The Good Neighbour: Volume 5, The Official History of by Bob Breen

By Bob Breen

the nice Neighbour explores the Australian government's efforts to aid peace within the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006. It tells the tale of the deployment of Australian diplomatic, army and policing assets at a time whilst neighbouring governments have been stressed from political violence and civil unrest. the main target of this quantity is Australian peacemaking and peacekeeping in line with the Bougainville obstacle, a secessionist uprising that all started in past due 1988 with the sabotage of a tremendous mining operation. Following a signed peace contract in 2001, the difficulty eventually led to December 2005, lower than the auspices of the United countries. in this time Australia's involvement shifted from behind-the-scenes peacemaking, to armed peacekeeping intervention, and eventually to a longer-term unarmed nearby peacekeeping operation. Granted complete entry to all appropriate executive records, Bob Breen recounts the Australian tale from judgements made in Canberra to the making plans and behavior of operations.

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