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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 an editor at 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
June 29, 2024

The Incredible Success, and Hope, of Afghanistan’s Cricket Team

By Grant Wyeth
The team’s rise is extraordinary given the chaos embroiling Afghanistan over the past four and a half decades. Cricket represents a rare spot of hope for a troubled country.

June 28, 2024

How Can Australia Confront ‘Hostage Diplomacy’?

By Grant Wyeth
Countries that engage in hostage diplomacy implicitly recognize that the countries they target value the health and safety of their citizens. 
June 24, 2024

Energy at the Crux of Australia-Taiwan Relations

By Grant Wyeth
Australia effectively powers Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, and, in turn, powers its Silicon Shield. 

May 24, 2024

How Taiwan Contributes to Global Health, Even From the Outside

By Grant Wyeth
Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Melbourne Ray Ming-Tse Lu discusses Taiwan’s WHA absence and how Taiwan contributes to global health regardless.

May 21, 2024

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

By Grant Wyeth
Melbourne’s infrastructure needs and the state’s budget problems are clearly in grave tension. The abandonment of critical and necessary rail projects cannot be the solution.

May 03, 2024

The Inevitability of Indian Spies in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
India’s emerging great power status comes with great power behavior.
April 30, 2024

What Does It Mean to Defend Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
Defending Australia's way of life, not just its shores, is a central objective of the new National Defense Strategy.

April 29, 2024

Violence Against Women Is a Wicked, and Urgent, Problem for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Were Islamist extremists or white supremacists murdering someone every four days – the rate at which Australian women are being killed so far in 2024 – it would be deemed a national emergency.

April 26, 2024

Strengthening Australia’s Engagement in the Indian Ocean

By Grant Wyeth
Australia must work a little harder to fully integrate itself as a member of the Indian Ocean community. 

March 29, 2024

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

By Grant Wyeth
For Australia, building a fruitful and productive relationship with Bangladesh means taking the Rohingya refugee crisis seriously.

March 28, 2024

Does Urban Design Matter for International Engagement?

By Grant Wyeth
Good design is a decentralized mechanism for international engagement. It is a soft power tool that can produce expanding effects.
March 21, 2024

A Serious Question: Can Australia Trust the United States?

By Grant Wyeth
Asking the question isn’t a sign of betrayal. It's indicative of an emotionally mature country that thinks seriously about its strategic circumstances. 

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