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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
June 07, 2021

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s Sikh community has been providing thousands of free meals a day to those whose incomes have been restricted by lockdown measures. 

May 28, 2021

Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns

By Grant Wyeth
The dawning of a new political era in Samoa has proved difficult for the country’s longtime rulers to accept.
May 19, 2021

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Loosened Australia’s Federation

By Grant Wyeth
The premiers of New South Wales and Victoria could once again become Australia’s most powerful political actors. 

May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.

April 19, 2021

Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 

By Grant Wyeth
Women and girls often suffer the effects of conflict disproportionately to men. 

April 16, 2021

The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment

By Grant Wyeth
Male resentment and status anxiety are globally destabilizing forces.
April 06, 2021

Why Australia Needs to Prioritize Women

By Grant Wyeth
If we understand the state as a self-interested entity, then it is puzzling that it would not seek to neutralize issues that adversely affect half its population.

March 30, 2021

US Opens Initiative to Focus on ‘Small and Less Populous Island Economies’

By Grant Wyeth
In addition to the Pacific Island states, the SALPIE initiative covers island nations in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, which share climate change and COVID-19 concerns.

March 16, 2021

Australia’s Women Take to the Streets in Protest

By Grant Wyeth
Sparked by a recent wave of sexual assault allegations in parliament, the protests tap into a wider push for justice and respect. 

March 10, 2021

Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A group of Sikh men were attacked in a Sydney suburb by other Indian Australians. Police believe the attack is linked to the Sikh-led farmers' protests in India.

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.

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