By Robert C. Bone

contemplating its significance the dispute among Indonesia and the Netherlands over Western New Guinea (Irian Barat) has got little scholarly awareness. hugely tendentious therapy has characterised so much writing in regards to the factor, and people who might search an entire and unvarnished account were little recommended. In as far as the click has been considering the matter, its awareness has been mostly thinking about U.N. debates and on present statements via the spokesmen of the international locations concerned. mild attempt has been made both through newshounds or through those that have professed a extra scholarly method of dig into the correct ancient history or to offer any complete account of the modern components which form this problem.

In what's the first significant examine of the dispute, Dr. Robert C. Bone has to a outstanding measure offset those deficiencies. His document is via some distance the main vast and thorough but to seem, and it's the precursor to a significantly extra accomplished monograph in this topic to be published in 1960. Having a considerable wisdom of the trendy background and modern politics of Indonesia and the Netherlands, with at the least years of place of dwelling in every one of those international locations and a command of either their languages, and having dedicated years of sustained study to the matter of Western New Guinea, he's maybe uniquely certified to put in writing this examine. – George McT. Kahin

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Prior to embarking on an educational occupation Robert C. Bone served as Political Officer within the American Embassy within the Hague from 1947 to 1949 and as Senior Political Officer within the American Embassy in Djakarta from 1951 to 1953. In 1954 he resigned from the international provider and entered Cornell college as a fellow in its Southeast Asia application. From January via September 1956 he conducted examine within the Netherlands below a fellowship from the Ford origin. He obtained his Ph.D. measure from Cornell collage in 1957, and has considering then been Assistant Professor within the division of Political technological know-how at Tulane University.

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