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East Timor, Canberra and Washington: A Case Study in Crisis Management

Bell, Coral


In retrospect, the collaboration between Canberra and Washington in the management of the East Timor crisis looks like a rather successful (after a bad start) division of labour. The outcome was that desired by the East Timorese (as evidenced in the August vote): fast progress towards sovereign independence under the aegis of the United Nations. Washington supplied the diplomatic pressures that secured the vital prerequisite to that end: the exit from East Timor of the Indonesian army and its...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/713613507


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