Nicholas Tarling received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is currently affiliated with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Asia Institute.2008 0-7734-5097-1
Considers British policy during the dispute over “West Papua” between Indonesia and the Netherlands following the collapse of the Suharto regime. Although there are books and theses on American, Australian and Dutch policies, those of the British have remained unexplored. The work looks at the factors that conditioned Britain’s response to the unrest from accommodating its allies to navigating Cold War pressures and the emphasis on decolonization, particularly from the United Nations.