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

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Overview

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.
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"Jones's work is an important contribution toward illuminating the international history of Western involvement in Southeast Asia." American Historical Review

"Jones has written a readable, well-researched piece of work, with an intelligent and convincing line of analysis and a good eye for detail." The International History Review

"This is, in sum, a very good, rather traditional diplomatic history of an important but understudied aspect of Southeast Asian diplomacy....It does, however, provide an excellent understanding of British views of American policy." Journal of American History

"...meticulous, fascinating study..." Foreign Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521801119
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 348
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Britain, the United States and the South East Asian setting 1
Pt. 1 Build-up 29
1 The Kennedy Administration, Indonesia and the resolution of the West Irian crisis, 1961-1962 31
2 The Greater Malaysia scheme I: the move towards merger 61
3 The Greater Malaysia scheme II: the Cobbold Commission and the Borneo territories 79
4 Britain, Indonesia and Malaya: from West Irian to the Brunei revolt 98
Pt. 2 Outbreak 123
5 The emergence of confrontation: January-May 1963 125
6 The path to the Manila summit, May-July 1963 150
7 From the Manila summit to the creation of Malaysia: August-September 1963 172
8 Avoiding escalation, September-December 1963 205
Pt. 3 Denouement 233
9 The diplomacy of confrontation, Anglo-American relations and the Vietnam War, January-June 1964 235
10 Escalation, upheaval and reappraisal, July 1964-October 1965 268
Conclusion: The Western presence in South East Asia by the 1960s 295
Bibliography 305
Index 314
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