Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards has published extensively, mainly on the history of Australian foreign and defence policy, policy-making and policy-makers. As the Official Historian, Peter was general editor of the nine-volume Official History of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 (Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam) and author of the volumes dealing with strategy and diplomacy, Crises and Commitments (1992) and A Nation at War (1997). He is also the author of Australia and the Vietnam War (2014), Arthur Tange: Last of the Mandarins (2006), and Prime Ministers and Diplomats (1983); editor of Australia Through American Eyes (1977) and Defence Policy-Making: A Close-Up View (2008); co-author of A School with a View (2010); and co-editor of Facing North (vol. 2, 2003). He played a major role in establishing the series of Documents on Australian Foreign Policy.