Articles by: "John McCarthy"
Putting ANZUS in its place

During the Cold War, we were good allies to the Americans. Our presence in Korea and Vietnam was testament to our bona fides. But prime ministers Whitlam, Fraser, Keating and Hawke all had security policy …

Australia and the South China Sea

Lately, we Australians have had plenty to say about the South China Sea. The discussants fall into two broad groups. The first group subscribes closely to the perspectives of the United States Pacific Command and …

Australia and Indonesia: hard times ahead

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will leave most Australians dismayed by President Joko Widodo’s refusal of clemency, angered by the clumsy, ugly execution process and jaundiced by the attitudes of a number …