Asia

Whither Area Studies?

November 12, 2014 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Advancing the project of Comparative Area Studies and fruitful Area Studies Comparisons: an Intervention from Europe Memo #316 By Jürgen Rüland – juergen.rueland [at] politik.uni-freiburg.de & Mikko Huotari – mikko.huotari [at] merics.de There is no universal ultimate golden […]

East Timor

The British and Occupied East Timor: Support for Indonesia Behind a Façade of Neutrality

February 26, 2013 Asia Pacific Memo 0

As late as 1996, a British National Audit Office Report corroborated the government version of Britain as an honest broker in East Timor’s struggle for self-determination under Indonesian occupation, which followed the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1974 and Indonesia’s invasion of the territory in 1975. But recently released archival evidence refutes the claim that Britain was negotiating a diplomatic solution between Indonesia, Portugal, and East Timor. […]