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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.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat, his analysis has also been published by a range of outlets including Foreign PolicyWorld Politics ReviewThe Lowy InterpreterEU ObserverMelbourne Asia ReviewInside Story and foreign affairs publications attached to Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

He is formerly an academic researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, and previously wrote the weekly newsletter for Australian Foreign Affairs magazine. Presently he is on the editorial panel for Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue, and writes a weekly newsletter and periodic essays on his Substack: International Blue.

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 22, 2023

Another Way to Look at AUKUS: Keeping the US Engaged in the Indo-Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Beyond responding to the China threat, AUKUS is also a tool to maintain U.S. Indo-Pacific engagement through whatever domestic storms are to come in Washington.

March 13, 2023

Innovative Solutions Needed for Indian Community Tensions in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Left unchecked, tensions, which have sparked vandalism of Hindu temples and attacks on Sikhs, have the potential to poison the Australia-India bilateral relationship.
February 28, 2023

What ABC Missed About Australia’s Interests in Taiwan

By Grant Wyeth
A recent article series assumed that Australia would only defend Taiwan because the U.S. demands it. But Australia has its own reasons to act.

February 18, 2023

Japan Briefs Pacific Islands on Fukushima Wastewater Release Plan

By Grant Wyeth
For Pacific Islanders, who feel a strong guardianship over the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s plan to release contaminated water into the ocean is of critical importance. 

January 31, 2023

Australia’s Nauru Conundrum

By Grant Wyeth
The detention facility’s purpose has diminished, but the country’s geopolitical importance has increased. In the meantime, 73 people languish there.

January 27, 2023

Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia

By Grant Wyeth
There is no way to undo past wrongs, but there is an opportunity to evolve the idea of Australia. To the country’s credit, Australia Day has become a day of national self-scrutiny.
January 12, 2023

Australia’s Population Dilemma

By Grant Wyeth
How Australia approaches migration is one of the central pillars of its overall national strategy.

December 30, 2022

Australia: The Complacent Country?

By Grant Wyeth
The country’s unique resource curse and self-image as a "lifestyle superpower” make it difficult for Canberra to change trajectories, to embrace new ideas. 

December 29, 2022

Moral Authority: Australia at a Crossroads

By Grant Wyeth
Entrenched interests and orthodoxies will inhibit the new Australian government’s ability to significantly enhance the country’s moral authority. 

December 14, 2022

What Australia’s New Law Means for Hague Convention Parental Child Abduction Cases

By Grant Wyeth
Australia has an opportunity to establish itself as a global champion and a safe haven for children and women who have been victims of abuse.

November 28, 2022

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections

By Grant Wyeth
The result confirmed that the Labor Party’s chief rival, the Liberal Party, is now deeply unpopular in the state.
November 25, 2022

Detangling Semantics: Has Australia Really Been ‘Hawkish’ on China?

By Grant Wyeth
To resist bullying is only “hawkish” if you sympathize with the bullies.

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