Timor-Leste is a compelling example for analysis of ‘diminishing conflicts’. Most of the research on the conflict there during the 1975-1999 period treats it as an international armed conflict involving Indonesia, one seen as resolved through the humanitarian intervention by UN peacekeeping forces in late 1999. Analysis from 1999 to the present day often presents Timor-Leste as a rare example of a ‘successful’ UN transitional administration and peace-keeping operation, albeit with unexpected domestic flare-ups.
|Title of host publication||Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't|
|Editors||Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey and Anthony J Regan|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon and New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|