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The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations 5 Volume Set: The Good Neighbour: Australian Peace Support ... in the Pacific Islands 1980–2006: Volume 5

The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations 5 Volume Set: The Good Neighbour: Australian Peace Support ... in the Pacific Islands 1980–2006: Volume 5

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Bob Breen
Cambridge University Press, 7/15/2016
EAN 9781107019713, ISBN10: 1107019710

Hardcover, 648 pages, 24.5 x 17 x 4 cm
Language: English

The Good Neighbour explores the Australian government's efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006. It tells the story of the deployment of Australian diplomatic, military and policing resources at a time when neighbouring governments were under pressure from political violence and civil unrest. The main focus of this volume is Australian peacemaking and peacekeeping in response to the Bougainville Crisis, a secessionist rebellion that began in late 1988 with the sabotage of a major mining operation. Following a signed peace agreement in 2001, the crisis finally ended in December 2005, under the auspices of the United Nations. During this time Australia's involvement shifted from behind-the-scenes peacemaking, to armed peacekeeping intervention, and finally to a longer-term unarmed regional peacekeeping operation. Granted full access to all relevant government files, Bob Breen recounts the Australian story from decisions made in Canberra to the planning and conduct of operations.

Part I. Pacific War to the Bougainville Crisis, 1942–90
1. Setting the scene
Australian security and aid policies in the Pacific Islands, 1942–90
2. Standing by Vanuatu in 1980 and 1988
3. Testing Australian peacemaking
Fiji coups, 1987
4. Intervention? The beginnings of the Bougainville crisis, 1989
Part II. The Bougainville Crisis, 1990–7
5. Facilitating Tok Tok, 1990–3
6. Giving peace a chance
Australian peacemaking and peacekeeping in 1994
7. Enough is enough
from Cairns to Sandline, 1995–7
Part III. Australian Intervention in Bougainville
8. New Zealand joins in
designing and deploying the Truce Monitoring Group in 1997
9. Smiling and waving
establishing truce monitoring, December 1997–February 1998
10. Selling Lincoln
finding a peace to keep, January–April 1998
11. Setting precedents
establishing peace-monitoring operations in 1998
12. Getting the political focus right
PMG contributions to negotiations in 1999
13. Trying to leave
reducing ADF support to the PMG, October 1999–May 2001
14. From offstage to centre stage
securing the guns, part 1
1998–2002
15. Trying to finish the job
securing guns, part 2
June 2002–June 2003
16. Mission accomplished? Peacemaking and peacekeeping in Bougainville, 1988–2003
Part IV. Australia's Interventions in Solomon Islands
17. From peacemaking to peacekeeping
Australia and the troubled Solomon Islands, 1997–2000
18. A futile exercise
the International Peace Monitoring Team in Solomon Islands, 2000–2
19. The path to intervention
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands 2003
20. The circuit breaker
RAMSI Intervention, July–December 2003
21. Security for capacity-building
RAMSI, 2004–5
22. Back into the streets
the Honiara riots, April 2006
23. Back to the waters off Fiji
Operation Quickstep, 2006
24. Monarchy under pressure
responding to civil unrest in Tonga, November 2006
Conclusion.