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Grant Wyeth

Grant Wyeth

Grant Wyeth is a Melbourne-based political analyst specializing in Australia and the Pacific, India and Canada.

Grant Wyeth researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne; working on issues across the Indo-Pacific, with specialty interests in Australia, the South Pacific, India, and Canada.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat his analysis has also been published by World Politics Review, 9 Dash Line, and foreign affairs publications attached to The Lowy Institute, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He has published in mainstream news outlets The Age, The Guardian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Inside Story. He has also been a contributor to the Pacific Beat program on Radio Australia.

Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from La Trobe University, and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne.

He tweets @grantwyeth

Posts by Grant Wyeth
September 09, 2020

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute

By Grant Wyeth
The question of recognizing China vs. Taiwan has been weaponized in a long-standing dispute between Malaita and the central Solomon Islands government.

August 31, 2020

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 
August 21, 2020

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
U.S. President Donald Trump’s style of politics has infected Australia’s Liberal Party.

August 05, 2020

The Importance of Internalizing Feminism in Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
A successful foreign policy will always begin at home.

July 27, 2020

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is supporting its ally, but it still has serious reservations about the Trump administration's chaotic approach to China.

July 15, 2020

Will India Invite Australia to the Malabar Naval Exercise?

By Grant Wyeth
After years of wariness, concerns about provoking Beijing just don’t hold the same weight in New Delhi as they once did.
July 09, 2020

Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?

By Grant Wyeth
This week, Canberra issued a travel warning that Australians could face “arbitrary detention” in China.

July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 

June 17, 2020

Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation

By Grant Wyeth
A new taskforce underlines Canberra’s efforts to push back again Chinese disinformation, in particular.

June 09, 2020

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington

By Grant Wyeth
With its eyes on China, the United States seeks to reaffirm its presence in the western Pacific.

May 27, 2020

What Changes in Hong Kong Could Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Countries like Australia need to prepare themselves for the consequences of the shifting reality in Hong Kong.
May 14, 2020

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government would likely be very wary of such a development, should it occur. 

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