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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.

Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
December 07, 2018
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Does the party have the ability to purge its reactionary elements and realign itself as a responsible governing entity?
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
November 19, 2018
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Former coup leader-turned Prime Minister Bainimarama held onto power, winning more time to reshape Fijian politics.
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
November 06, 2018
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
November 05, 2018
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Bhutan’s incoming prime minister and foreign minister both hold degrees from Australian universities.
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
October 18, 2018
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
Tokyo remains highly engaged among Pacific Island states, and shares some of their concerns about China.
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
October 11, 2018
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Canberra simply doesn’t understand the power and pull of urban spaces in the modern economy.
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
September 27, 2018
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Per capita since 1970, Fiji has contributed more personnel to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other state.
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
September 25, 2018
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
August 29, 2018
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
The party’s internal meltdown is rooted in the tensions inherent to its liberal and conservative roots.
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
August 28, 2018
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
The Diplomat spoke to Bates Gill about the decision and Canberra's relations with Beijing.
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
August 17, 2018
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
As global focus turns increasingly to the Indo-Pacific, it’s no time for Australia to retreat into fearful, baseless timidity.
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
August 13, 2018
What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
Jakarta is courting Pacific Island states, hoping to change regional positions on the West Papua issue.
What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
July 25, 2018
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
If Australia is serious about enhanced engagement with India, then the education push should go both ways.
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
July 17, 2018
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
The PNG prime minister used his time in Fiji to reiterate that both countries have an essential role in providing regional leadership.
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
July 10, 2018
Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
New Zealand, Hawaii, and Rapa Nui, the outer points of the triangle, joined the group recently.
Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
June 30, 2018
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
Beijing swiftly moves into any of the spaces Australia abandons, and Canberra lacks the capability to reclaim them.
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
June 20, 2018
Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
What a recent Test Match tells us about Afghan-Indian relations.
Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
June 08, 2018
The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
Recently Australia’s Qantas airlines changed the language it uses to refer to Taiwan at Beijing’s request.
The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
June 02, 2018
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
For Pacific Island countries, the ACP grouping is a important forum to find common cause with other small and developing states.
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
May 16, 2018
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
A matter of taxes and politics: Can Australia remain attractive and powerful in the Indo-Pacific?
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
May 04, 2018
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia this week, the second French leader to do so.
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
May 01, 2018
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
Given Australia's economic interests in Northeast Asia, how does Canberra view the Inter-Korea summit?
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
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