Associate Professor Andrea Benvenuti
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Andrea Benvenuti

Laurea in Political Science and International Studies (University of Florence, Italy)

MA by research (Monash University, Australia),

D.Phil in International Relations (Oxford University, UK)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Andrea Benvenuti is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

He is currently working on three book projects: the first focuses on India's foreign policy in the 1950s and early 1960s. The second is a collaborative project that examines the role and impact/influence of Western military power and strategic foreign policy in the ordering and re-ordering of Asia between 1919  and 1989. The third one is a collaborative project that studies China's foreign policy behaviour from 1949 to the present.

 

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Location
room 146, 1st floor, Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2017
    Benvenuti A, 2017, Cold War and Decolonisation Australia's Policy Towards Britain's End of Empire in Southeast Asia
    Books | 2015
    Winand P; Benvenuti A; Guderzo M, 2015, The external relations of the European Union: Historical and contemporary perspectives, http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0352-6497-5
    Books | 2008
    Benvenuti A, 2008, Anglo-Australian Relations and the `Turn to Europe`, 1961-72, Original, Boydell & Brewer, London and New York
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Benvenuti A, 2020, 'Taiwan and the Great Powers', in The Taiwan Issue: Problems and Prospects, Routledge, London, pp. 40 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429319082
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Benvenuti A, 2020, 'Taiwan and the Great Powers', in The Taiwan Issue: Problems and Prospects, Routledge, London, pp. 43 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429319082
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Benvenuti A, 2018, 'The US and Asia: The Evolving Strategic Context', in Handbook on the United States in Asia Managing Hegemonic Decline, Retaining Influence in the Trump Era, Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-on-the-united-states-in-asia
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Benvenuti A, 2018, 'US Diplomacy in Asia', in Handbook on the United States in Asia Managing Hegemonic Decline, Retaining Influence in the Trump Era, Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-on-the-united-states-in-asia
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Benvenuti A, 2016, 'US relations with the PRC after the Cold War', in tan A (ed.), Handbook of US-China Relations, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham (UK), pp. 62 - 79
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Benvenuti A, 2016, 'US relations with the PRC during the Cold War', in Tan ATH (ed.), Handbook of US-China Relations, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham (UK), pp. 44 - 61
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Benvenuti A, 2015, 'Australia, the «Messina Initiative» and the Establishment of the EEC, 1955-1958', in Benvenuti A; Winand P; Guderzo M (ed.), The External Relations of the European Union, P.I.E. Lang, Brussels, pp. 57 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0352-6497-5
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Benvenuti A, 2015, 'The International Relations of East Asia in a Historical Perspective', in Security and Conflict in East Asia, Routledge, pp. 15 - 23
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Benvenuti A; Guderzo M, 2015, 'The EU in International Affairs: A global Actor Sui Generis', in Benvenuti A; Winand P; Guderzo M (ed.), The External Relations of the European Union, P.I.E. Lang, Brussels, pp. 13 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0352-6497-5
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Benvenuti A; Murray P, 2013, 'EU-Australia Relations', in Christiansen T; Kirchner E; Murray PB (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Palgrave MacMillan
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Benvenuti A, 2009, 'Five Power Defence Arrangement and the Early Development of ASEAN', in Jones DM; Arnakim LY (ed.), Regionalism and Political Development in Southeast Asia, edn. Original, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 5 - 23
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Benvenuti A, 2007, 'Australia`s Policy towards South Asia after 9/11', in Ungerer C (ed.), Australian Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 200 - 226
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, 'Britain’s Entry into the EEC as a Strategic Problem in British-Australian Relations, 1961-1967', in Varsori A (ed.), Inside the European Community: Actors and Policies in the European Integration from the Rome Treaties to the Creation of the `Snake?, edn. Original, Nomos, Baden-Baden
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Benvenuti A; Ward S, 2005, 'Britain, Europe and the “Other Quiet Revolution” in Canada', in Buckner P (ed.), Canada and the End of Empire, edn. Original, British Columbia University, Vancouver
  • Edited Books | 2016
    Tan AT, (ed.), 2016, Handbook of US-China Relations, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781784715731
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Benvenuti A, 2022, 'Much Ado about Little: The Whitlam Government and Australia’s Engagement with Soitheast Asia', Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 33, pp. 493 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2022.2113257
    Journal articles | 2022
    Benvenuti A, 2022, 'Nehru’s Bandung moment: India and the convening of the 1955 Asian-African conference', India Review, vol. 21, pp. 153 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14736489.2022.2080489
    Journal articles | 2020
    Benvenuti A, 2020, 'Constructing Peaceful Coexistence: Nehru’s Approach to Regional Security and India’s Rapprochement with Communist China in the Mid-1950s', Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 31, pp. 91 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2020.1721063
    Journal articles | 2019
    Benvenuti A; Jones DM, 2019, 'With Friends like these: Australia, the United States, and Southeast Asian Détente', Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 21, pp. 27 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jcws_a_00876
    Journal articles | 2018
    Benvenuti A, 2018, 'Australia’s relations with the European Community in a historical perspective: an elusive partnership', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 72, pp. 194 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2018.1453476
    Journal articles | 2017
    Benvenuti A, 2017, 'Between myth and reality: the euro crisis and the downfall of Silvio Berlusconi', Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 22, pp. 512 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1354571X.2017.1350027
    Journal articles | 2016
    Benvenuti A, 2016, 'Italy, the Monti government and the euro crisis (2011-12)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, vol. 8, pp. 80 - 95, http://anzjes.org/index.php/component/content/article/75-anzjes/138-anzjes82
    Journal articles | 2014
    Murray P; Benvenuti A, 2014, 'EU-Australia Relations at Fifty: Reassessing a Troubled Relationship', Australian Journal of Politics & History, vol. 60, pp. 431 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12068
    Journal articles | 2013
    Jones DM; Benvenuti A, 2013, 'Anachronism refuted or irrefutable? A reply to James Cotton', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 67, pp. 243 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2013.774306
    Journal articles | 2012
    Benvenuti A, 2012, 'Australia, the 'Marshall experiment' and the decolonisation of Singapore, 1955-56', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 43, pp. 257 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022463412000057
    Journal articles | 2011
    Benvenuti A, 2011, 'Difficult Partners: Indo-Australian Relations at the Height of the Cold War, 1949-1964', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 57, pp. 53 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01582.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Benvenuti A, 2011, 'Ending "East of Suez": The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 35, pp. 572 - 573, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000299211800026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Benvenuti A, 2011, 'OPPORTUNITY OR CHALLENGE? AUSTRALIA AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, 1959-57', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 51, pp. 297 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8446.2011.00336.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Benvenuti A; Jones DM, 2011, 'Myth and Misrepresentation in Australian Foreign Policy: Menzies and Engagement with Asia', Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 13, pp. 57 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/JCWS_a_00168
    Journal articles | 2010
    Benvenuti A; Dee M, 2010, 'The Five Power Defence Arrangements and the Reappraisal of the British and Australian Policy Interests in Southeast Asia, 1970-75', Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 41, pp. 101 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022463409990270
    Journal articles | 2010
    Benvenuti A; Jones DM, 2010, 'Engaging Southeast Asia? Labor's Regional Mithology and Australia's Military Withdrawal from Singapore and Malaya, 1972-73', Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 12, pp. 32 - 62
    Journal articles | 2009
    Benvenuti A, 2009, 'The British are "Taking to the Boat": Australian Attempts to Forestall Britain's Military Disengagement from Southeast Asia, 1965-1966', DIPLOMACY & STATECRAFT, vol. 20, pp. 86 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09592290902813205
    Journal articles | 2009
    Benvenuti A, 2009, 'The British are “taking to the boat”: Australian Attempts to Forestall Britain’s Military Disengagement from Southeast Asia, 1965-66', Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 20
    Journal articles | 2009
    Benvenuti A, 2009, 'The Heath government and British defence policy in Southeast Asia at the end of empire (1970-71)', Twentieth Century British History, vol. 20, pp. 53 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwn042
    Journal articles | 2007
    Benvenuti A, 2007, 'Facing the Inevitable: Britain`s Entry into the European Community and Australia`s policy', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 53, pp. 251 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2007.00458.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, 'A Parting of the Ways: The British Military Withdrawal from Southeast Asia and its Critical Impact on Anglo-Australian Relations (1965-68)', Contemporary British History, vol. 20
    Journal articles | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, 'Australian Reactions to Britain’s Declining Presence in Southeast Asia, 1955-63', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 34, pp. 407 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03086530600826140
    Journal articles | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, 'Issues in Australian Foreign Policy, July-December 2005', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 52
    Journal articles | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, '“Layin’ Low and Saying Nuffin’”: Australian Policy towards Britain’s Second Bid to Join the European Economic Community (1966-67)', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 46, pp. 155 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8446.2006.00168.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Benvenuti A; Jones DM, 2006, 'Tradition, Myth and the Dilemma of Australian Foreign Policy', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 60, pp. 103 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710500494606
    Journal articles | 2005
    Benvenuti A, 2005, 'Dealing with an Expanding European Community: Australia’s Attitude towards the EC’s First Enlargement', Journal of European Integration History, vol. 11
    Journal articles | 2005
    Benvenuti A, 2005, 'The British Military Withdrawal from Southeast Asia and its Impact on Australia’s Cold War Strategy', Cold War History, vol. 5, pp. 189 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682740500061178
    Journal articles | 2004
    Benvenuti A, 2004, 'Australia’s Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of 9/11’', Gesellschaft fur AustralienStudien Newsletter
  • Working Papers | 2006
    Benvenuti A, 2006, Australia’s Policy towards Britain’s 1970-72 Application to Join the EEC, London Papers in Australian Studies, 14, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2003
    Benvenuti A, 2003, Australia’s Policy towards Britain’s Second Application to the European Economic Community, 1966-67, CERC (Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne) Working Paper Series, 3, http://dx.doi.org
  • Other | 2016
    Benvenuti A, 2016, The Cold War in South Asia: Britain, the United States and the Indian subcontinent, 1945-1965, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2016.1148554
    Other | 2013
    Benvenuti A, 2013, Safe for Decolonisation: The Eisenhower Administration, Britain and Singapore, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhs007
    Other | 2011
    Benvenuti A, 2011, Book Review on L. Pham's Ending “East of Suez”: The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 264 pp. US$99.00, hardcover., Blackwell Publishing Ltd, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2011.628277

National University of Singapore/Singapore Ministry of Education Research Grant (2015-2020)

Current Research Projects

Nehru’s Vision of Regional Order in the early Cold War

This project reassesses the full import of Jawaharlal Nehru’s Cold War strategy and regional policy in the mid-1950s. More specifically, its purpose is to offer a novel perspective on India’s role and influence in reshaping post-1945 Asia at a time when antagonistic visions of regional order clashed over the future character of the Asian state system. While no great power, India was by no means an insignificant player in the Asia of the 1950s and, thus, deserves much greater attention in the scholarly literature on the Cold War.

 

Western Military Power and the Shaping of Asia (1919-89)

This collaborative project sponsored by the National University of Singapore and involving a small international team of 7 international and military historians examines the role and impact/influence of Western military power and strategic foreign policy in the ordering and re-ordering of Asia from the Conference of Versailles in 1919 to the end of the Cold War in 1989. Its novel contribution lies in conceptualising the interplay between Western politico-military presence and activity in Asia, Western aspirations for the shaping of Asia, and the emergence of an Asian states system often unresponsive to Western interests and aims. 

 

China’s Foreign Policy Since 1949: Its Rise as a Great Power

This collaborative project involving three other scholars of China's foreign policy revisits China’s role in the world since the establishment of Mao Zedong’s communist regime in 1949. In so doing, it seeks to understand the impact of China’s rise on its foreign policy and how Beijing has used an array of foreign policy instruments to pursue its expanding national interests internationally

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London)

Member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

My Research Supervision

theses on Australian foreign policy and Burma's foreign policy

My Teaching

I am currently teaching:

ARTS 2817: Diplomacy and Statecraft

ARTS 3783: Great and Emerging Powers

POLS 5129: The Foreign Policies of the Great Powers