The Diplomat  |  Author

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 PolicyWorld Politics ReviewThe Lowy InterpreterEU ObserverMelbourne Asia ReviewInside 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 previously wrote the weekly newsletter for Australian Foreign Affairs magazine. Presently he is an editor at Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue. and writes a weekly newsletter and periodic essays on his Substack: International Blue.

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 29, 2023

What Difference Can Australian Development Assistance Make?

By Grant Wyeth
As a wealthy country in a developing region, Australia can and should do more to assist its regional neighbors in developing. 

September 26, 2023

What the Canada-India Rift Means for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The present state of India-Canada relations is something that Canberra is keen to avoid.
September 19, 2023

Why the Indigenous ‘Voice’ Has Proved a Tough Sell in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The last federal election was a vote against instability, not for any great positive vision. The public resistance to the proposed Voice to Parliament reflects that dynamic.

August 30, 2023

Australian Lawmakers Tinker Around Hague Convention Flaws

By Grant Wyeth
With only minor attempts to address the Hague Convention’s flaws, Australia’s rhetoric on seriously addressing domestic abuse rings hollow. 

August 28, 2023

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

By Grant Wyeth
West Papua’s independence movement again failed to obtain MSG membership, highlighting members’ competing strategic interests. 

August 18, 2023

Where Does Gender Equality Fit Into Australia’s Development Policy?

By Grant Wyeth
Clearly articulating gender-based violence as the world’s primary security problem is necessary to properly address it. 
August 10, 2023

Is This the Australian Government’s Marshall Plan?

By Marc Purcell and Grant Wyeth
The Albanese government announced its new International Development Policy which aims to create the foundations for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific. 

July 31, 2023

Australia Moves Toward Vote on a Voice for First Nations People

By Grant Wyeth
No date has been announced for the referendum yet, but the decision has critical ramifications not just for First Nations people in Australia but Canberra’s international reputation.

July 24, 2023

Multinational Talisman Sabre Exercises Underway

By Grant Wyeth
This year's iteration of the exercise burnishes Canberra’s credentials as a creative middle power with significant cooperative reach across the Indo-Pacific.

July 11, 2023

What China’s Ethnic Nationalism Means for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Protecting its citizens from the CCP’s extraterritorial reach will be a major test of the resilience of Australia’s liberal democracy. 

June 30, 2023

Australia Works to Combat Modern Slavery

By Grant Wyeth
Modern slavery ranges from debt bondage and forced child labor to sexual exploitation.
June 29, 2023

From Myanmar and Bangladesh to Ukraine, Australia Announces New Assistance Packages 

By Grant Wyeth
Ukraine dominates the media landscape in a way that Myanmar's civil war and the refugee crisis in Bangladesh don’t. 

Page 1 of 24