Future Indonesia-East Timor relations: an analysis of the regional security practices in the Cold War and after

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Authors
Kusuma, Agus Renaldi.
Subjects
International Relations
Indonesia-East Timor
Regional ASEAN
Advisors
Christoffersen, Gaye
Date of Issue
2001-06
Date
June 2001
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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This thesis describes the history of Indonesia and East Timor as former colonial states. Indonesian leaders believed that East Timor was part of Indonesiab2ss pre-colonial family and legacy, but East Timorese were more influenced by the Portugueseb2s 450 years colonialism. In 1975, the Government of Indonesia launched a military intervention and occupied East Timor. In the Cold-War era, having feared that the communist movement had infiltrated East Timor, the United States and its allies thus supported Indonesian military intervention in East Timor. The reaction of the international community was to condemn the Indonesian military intervention of East Timor. Indonesia always received some support from year to year in United Nationsb2s resolutions. This study examines the different views of major countries in the East Timor case during the Cold War and its aftermath. The situation in East Timor changed dramatically after the Cold War ended. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as a mature organization, will continue to play a critical role in the future of East Timor. This thesis concludes by exploring the ASEAN role in rebuilding East Timor both politically and economically.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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xix, 88 p. ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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