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Grant Wyeth

Grant is a writer and political analyst. His background is in political philosophy and development theory, and combined with his work in the digital industry, he pursues an interest in the impact of technological innovation on evolving human interaction and economic opportunity.

He has previously lived in London, Montreal and a town in the Indian state of Kerala called Palakkad, but he currently lives in Melbourne where he is undertaking a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He tweets at @grantwyeth.
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
June 16, 2017
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
The constitutional change is aimed at avoiding religious unrest.
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
June 05, 2017
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement is deeply concerning to leaders in the Pacific.
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
May 17, 2017
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
May 10, 2017
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
More than 60 years after hosting British nuclear tests, Canberra is extending benefits to veterans who were exposed.
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017
The French Election in the Pacific
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.
The French Election in the Pacific
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
April 27, 2017
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
April 26, 2017
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
Canberra is intent on seeing the controversial coal mine through.
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
April 11, 2017
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Australia’s prime minister hopes to emphasize the wealth of opportunities between the two countries in his 4-day trip.
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
March 28, 2017
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A former prime minister urged Fiji to better acknowledge its past, especially the 40 years indentured Indian labor.
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
March 08, 2017
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Australia has called all of its current diplomatic heads of mission home to help craft a new foreign policy white paper.
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
February 28, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Australia's relations with Israel are a balance between developing strong ties and managing moral quandaries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
February 16, 2017
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
February 09, 2017
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Wang Yi's trip to Australia shows ever-closer ties between the two countries.
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
January 31, 2017
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
Australia seeks critical clarifications on the impact of U.S. President Trump's recent executive order.
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
January 11, 2017
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Terminating the CMATS treaty is a first step, but negotiating a median line boundary will be more difficult
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
January 07, 2017
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
Opportunity in Australia is increasingly concentrated in two cities, leaving much of the country behind.
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
December 13, 2016
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
English has been the architect of many of New Zealand’s successful policies. Now he steps to the front.
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
December 07, 2016
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
Julie Bishop will visit the Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu over the course of two days.
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
November 30, 2016
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
Holiday visa holders will face a 15 percent tax, rather than a 32.5 percent tax; impact will take time to judge.
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
November 17, 2016
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
Putting "Australia First" by pushing to restrict high-skilled immigration could undermine Australia’s prosperity.
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
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