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100 1  Tarling, Nicholas 
245 10 Britain and the neutralisation of Laos|h[electronic 
       resource] /|cNicholas Tarling 
260    Singapore :|bNUS Press,|cc2011.|e(Baltimore, Md. :
       |fProject Muse,|g2013) 
300    1 online resource (xiii, 516 p.) 
500    Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-508) and index
505 0  List of abbreviations -- Preface -- Introduction -- The 
       return of the control commission -- The agreement on a 
       conference -- The co-chairmen's message -- The opening of 
       the Geneva Conference --The Zurich Agreement -- The future
       role of the co-chairmen -- The princes' meeting in Geneva 
       -- Theinvolvement of the Thais -- The conclusion of the 
       negotiations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index 
520    The Geneva conference on Laos of 1961-1962, which Britain 
       helped initiate and bring to a conclusion, throws light on
       Britain's policy in Southeast Asia during what in some 
       sense may be seen as the last of the decades in which its 
       influence was crucial. This book is the first to make full
       use of the British archives to explore the conference, but
       it also bears on the history of Laos, of Vietnam, and of 
       Southeast Asia generally. The core of the Geneva 
       settlement was the neutralisation of Laos, the United 
       States to strengthen its commitment to Thailand and 
       Vietnam. North Vietnam could accept this result only if it
       allowed continueduse of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which 
       sustained resistance in South Vietnam. Under these 
       circumstances, the agreement on neutralisation, 
       thoughelaborately negotiated, had little chance of 
       success. In the longer term, however, the agreement played
       a part in developing the concept of aneutral Southeast 
       Asia advanced by ASEAN. The book is important for scholars
       in the various fields it touches, including modern 
       Southeast Asian history, the history of Laos, the Vietnam 
       War, the Cold War, and international relations. It will be
       of expecial interest to those studyingBritish policy at a 
       time when Britain was seeking to reduce its commitments 
       while continuingto avert the escalation of the Cold War 
588    Description based on print version record.|aDescription 
       based on print version record 
588    Description based on print version record 
611 20 International Conference on the Settlement of the Laotian 
       Question|d(1961-1962 :|cGeneva, Switzerland) 
650  0 Cold War 
650  0 Neutrality|zLaos|xHistory|y20th century 
651  0 Laos|xPolitics and government|y20th century 
651  0 Great Britain|xForeign relations|zSoutheast Asia 
651  0 Laos|xForeign relations 
655  0 Electronic books 
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776 08 |iPrint version:|z9971695030|z9789971695033 
856 40 |zFull text available: |uhttp://muse.jhu.edu/books/
       9789971695866/