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作者 Tarling, Nicholas
書名 Britain and the neutralisation of Laos [electronic resource] / Nicholas Tarling
出版項 Singapore : NUS Press, c2011. (Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2013)
國際標準書號 9789971695866 (electronic bk.)
9789971695033 (pbk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xiii, 516 p.)
附註 Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-508) and index
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
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
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鏈接 Print version: 9971695030 9789971695033
主題 International Conference on the Settlement of the Laotian Question (1961-1962 : Geneva, Switzerland)
Cold War
Neutrality -- Laos -- History -- 20th century
Laos -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia
Laos -- Foreign relations
Electronic books
Alt Author Project Muse
Project Muse
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