John McCarthy AO
Former Australian Diplomat
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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.
Modi's Summit Win
While the focus of last week’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting was on China and Russia, it was India’s Prime Minister Modi that was the quiet winner, writes John McCarthy.
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.