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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 Policy, World Politics Review, The Lowy Interpreter, EU Observer, Melbourne Asia Review, Quillette, Inside 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 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
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January 20, 2022

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism

By Grant Wyeth
Australia may find itself sleep walking into an international environment that it doesn't have the disposition to effectively negotiate. 
January 12, 2022

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa Can Help Solve Its Population Problem

By Grant Wyeth
The question that should be at the forefront of the government’s mind is this: How to make it easier for these people to transition to longer term visas, permanent residency, and citizenship? 

January 01, 2022

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia

By Grant Wyeth
It is at the intersection of commercial and hard-security interests that Australia’s relationships with Japan and South Korea are finding their increasing health.

December 21, 2021

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease

By Grant Wyeth
With an election to be held by May 2022, the pre-election period in Australia is seeing a surge of maneuvering among independents gunning for Liberal seats.

December 13, 2021

Australia’s Birth Rate Falls to All-Time Low

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s birth rates have been declining since the 1960s with several factors at play, not the least of which is ballooning housing costs.
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.

November 15, 2021

AUKUS, Civic Decay, and the Challenges Facing Democratic Coalitions

By Grant Wyeth
Adherence to democratic values and practices is essential for maintaining stability in Australia’s neighborhood. That extends to alliance maintenance, too.
November 08, 2021

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
With Smith seemingly on the way out, the party will have a little more freedom to recalibrate. 

October 26, 2021

How Can Australia Rethink Its Immigration Policies?

By Grant Wyeth
As it approaches a post-pandemic recovery, Canberra has an opportunity to strategically recalibrate its immigration policies.

October 14, 2021

Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger 

By Grant Wyeth
Abbott’s visit may have been counterproductive both for Taiwan itself and for Taiwan’s support in Australia.

October 07, 2021

AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
Former Australian Prime Minister Turnbull put it well: “If we want to have influence in our region we must be trusted. Our word must be our bond.”
September 30, 2021

Melbourne Protests and the Disinformation Wars in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The violent protests prove that Australia shouldn’t be complacent about the effect of misinformation and disinformation on the country’s social stability.

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