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This e-book examines key advancements resulting in the deployment of the overseas Peacekeeping strength for East Timor and assesses the impression of this intervention on Canberra's destiny security, defense and international coverage making plans.

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Together with Ali Alatas, Jakarta’s newly appointed foreign minister, Evans sought to place official contacts on a new footing. The first move in this direction was the establishment of Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) in 1988, which provided funds to promote person-to-person contacts through a host of academic, cultural, and educational exchanges. In 1989, Evans and Alatas promulgated the New Framework for the Australia-Indonesia Relationship, which called for more frequent consulting and monitoring of relations between the two countries.

3 The eastern part of Timor was settled and colonized by Portuguese Catholic missionaries during the sixteenth century, with the western half falling under Dutch military control in 1656. Following World War II, West Timor was incorporated into the Indonesian nation along with the rest of the Dutch East Indies; East Timor, however, remained a colony of Portugal (Aditjondro, 1994, p. 7; Schwarz, 1994, pp. 198–199; Hastings, 2000, pp. 59–63). ______________ 2 During the post–Cold War period, Australia has consistently defined its overall foreign policy orientation as consistent with the norms and assumptions of good international citizenship (GIC).

63–71, 70–72. 12 The security forces were completely opposed to any question of granting independence to East Timor, especially given the number of casualties they had suffered trying to keep the territory an integral part of Indonesia. Almost immediately, elements within the military and Kopassus Special Forces set about training and arming pro-integrationist militias (sections of which had already been used against Fretilin as part of an unseen ABRI [Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia, which translates to “the Armed Forces of Indonesia”] “third force”) to put pressure on the independence movement, sabotage the vote, and thereby guarantee the “right result” (McFarlane, 2000; Cotton, 2000b, p.

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