Kevin Rudd writes ‘Xi Jinping offers a long-term view of China’s ambition’

Posted in Asia and the World, News

Originally published in the Financial Times, 22 October 2017 The 19th Chinese Communist party congress has generated much commentary, but what does it actually mean? Party congresses are essentially about three things: first, leadership, personnel and power; second, ideology; third, political vision. On the first, President Xi Jinping has further strengthened his position. He is now China’s […]

Kevin Rudd writes in New York Times ‘Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Meets Reality’

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

Originally published in the New York Times, 21 September 2017 By Kevin Rudd The news coverage of Myanmar over the past several months has led many people to conclude that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of the country, has abandoned her responsibility to protect human rights. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

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 […]