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Grant Wyeth

Grant is a Melbourne-based political analyst focusing on Australia and the Pacific, as well as India and Canada. His background is in political philosophy and development theory, and he holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. He tweets at @grantwyeth.

A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia
September 18, 2019
A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia
The pomp and ceremony provided for him in Canberra this week symbolize a remarkable transformation for Bainimarama.
A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia
Australia and the Case of the Rohingya
September 09, 2019
Australia and the Case of the Rohingya
In a recent visit to Bangladesh, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne took time to tour the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar.
Australia and the Case of the Rohingya
Why Did China Charge an Australian Blogger With Espionage?
August 27, 2019
Why Did China Charge an Australian Blogger With Espionage?
The arrest of Yang will be a test of Canberra's resolve in pushing back against Beijing's use of arbitrary detention.
Why Did China Charge an Australian Blogger With Espionage?
Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?
August 15, 2019
Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?
South Korea’s culture of protest is a reflection of an engaged public.
Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?
Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States
August 12, 2019
Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States
The island states of the Pacific are pivotal to Japan’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.
Japan Keen to Bolster Ties with Pacific Island States
Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
August 07, 2019
Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
This issue forms an important area where Australia is able to align its values to its broader interests in Southeast Asia.
Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Should Australia Be Worried About Chinese Influence on University Campuses?
July 29, 2019
Should Australia Be Worried About Chinese Influence on University Campuses?
Even as Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes come under scrutiny, Hong Kong protest problems spark renewed concerns.
Should Australia Be Worried About Chinese Influence on University Campuses?
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
July 11, 2019
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
Four of six people taken from Vanuatu by Chinese police recently had dual citizenship up until the time Beijing came for them.
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
July 03, 2019
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Tokyo’s resumption of commercial whaling operations highlights a consistent point of tension with whale-loving Canberra.
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
June 26, 2019
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
The new trilateral initiative is an obvious reaction to China’s ambitions, but could still yield important results in the region.
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations
June 19, 2019
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations
While Meng Wanzhou is sure to receive a fair extradition hearing, the situation for 3 Canadians remains much more opaque.
A Bitter Stalemate in Canada-China Relations
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
June 17, 2019
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
The recent environmental approval does little to settle the controversies over the mine's impact.
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
June 10, 2019
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters made recent visits to the Solomon Island and Vanuatu.
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
May 29, 2019
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
Finding a position respectful of Honiara that also maintains Canberra’s strategic desires will require a deft touch.
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
May 17, 2019
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
May 13, 2019
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
Two vessels -- HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle -- docked in Cam Ranh Bay last week for a four day visit.
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister
May 01, 2019
Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister
After a calm election, frustrations flared as Manasseh Sogavare returned, for the fourth time, to the prime ministership.
Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
April 19, 2019
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
With Jokowi likely scoring another term in Indonesia, the bilateral relationship’s direction balances on Australia’s pending polls.
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
A Smooth Solomon Islands Election
April 05, 2019
A Smooth Solomon Islands Election
Although counting continues, it seems that the first post-RAMSI election has been a success.
A Smooth Solomon Islands Election
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
March 30, 2019
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
With extensive maritime zones in the Indian Ocean, Australia and India’s strategic interests continue to converge.
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence
March 14, 2019
Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence
The referendum for Papua New Guinea's eastern region is now set for October. How its outcome will be handled remains unclear.
Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence
India’s Sikh Sensitivities and Canadian Politics
March 08, 2019
India’s Sikh Sensitivities and Canadian Politics
By-elections are usually a local matter, but India was probably watching a recent election in Vancouver.
India’s Sikh Sensitivities and Canadian Politics
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
March 04, 2019
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
The program’s true success will come when wider Australia society begins to feel a greater affinity with Asia.
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
February 26, 2019
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
A declining global population will make the maintenance of Australia’s immigration program the country’s primary strategic asset.
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
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