This Note, part of a study on security trends in the South Pacific, is based on library sources, interviews, and observations the author made during a week spent in Tonga in March 1988. It touches on Tongan politics and economic conditions, and focuses on a reform group in Tonga that is likely to become quite strong in coming years. An appendix presents a paper on Tonga in the 1990s by a Tongan citizen, Professor Futa Helu, who delivered it at the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs in May 1985.
Tanham, George K., The Kingdom of Tonga. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1988. https://www.rand.org/pubs/notes/N2779.html. Also available in print form.
Tanham, George K., The Kingdom of Tonga, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, N-2779-OSD, 1988. As of September 08, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/notes/N2779.html