Kevin Rudd speaks to the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Seoul: “The North Korean Nuclear Problem”

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An Address By The Hon Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York   “The North Korean Nuclear Problem”   Monday 11 December 2017   Korea National Diplomatic Academy, Seoul     Foreign Minister Kang, General Colin Powell, Ambassador Tom Pickering, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to the […]

Kevin Rudd speaks to the Seventh World Congress on the Study of China: “A New Sinology for the Future”

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新时代的新汉学 “A New Sinology for A New Period” The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York  An Address to the Seventh World Forum on China Studies Shanghai Sunday 10 December 2017 Minister Jiang Jianguo, Director of the State Council Information Office. Mayor Ying Yong of […]

Kevin Rudd speaks to the Yenching Academy, Peking University, Beijing: “Preserving the Long Peace in Asia”

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‘PRESERVING THE LONG PEACE IN ASIA’ THE HON KEVIN RUDD 26TH PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT, ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE AN ADDRESS TO THE YENCHING ACADEMY, PEKING UNIVERSITY, BEIJING FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2017 How to preserve the long peace in Asia is of critical importance not just in Asia, but to nations across the world. The […]

Crikey: “Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on”

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Originally published in Crikey – 24 November 2017 Ten years ago, an epoch began which set Australia apart from the rest of the world in two remarkable respects. Neither is widely understood, even today. The first was the extraordinary transformation of Australia’s steadily deteriorating economy. This deterioration had been masked by vast cash inflows from mining […]

The Sydney Morning Herald: “‘It would have been devastating’: Kevin Rudd reveals emergency call to George W Bush to avert GFC disaster”

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Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 November 2017 By Peter Hartcher As a contrast in prime ministerial retrospectives, it’s a cracker. This week, on the 10th anniversary of John Howard losing power to Kevin Rudd, the two former prime ministers were asked to look back on their terms in office. In hindsight, Sky’s […]

Kevin Rudd in The Sunday Times (UK): “Kevin Rudd: Foucault’s more painful than the knife in my back”

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Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister ousted by his deputy, tells Leaf Arbuthnot his Oxford PhD course can be brutal too. Originally published in The Sunday Times (UK) – 19 November 2017 Kevin Rudd, the apple-cheeked former prime minister of Australia, is not going gently into that good night. Aged 60 and four years out of office, […]

Kevin Rudd and Hilda Heine in Project Syndicate: “Capitalizing on Climate Unity”

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President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States – the world’s largest historical carbon dioxide emitter – from the Paris agreement dealt the accord a major blow. But it is hard not to take heart from the resolve Trump’s decision has unleashed, both globally and within the US itself. Originally published in Project Syndicate, […]