Kevin Rudd on Buzzfeed: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces An Almost Impossible Dilemma. Don’t Give Up On Her.

Posted in Equality and Justice, Media, News, Op-eds, Peace, Security and Counter-Terrorism

By Kevin Rudd and Janelle Saffin Originall published on Buzzfeed, 10 September 2017 Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says now is not the time to walk away from Myanmar’s fragile democracy. In 2011, I traveled to Myanmar for the first time. I was then Foreign Minister of Australia, and was convinced that engaging Myanmar […]

Kevin Rudd in SMH: “War drums pound, but diplomacy can still succeed”

Posted in International Cooperation, Media, News, Op-eds, Peace, Security and Counter-Terrorism

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald – 6 September 2017 Having followed closely the events on the Korean Peninsula for the better part of 35 years, I believe the prospect of a Second Korean War remains highly unlikely. The reality is that it has now become an increasing possibility, but not a probability. Until recently most analysts […]

The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

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The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs The Honourable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Stockholm, Thursday 31 August 2017 Thank you very much Mats. It’s great to be back in Stockholm. I really enjoy this city, I enjoy this country. You […]

Kevin Rudd on RN: North Korea, US-China, the Anzus Treaty and missile defence

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Kevin Rudd interview on Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly – 13 August 2017 FRAN KELLY: Chinese President Xi Jinping has joined other world leaders in urging restraint amid the rapidly escalating tensions between the US and North Korea. President Xi spoke with Donald Trump over the weekend, just hours after the President tweeted that the […]

Kevin Rudd in Financial Times: “Creative diplomacy is vital to defuse Korean crisis”

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By Kevin Rudd Originally published in the Financial Times – 11 August 2017 It would be wrong to assume China would stand by if peninsula fell into conflict. In his acclaimed book The Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark wrote about how the great powers of 1914 stumbled into a pan-European war that not only destroyed much of […]

Kevin Rudd on Sky News Australia: Trump, North Korea and security threats to Australia

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Kevin Rudd appears on Sky News Australia with Kieran Gilbert to discuss the resignation of White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, the impasse on North Korea between the US and China and security threats in Australia including the recent foiled attempts to attack a passenger plane as well as thoughts on the new Department […]