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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 World Politics Review, 9 Dash Line, and foreign affairs publications attached to The Lowy Institute, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He has published in mainstream news outlets The Age, The Guardian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Inside Story. 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
July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 

June 17, 2020

Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation

By Grant Wyeth
A new taskforce underlines Canberra’s efforts to push back again Chinese disinformation, in particular.
June 09, 2020

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington

By Grant Wyeth
With its eyes on China, the United States seeks to reaffirm its presence in the western Pacific.

May 27, 2020

What Changes in Hong Kong Could Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Countries like Australia need to prepare themselves for the consequences of the shifting reality in Hong Kong.

May 14, 2020

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government would likely be very wary of such a development, should it occur. 

May 07, 2020

Responding to the Spike in Domestic Violence Across Oceania

By Grant Wyeth
Societies need to move beyond reacting to the consequences of violence to changing norms of behavior that allow violence to occur.
April 30, 2020

Competence in the Face of the Pandemic a Boost for Some Governments

By Grant Wyeth
Post-pandemic, which states will be attractive to those wishing to migrate and which states will not? 

April 17, 2020

How Well Has Australia Managed COVID-19?

By Grant Wyeth
Advantageous geography, a unified response, and public trust in institutions have bolstered Australia’s fight against the coronavirus.

April 08, 2020

COVID-19 Stalls Immigration to Australia

By Grant Wyeth
After the pandemic, will Canberra return to accepting immigrants? It will need them.

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.

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