This book is an essential starting point for those who look to a career in foreign and security policy, whether that be as practitioner or academic. The author displays a deep understanding and respect of Australia’s history in the world and the ability to communicate complex issues without undue complication. Allan Gyngell walks the reader through the development of
Australia’s own foreign policy from the Second World War up until early 2017 and does it without self-indulgent prose. And that makes it accessible to anyone who enjoys history or even just a great read.