Professor Peter Edwards recently reviewed new publication The Secret Cold War (John Blaxland and Rhys Crawley) for The Weekend Australian (31 December 2016). This is the third volume of the Official History of ASIO. Professor Edwards’ reviews of the previous two volumes were also published in the Weekend Australian in 2014 and 2015.
Professor Edwards has published extensively in the history of Australian foreign and defence policies. As the Official Historian of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948–1975, he was the author of the volumes dealing with politics, strategy and diplomacy, Crises and Commitments (1992) and A Nation at War (1997), and general editor of the nine-volume Official History. He is a Member of the Order of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and a former Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.