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Australia's military intervention in East Timor, 1999

Pietsch, Samuel


This thesis argues that the Australian military intervention in East Timor in 1999 was motivated primarily by the need to defend Australia’s own strategic interests. It was an act of Australian imperialism understood from a Marxist perspective, and was consistent with longstanding strategic policy in the region. ...¶ Australia’s insertion of military forces into East Timor in 1999 served its own strategic priorities by ensuring an orderly transfer of sovereignty took place, avoiding a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a2cf8c8cce


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