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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
November 16, 2020

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change

By Grant Wyeth
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended an invitation to Biden to travel to Fiji in August 2021 for the Pacific Islands Forum.

November 03, 2020

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
Despite all the positive advances New Zealand has achieved, the prevalence of violence against women and children remains a persistent scourge.
October 28, 2020

Demanding a Loyalty Test From Chinese Australians Will Backfire

By Grant Wyeth
By targeting Chinese Australians for questioning about political loyalties, Australian politicians play right into the CCP’s hands.

October 19, 2020

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?

By Grant Wyeth
Is the Quad really made up of “vibrant and pluralistic democracies with shared values”?

October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

September 28, 2020

Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence

By Grant Wyeth
An autonomous region in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville is aiming for independence and elected a president who shares that ambition.
September 24, 2020

The Case of Cheng Lei: China Blurring the Lines of Ethnicity and Citizenship

By Grant Wyeth
China has effectively created a Schrödinger’s Chinese Australian, where a person’s nationality is simultaneously Australian and Chinese depending on which serves the CCP’s purposes. 

September 09, 2020

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute

By Grant Wyeth
The question of recognizing China vs. Taiwan has been weaponized in a long-standing dispute between Malaita and the central Solomon Islands government.

August 31, 2020

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 

August 21, 2020

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
U.S. President Donald Trump’s style of politics has infected Australia’s Liberal Party.

August 05, 2020

The Importance of Internalizing Feminism in Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
A successful foreign policy will always begin at home.
July 27, 2020

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is supporting its ally, but it still has serious reservations about the Trump administration's chaotic approach to China.

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