Cold War and Decolonisation: Australia’s Policy towards Britain’s End of Empire in Southeast Asia

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Forthcoming May 2017

By Andrea Benvenuti

Australia’s policy towards Britain’s end of empire in Southeast Asia influenced the course of this decolonization in the region. In this book, Andrea Benvenuti discusses the development of Australia’s foreign and defence policies towards Malaya and Singapore in light of the redefinition of Britain’s imperial role in Southeast Asia and the formation of new post-colonial states. Placed within the emerging literature on the global impact of the Cold War, the book sheds new light on the choices made – by Australia, by Britain and the new emerging states – in these crucial years.


Andrea Benvenuti is a senior lecturer in International Relations and European Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia.


Publication Year: 2017
320 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-981-4722-19-3, Paperback

NUS Press