subject: History of Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia since 1815 Reading: “East Tim
subject: History of Southeast Asia: Southeast Asia since 1815
“East Timor Revisited,” National Security Archive Briefing Book #62 – Read “The New Evidence,” “Background,” and Document #4 (paras 39-51). http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB62/
These papers are intended to help you engage with the readings and to consider their relation to the larger historical themes and questions we are considering. Rather than summarizing what the texts say, then, you are expected to think analytically about some of the following questions:
Why is this text significant?
How does the text relate to others you have read in the course?
How does the text help us think about the given subject for the week?
How does the text help us think about broader themes in the course?
What questions does the text raise for you?