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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 Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, The Lowy Interpreter, Quillette, Inside Story, and foreign affairs publications attached to Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.  As well as in mainstream news outlets The Age, The Guardian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið.

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
February 26, 2021

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
A drastic cultural shift is required not only within the parliament, but throughout the entire country.

February 18, 2021

Should Australia Also Designate the Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization?

By Grant Wyeth
There has always been a considerable overlap between white supremacy and male supremacy, and male supremacy is a national security threat.
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.

January 27, 2021

Musingku: Bougainville’s ‘Royal’ Pyramid Scheme Problem

By Grant Wyeth
A self-declared king presents a unique problem for the Autonomous Bougainville Government as it moves toward independence.

January 12, 2021

After Trump, Can Australia Trust the United States?

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra long assumed it could work with any party in Washington – but is that still true after Trump?

January 06, 2021

The Worrying Geopolitical Implications of Australia’s Antarctic Airport Plan

By Grant Wyeth
Beyond environmental questions, the project’s long term and more troubling impact may be the altering of the political conditions on the frozen continent.
December 31, 2020

Is Vietnam a Promising Economic Partner for Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A market the size of China’s is almost impossible to replace, but Australia can look elsewhere in Asia for a promising emerging economy.

December 21, 2020

Can Australian Media Find the Right Balance?

By Grant Wyeth
Media outlets can easily get drawn into a game of creating “false balance” between warring political tribes. 

December 09, 2020

Why Can’t Australia Just Trust the Market on Climate Change?

By Grant Wyeth
Renewable energy technologies have become better and cheaper, but Australia’s politics haven’t embraced the energy market’s transition.

November 30, 2020

Can Australia and India Effectively Partner for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out?

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is well-positioned to help roll-out a COVID-19 vaccine across the Pacific and Southeast Asia; India’s vaccine manufacturing capability would be a huge boost to that effort.

November 16, 2020

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change

By Grant Wyeth
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended an invitation to Biden to travel to Fiji in August 2021 for the Pacific Islands Forum.
November 03, 2020

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
Despite all the positive advances New Zealand has achieved, the prevalence of violence against women and children remains a persistent scourge.

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