John McCarthy AO
Former Australian Diplomat
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There is more for Australia to do in Sri Lanka than stop the boats
Australia’s influence in Sri Lanka might be small, but it has a useful role to play in resolving entwined political and economic crises, writes John McCarthy.
All politics is local – until it isn't
Nancy Pelosi’s unwise visit to Taiwan is unlikely to see US-China competition veer out of control, but it will leave a damaging legacy writes John McCarthy.
The international prime minister
Anthony Albanese is right to be taking time to meet key international leaders in his early days, writes John McCarthy. But he faces a bigger task at home to create awareness of the growing challenges Australia faces in its immediate region.
Marvin, what do we do now?
As new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese heads to Tokyo for a summit of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue leaders, John McCarthy writes he needs to base his international polices on two broad “mindsets”.
The Perils of an Atlantic Outlook
Australia’s embrace of a western – and European – outlook on the war in Ukraine risks being out of touch with sentiment in our own region, writes John McCarthy.