John McCarthy AO
Former Australian Diplomat
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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.
The Strategic Illusion of India
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to visit Australia this week, John McCarthy writes Canberra should put grunt into the bilateral relationship – but in doing so maintain patience and realistic expectations over what can be achieved from closer ties.
On the Loss of a Great Foreign Policy Thinker
Australia lost one of its finest foreign policy thinkers with the death of Allan Gyngell this week, writes John McCarthy.
Preventing the new Cold War Becoming Hot
John McCarthy writes there is no doubt that we're entering a new Cold War. The challenge is how to prevent it turning hot.