Coral Bell was Australia’s premier expert on alliance politics during and after the Cold War. Former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson’s famous book title,Present at the Creation, applies equally to this remarkable Australian figure who was both a practitioner in and pundit on this subject.¹ She was ‘in the room’ as an officer with Australia’s Department of External Affairs when the ANZUS (Australia New Zealand United States) Treaty was signed in San Francisco on 1 September 1951.
|Title of host publication
|Power and International Relations: Essays in Honour of Coral Bell
|Desmond Ball and Sheryn Lee
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2014