Resolving the conflict in Aceh : the efforts of the Indonesian government to deal with the separatist threat from the free Aceh movement (GAM)
Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
This dissertation provides a historical analysis of the Aceh conflict through the theoretical lens of Andre Beaufre 's concept of direct and indirect strategies. It shows that the Suharto Government adopted a direct strategy, while the B.J. Habibie, Abdurrahman Wahid and Megawati Soekarnoputri Governments that followed attempted to apply some form of indirect strategy but did not succeed due to a combination of factors including the absence of political will, lack of support from key interest groups such as the Indonesian military, and unfavourable circumstances on the ground.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Nanyang Technological University