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 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, […]

Kevin Rudd in The Washington Post: “Former Australian PM: Trump has ceded economic leadership to China”

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Originally published in The Washington Post, 15 November 2017 By Kevin Rudd President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip casts further doubts about America’s long-term standing and commitment in the region. In particular, his “America first” speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam cast a shadow on America’s willingness to cooperate with Asian allies. […]

Kevin Rudd in Project Syndicate: “When China Leads”

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For the last 40 years, China has implemented a national strategy that, despite its many twists and turns, has produced the economic and political juggernaut we see today. It would be reckless to assume, as many still do in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, that China’s transition to global preeminence will somehow simply implode, under […]

The Oxford Student: “Kevin Rudd on Balliol and the Christian Union, the future of millenials and immigration”

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Originally published in The Oxford Student, 20 October 2017 By Nicholas Linfoot Kevin Rudd certainly lives up to his reputation. The two-time Australian Prime Minister, and now Oxford fresher, is a jocular figure, chatting away, slapping backs and shaking hands. His political life was as vibrant as he is in person, entering Australia into the […]

Kevin Rudd in the East Asia Forum: “Can we preserve Asia’s ‘long peace’?

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Originally published in the East Asia Forum, 19 October 2017 By Kevin Rudd How can we save Asia’s ‘long peace’? Right now, the world is legitimately focused on the emerging North Korean nuclear crisis. This has been a crisis long in the making, beginning with the Soviet training of North Korean nuclear scientists and engineers after […]