John McCarthy AO
Former Australian Diplomat
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Ukraine War One Year On: The Lessons for Australia
The global and regional tensions highlighted by the war in Ukraine requires Australia to adjust its diplomacy. John McCarthy argues this calls for deepening dialogue with the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the Global South.
The Master Diplomat Richard Woolcott
Richard Woolcott left a legacy that all modern diplomats could emulate, writes John McCarthy.
Vietnam: The Purge
Vietnam is in the throes of a Communist Party and national leadership upheaval that could have long-term implications for the direction of politics and the economy writes John McCarthy.
The Continuing Search for Balance
The Albanese government must ensure it strikes the right balance in managing the two pillars of Australia’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific – deterrence and engagement, writes John McCarthy.
Anthony Albanese can set the right tone in Asian relations
Nine days of international summitry will be an important test of the Prime Minister’s low-key listening style, writes John McCarthy and Anthony Milner.