Timor-Leste: International intervention, gender and the dangers of negative peace

Susan Harris-Rimmer

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't
    Editors Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey and Anthony J Regan
    Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9780415670319
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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