This book considers British policy during the dispute over "West Papua" between Indonesia and the Netherlands following the collapse of the Suharto regime. Although there are books and theses on American, Australian and Dutch policies, those of the British have remained unexplored.The work looks at the factors that conditioned Britain's response to the unrest from accommodating its allies to navigating Cold War.
Nicholas Tarling received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is currently affiliated with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Asia Institute
Foreword by Emeritus Professor W. David McIntyre; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. The UN; 2. Elections and Crisis; 3. Gannets and Guarantees; 4. Melanesia and Meditation; 5. The New Guinea Council; 6. The Dutch Demarche; 7. Trikora; 8. The Opening of Negotiations; 9. A New Frontier; Bibliography; Index.