John McCarthy AO
Former Australian Diplomat
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Australia-Vietnam: An Ambassador’s Reflection
In a speech to an Australia-Vietnam forum, John McCarthy, who served as ambassador to Vietnam between 1981 and 1983, reflects on the historical trajectory of 50 years of official diplomatic relations.
What the Voice Means for Australia’s Reputation
The outcome of the Voice referendum will affect Australia’s reputation – a fact voters should consider, writes John McCarthy.
What Australia Needs from Indonesia
Australia-Indonesia Relations have enjoyed rare stability in recent years. But John McCarthy writes Australia needs much more – a strong and activist Indonesia that contributes to a multipolar region.
Time to Heed the Global South
Listening to the concerns of the Global South and crafting policies to respond to them is in Australia’s strategic interest, writes John McCarthy.
Vietnam’s Pragmatic Balancing Act
When the Prime Minister visits Hanoi this weekend, John McCarthy argues he will find a Vietnam focused on achieving a pragmatic balance in its foreign policy.