Professor Peter Edwards recently wrote an article for Australian Strategic Policy Institute: The Strategist, titled “From the Bookshelf: 75 Years of Australian Foreign Policy”.
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. Peter’s publications have been awarded the Queensland Premier’s Prize for History, the WA Premier’s Book Award for Non-Fiction, the Colin Roderick Award and H.T. Priestley Medal, the George Watson Prize and a short-listing for the National Biography Award. 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.