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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 is a Melbourne-based political analyst specializing in Australia and the Pacific, India and Canada.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat, his analysis has been published by foreign policy publications attached to The Lowy Institute, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs, as well as by mainstream news outlets The Age, The Guardian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Inside Story. He has also been a contributor to Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat current affairs program.

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
March 31, 2020

China Advances Case Against Australian Academic Yang Hengjun

By Grant Wyeth
Beijing accuses Yang of espionage; Australia says he wasn’t a spy.

March 17, 2020

Australia’s Southeast Asian Step Down

By Grant Wyeth
Diminishing Canberra's presence in Southeast Asia to reinforce its goals in the South Pacific is a trade-off with a significant cost. 
March 10, 2020

Time to Give Women’s Cricket Its Due

By Grant Wyeth
From Australia to Thailand, women cricket players are making huge strides. But much work remains to place their sport on truly equal footing.

February 27, 2020

Time to Reopen the Kaesong Industrial Complex? A Conversation With Jin-hyang Kim

By Grant Wyeth
Jin-hyang Kim speaks on the enduring importance of the Kaesong Industrial Complex.

February 25, 2020

China, Australia and a Compliant New Normal?

By Grant Wyeth
Direct external coercion isn't necessary if concern for Beijing’s sensitivities and compliance become the new normal.

February 11, 2020

Australia and Indonesia: Close Friends At Last? 

By Grant Wyeth
In a speech at the Australian parliament, Jokowi called Australia Indonesia’s closest friend.
February 07, 2020

Australia Is Watching the US Election Process Closely

By Grant Wyeth
Whoever holds the U.S presidency has a considerable impact on Australia.

January 28, 2020

New Zealand’s Role in Canada’s Pacific Shift

By Grant Wyeth
A contract for Canada to upgrade two New Zealand frigates illustrates a budding, mutually-beneficial, Pacific-focused relationship.

January 16, 2020

Australian Frigate Headed for the Middle East

By Grant Wyeth
HMAS Toowoomba is on its way to the Persian Gulf to join a U.S.-led maritime security mission.

January 06, 2020

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance

By Grant Wyeth
The global community has offered great assistance to Australia, but it’s extended hands from the Pacific which Canberra should cherish most.

December 30, 2019

High Australian Hopes for India, But Is the BJP the Right Partner?

By Grant Wyeth
Describing India as a “like-minded power” increasingly lacks credibility as the Modi government pursues contentious ideological policies.
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.

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