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dc.contributor.authorBellamy, Alex
dc.description.abstractSuccessive Australian governments have expressed pride at the country’s record in international peacekeeping. Australia has participated in 39 United Nations peacekeeping operations (UN PKO) and 16 non-UN missions. Australia participated in the very first observation mission conducted under the auspices of the UN: the 1947 diplomatic observer mission in Indonesia.1 During the Cold War, it made a significant contribution to PKO in the Middle East (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization [UNTSO]). As the Cold War came to an end, the Australian government—inspired by its activist foreign minister, Gareth Evans—began to view its role in the world in terms of good international citizenship. In quick succession, it provided leadership to the UN mission in Cambodia (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia [UNTAC]) and made significant contributions to United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM II), United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) (former Yugoslavia), and United Nations Assistance Missions for Rwanda (UNAMIR II). A change of government and the more general global retreat from UN peacekeeping brought this era to a close in the mid-1990s.2 After this time, Australia’s only major contribution of troops to UN peacekeeping was to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) in Timor-Leste.
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleAsia-Pacific Nations in International Peace Support and Stability Missions
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.titleAustralia and International Peacekeeping: Policies, Institutions, and Doctrines
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
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gro.griffith.authorBellamy, Alex J.

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