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Eisenhower and CambodiaDiplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War$
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William J. Rust

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167428

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.001.0001

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“Time for Further Maneuvers” (1955)

“Time for Further Maneuvers” (1955)

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(p.59) 3 “Time for Further Maneuvers” (1955)
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Eisenhower and Cambodia
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William J. Rust

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.003.0003

A major topic in this chapter is India’s relations with Cambodia in 1955. India chaired the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICC), a politically balanced group established in Geneva to monitor compliance with the Indochina accords. To Sihanouk’s fury, the ICC concerned itself with issues that he considered internal and extraneous to the Geneva agreement. He was also disturbed by Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s efforts to promote reconciliation with Son Ngoc Thanh. Sihanouk’s anger, however, neither diminished his respect for Nehru nor his gratitude for India’s diplomatic recognition of Cambodia. Sihanouk’s weeklong goodwill trip to India in March 1955 was an inflection point in his and Cambodia’s move toward neutrality in the cold war. One month later, at the Asian–African Conference in Bandung, Indonesia, Sihanouk publicly confirmed that Cambodia had joined other neutral nations. By his declarations of neutrality in India and Bandung, he had embarked on a hazardous geopolitical journey, navigating between the cold-war combatants with his own idiosyncratic brand of balance-of-power diplomacy.

Keywords:   Indian–Cambodian relations, International Commission for Supervision and Control, Jawaharlal Nehru, Asian–African Conference in Bandung

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