Review: “The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969: The Anatomy of Betrayal” – John Saltford

John Saltford’s “The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969: The Anatomy of Betrayal” provides an outstanding analysis of the failure of the United Nations to implement the 1962 New York Agreement. Moreover, although the main interest of the Saltford is not the right of peoples to self-determination under international law, it is impossible to examine the New York Agreement without reference … Continue reading Review: “The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969: The Anatomy of Betrayal” – John Saltford

(OLDIE!) Review: “West Papua: The Obliteration of a People” – Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

(This is an OLDIE – an old review from years ago! My views and opinions might have changed since then.) Although I had heard of Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua, the Western half of the island of New Guinea, mostly through a few rap/hip-hop songs I listen to, I wasn’t as familiar with it as I was, say, Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor. “West Papua: … Continue reading (OLDIE!) Review: “West Papua: The Obliteration of a People” – Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

Review: “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” – Awet Tewelde Weldemichael

Professor Awet Tewelde Weldemichael’s “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” offers an excellent and unique analysis of Third World ‘secondary colonialism’ — when former colonial territories, namely Ethiopia and Indonesia, become themselves the colonizers, in this case of Eritrea and East Timor, respectively. Weldemichael’s primary object of investigation is how the liberation movements in Eritrea and East Timor adapted … Continue reading Review: “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” – Awet Tewelde Weldemichael