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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.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat his analysis has also been published by a range of outlets including Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, The Lowy Interpreter, EU Observer, Melbourne Asia Review, Quillette, Inside Story and foreign affairs publications attached to Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
He is formerly an academic researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, and 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
November 28, 2022

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections

By Grant Wyeth
The result confirmed that the Labor Party’s chief rival, the Liberal Party, is now deeply unpopular in the state.

November 25, 2022

Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?

By Grant Wyeth
To resist bullying is only “hawkish” if you sympathize with the bullies.
November 11, 2022

The Case for Pursing Trilingualism in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
It may be a massive leap for Australia to jump beyond its current linguistic lassitude, but the increasingly difficult strategic terrain requires Canberra to think big and be bold. 

October 24, 2022

Cricket Brings out Melbourne’s Vibrant South Asian Community

By Grant Wyeth
Over 90,000 people packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch a cricket game between India and Pakistan.

October 18, 2022

The Power of Australia’s Pleasantly Boring Politics

By Grant Wyeth
It turns out the protection of liberal democracy doesn't need to be passionate and stirring; it may instead just need to be temperate and competent. 

October 11, 2022

Why Australia Needs Immigration Reform

By Grant Wyeth
Immigration is one of the primary tools Australia has at its disposal to become a more secure, more prosperous, and more influential country.
September 28, 2022

Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Grant Wyeth
The new government is fulfilling its election commitment to establish a First Nations Foreign Policy. 

September 26, 2022

Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra now seeks to play a leading diplomatic role in the global effort to cut carbon emissions, but actions are more important than words.

September 15, 2022

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?

By Grant Wyeth
From Indonesian concerns to possible overreliance on an unpredictable U.S., Australia’s nuclear submarine ambitions present plenty of challenges.

September 09, 2022

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage

By Grant Wyeth
Enhancing the skills and opportunities for each individual person in Australia – as well as those who wish to make Australia their home – is the bedrock on which Australia’s security is built. 

September 01, 2022

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

By Grant Wyeth
In playing China off against Australia and other allies Sogavare is engaged in a fairly rational game of maximizing the number of resources Solomon Islands can secure.
August 15, 2022

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority

By Grant Wyeth
Sydney has the second least affordable housing market in the world, and it’s not much better elsewhere in the country.

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