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Challenge the strong wind : Canada and East Timor, 1975-99

Author: David Webster
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Series: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
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"In 1975, Indonesian forces overran East Timor, just days after it had declared independence from Portugal. Canadian officials knew the invasion was coming and initially endorsed Indonesian rule. The ensuing occupation of the Southeast Asian country lasted twenty-four years. "Challenge the Strong Wind" recounts the evolution of Canadian government policy toward East Timor from 1975 to its 1999 independence vote.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Webster, David, 1966-
Challenge the strong wind.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Webster
ISBN: 0774862998 9780774863001 0774863005 9780774863018 0774863013 9780774862998
OCLC Number: 1122615624
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction: Never a Lost Cause --
Through Australian Eyes? Pierre Trudeau and the Indonesian Annexation of East Timor, 1975-77 --
Human Rights and the Humanitarian Impulse: Oxfam and East Timor, 1975-76 --
Changing Sides at the United Nations, 1978-82 --
Ceasefire and War Crimes, 1983 --
A Counter-Narrative Emerges, 1980-85 --
Congruent Interests? The Mulroney Government, 1984-91 --
Canadian Catholics and the East Timor Struggle --
The Canada Asia Working Group, 1986-91 --
Speaking Mouths: The East Timor Alert Network, 1986-91 --
Santa Cruz and After --
Human Rights and Diaspora Diplomacy --
Recalibrating the Relationship, 1993-95 --
A Nobel Cause: Diplomacy and Activism, 1996--98 --
Canada Comes Around, 1998-99 --
Canada and East Timor in the Twenty-First Century --
Conclusion: Diplomacies Seen and Unseen.
Series Title: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Other Titles: Canada and East Timor, 1975-99
Responsibility: David Webster.
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Challenge the Strong Wind recounts the story of Canadian policy toward East Timor from the 1975 invasion to the 1999 vote for independence, demonstrating that historical accounts need to include both  Read more...


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