The Gatekeepers of Australian Foreign Policy 1950-1966, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, 2015
Analyses the role of, and networks between, important individuals, elected and in the bureaucracy, as they influenced the direction of Australian foreign policy during this delicate period. Shows how
the Menzies Government developed new foreign policies, encouraged a particular style of diplomacy and helped to establish a new Cold War attitude towards Australian international affairs. This period saw growing interest from politicians, diplomats and academics in developing new types of foreign policy analysis about communism in South East Asia, or the Cold War in general. (blurb)
The book is reviewed for Honest History by Derek Abbott.