Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia, 1961-1965: Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia

Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia, 1961-1965: Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia

by Matthew Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521801117

ISBN-13: 9780521801119

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This fascinating study looks at the origins, outbreak and course of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation of 1963-1966, within the context of British and American policies in South East Asia during the 1960s as a whole. Matthew Jones uses new archival sources to throw fresh light on such subjects as British Colonial policy and the creation of Malaysia, Anglo-American…  See more details below

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This fascinating study looks at the origins, outbreak and course of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation of 1963-1966, within the context of British and American policies in South East Asia during the 1960s as a whole. Matthew Jones uses new archival sources to throw fresh light on such subjects as British Colonial policy and the creation of Malaysia, Anglo-American tensions over the confrontation itself, and the diplomacy of that important, but often neglected, international dispute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521801119
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Britain, the United States and the South East Asian setting1
Pt. 1Build-up29
1The Kennedy Administration, Indonesia and the resolution of the West Irian crisis, 1961-196231
2The Greater Malaysia scheme I: the move towards merger61
3The Greater Malaysia scheme II: the Cobbold Commission and the Borneo territories79
4Britain, Indonesia and Malaya: from West Irian to the Brunei revolt98
Pt. 2Outbreak123
5The emergence of confrontation: January-May 1963125
6The path to the Manila summit, May-July 1963150
7From the Manila summit to the creation of Malaysia: August-September 1963172
8Avoiding escalation, September-December 1963205
Pt. 3Denouement233
9The diplomacy of confrontation, Anglo-American relations and the Vietnam War, January-June 1964235
10Escalation, upheaval and reappraisal, July 1964-October 1965268
Conclusion: The Western presence in South East Asia by the 1960s295
Bibliography305
Index314

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