this period but it seems certain that several hundere Irianese and some Indonesian troops, were killed; many...[Show more]

CollectionsANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Date published: 1979-08
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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