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Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear in Our Land: Fiji's Road to Military Coup, 2006

Lal, Brij


On 5 December 2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama, head of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, staged Fiji's fourth coup since its first in May 1987. The flashpoint came after a long drawn out confrontation between the military, overwhelmingly indigenous Fijian, against a predominantly Fijian-led government of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. The military accused the government of breach of faith and of giving succour to politicians who had been variously implicated in the George Speight-led coup...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/00358530701292447


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