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Grant Wyeth

Grant is a writer and political analyst. His background is in political philosophy and development theory, and combined with his work in the digital industry, he pursues an interest in the impact of technological innovation on evolving human interaction and economic opportunity.

He has previously lived in London, Montreal and a town in the Indian state of Kerala called Palakkad, but he currently lives in Melbourne where he is undertaking a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He tweets at @grantwyeth.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
October 16, 2017
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
October 06, 2017
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
The OECD’s call is a positive achievement for the Pacific island nation, but also presents new challenges.
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
September 28, 2017
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
September 08, 2017
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
Had the suit gone to court, it would have aired allegations of abuse at Australia’s PNG-based detention facility.
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
August 31, 2017
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
Democratically elected Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva's government was dismissed, seemingly on the advice of the parliament's speaker.
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
August 11, 2017
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
PNG’s loose party politics leads to perpetual government by a series of unstable coalitions.
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
August 02, 2017
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
Will Canberra ditch the British monarchy? The Labor party wants to put it to a vote.
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
July 19, 2017
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
The resignations highlight a disconnect between the country’s constitution and its present reality.
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
July 07, 2017
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
Australia’s territory is within reach of Pyongyang’s latest weapon, as are the U.S. troops stationed at Darwin.
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
June 30, 2017
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
The mission was devised not simply as a peacekeeping operation, but as a program to rebuild the state.
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
June 16, 2017
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
The constitutional change is aimed at avoiding religious unrest.
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
June 05, 2017
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement is deeply concerning to leaders in the Pacific.
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
May 17, 2017
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
May 10, 2017
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
More than 60 years after hosting British nuclear tests, Canberra is extending benefits to veterans who were exposed.
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017
The French Election in the Pacific
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.
The French Election in the Pacific
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
April 27, 2017
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
April 26, 2017
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
Canberra is intent on seeing the controversial coal mine through.
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
April 11, 2017
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Australia’s prime minister hopes to emphasize the wealth of opportunities between the two countries in his 4-day trip.
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
March 28, 2017
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A former prime minister urged Fiji to better acknowledge its past, especially the 40 years indentured Indian labor.
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
March 08, 2017
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Australia has called all of its current diplomatic heads of mission home to help craft a new foreign policy white paper.
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
February 28, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Australia's relations with Israel are a balance between developing strong ties and managing moral quandaries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
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