Craig stockings’ fiery official history of the East Timor crisis

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    This is a review of Professor Craig Stockings' fiery official history of the East Timor crisis and the Australian led intervention. It spans the diplomatic, historical, cultural, geographic and political background to the Indonesian occupation in 1975, the 1999 ballot and the part played by the UN Assistance Mission East Timor (UNAMET) as well as the subsequent Australian led intervention in September 1999. This no-punches-pulled account exposes significant shortcomings in Australia's departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and beyond.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-344
    JournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
    Volume77
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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