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ANZUS and the Early Cold War: Strategy and Diplomacy Between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956

ANZUS and the Early Cold War: Strategy and Diplomacy Between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956 Andrew Kelly
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The ANZUS Alliance was a defence arrangement between Australia, New Zealand and the United States that shaped international policy in the aftermath of the Second World War and the early stages of the Cold War. Forged by influential individuals and impacting on global events including the Japanese Peace Treaty, the Korean War and the Suez Crisis, the ANZUS Alliance was a crucial factor in the seismic changes that took place in the second half of the twentieth century.

In this compact and accessible study, Andrew Kelly lays out the tensions that underpinned the formation of the Alliance, as each power sought to extract maximum influence and prestige. He examines how the ANZUS powers worked together (or failed to do so) when responding to massive global events including the rise of the People’s Republic of China and the waning of the British Empire. Kelly comprehensively explores the reasons why Australia and New Zealand disagreed so regularly about mutual security issues, how US global leadership shaped ANZUS, and the British impact on the trilateral relationship, and outlines how these issues set the foundations for today’s world order.

ANZUS and the Early Cold War is essential reading for historians of Australian, New Zealand and American international relations in the twentieth century. Its concise format and readable style will also appeal to general readers interested in the history and foreign policies of these nations, and to anyone who wants to know more about the individual and geopolitical tensions that beset any major alliance.

ANZUS and the Early Cold War: Strategy and Diplomacy Between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956
Andrew Kelly | September 2018
216 | 18 b&w illustrations | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781783744947
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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0141
Categories: BIC: HBJM (Australasian and Pacific history), HBTW (The Cold War), HBLW3 (Postwar 20th century history, from c.1945 to c.2000); BISAC: HIS004000 (HISTORY / Australia & New Zealand), HIS027030 (HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare), HIS027110 (HISTORY / Military / United States), HIS027130 (HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)), HIS037070 (HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century); keywords: history, treaty, nuclear, Pacific, security, foreign policy, alliance; OCLC Number: 1054982750.

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List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Disharmonious Allies

Part One: Origins
1. Defence Problems in the Pacific
2. Japan, ANZAM, and the Bomb
3. Movement Toward an Alliance
4. ANZUS Negotiations

Part Two: ANZUS in Force
5. Post-Treaty Issues
6. Crisis in Southeast Asia
7. A Horrible Dilemma in the Taiwan Straits
8. Suez

List of Illustrations
Andrew Kelly is a lecturer at Charles Darwin University. After completing his PhD from Western Sydney University in 2016, Dr Kelly has written several articles on Australian-New Zealand-American relations during the early Cold War period, including the recent article 'Discordant Allies: Trans-Tasman Relations in the Aftermath of the ANZUS Treaty, 1951–1955' published in the Journal of Australian Studies. He was previously a visiting research fellow at Georgetown University and the Museum of Australian Democracy.