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Grant Wyeth

Grant is a Melbourne-based political analyst focusing on Australia and the Pacific, as well as India and Canada. His background is in political philosophy and development theory, and he holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. He tweets at @grantwyeth.

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
September 16, 2016
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
Despite strong public support for same sex marriage, ultra-conservatives in the Liberal Party demand a plebiscite.
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
August 30, 2016
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
Timor-Leste once agreed to let the maritime boundary question rest for 50 years. What changed?
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
August 09, 2016
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to clear Parliament's crossbench of small parties and independents failed.
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
August 01, 2016
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
Australia’s two major parties have usually demonstrated a solid bipartisan approach to international forums. No more.
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
July 26, 2016
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia. Inquiry needs to ask why.
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
July 13, 2016
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
The Greens have consolidated in Australia’s “cool” city, but hold a deep suspicion of the urban development that keeps it that way.
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
July 06, 2016
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
With counting ongoing, a chain of events has been set in motion that could dramatically reshape Australia’s politics.
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
Why Is Immigration a Non-Issue in Australia's Election?
June 28, 2016
Why Is Immigration a Non-Issue in Australia's Election?
Beyond a hardline stance toward asylum seekers, the broader issue of immigration is not a prominent electoral concern.
Why Is Immigration a Non-Issue in Australia's Election?
Much Ado About Malcolm
June 28, 2016
Much Ado About Malcolm
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is far from the transformational figure he hoped to be.
Much Ado About Malcolm
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
June 14, 2016
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
A vibrant array of minor parties provides a release valve for discontent in Australia.
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
June 08, 2016
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
Public sentiment and student fervor focused on allegations that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is corrupt have begun to merge.
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
May 31, 2016
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
Developing the northern region of Australia would be a significant pivot toward Southeast Asia as a major market.
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
May 26, 2016
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
There are strong policy encouragements to restrict supply, contributing to skyrocketing prices.
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
May 10, 2016
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
Such a facility would mean revenue for the state, but comes with serious public relations hurdles.
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
May 05, 2016
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
Victoria state received a disproportionately low amount of infrastructure funding in the latest budget.
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
Will the Manus Island Decision Put an End to Australia’s 'Pacific Solution'?
April 28, 2016
Will the Manus Island Decision Put an End to Australia’s 'Pacific Solution'?
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled the detention center “unconstitutional and thus invalid.”
Will the Manus Island Decision Put an End to Australia’s 'Pacific Solution'?
The Problem With Australia’s Steel Industry
April 13, 2016
The Problem With Australia’s Steel Industry
Arrium's collapse highlights the downside of over-reliance on an industry which is at the mercy of global markets.
The Problem With Australia’s Steel Industry
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
April 06, 2016
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
The disaster might pose an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to bring Fiji in out of the diplomatic cold.
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
March 30, 2016
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
Ultimately, the country voted to keep its old flag, but the year-long process sparked national conversations about identity.
Flags and Identity in New Zealand
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
March 22, 2016
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
Changes to voting procedures look to lock out the “discontent vote.”
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
March 16, 2016
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
New laws aiming to cut down on drunken violence might ruin the city’s economically crucial evening vibes.
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
Cricket in Afghanistan
February 18, 2015
Cricket in Afghanistan
Since 2001, the sport has taken off in Afghanistan, which is enjoying some impressive success.
Cricket in Afghanistan
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