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Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942

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Allan Gyngell

Allan Gyngell was Director-General of ONA, the Australian government’s central intelligence assessment agency, from 2009 to 2013. That followed six years as founding executive director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He was foreign …

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Praise for Fear of Abandonment

‘Gyngell has an important message for today’s policymakers: he has produced a work that is ‘‘prologue, not prediction’’. Its purpose is not to respond to the latest hypothesis about Australia’s foreign policy but to provide the tools to better understand the context from which the present has emerged.’ —James Curran, the Australian

‘This book is essential reading for anyone—whether parliamentarian, official, academic, or engaged citizen—who wants to understand, and perhaps to influence, how Australia interacts with the rest of the world.’ —Peter Edwards, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

‘This is a much-needed book; one hopes it will inspire and inform new generations of Australian diplomats ready and willing to take up Gyngell’s challenge for an even bigger, bolder Australian foreign policy.’ —Professor Michael Wesley, Australian Institute of International Affairs