Kevin Rudd writes in The Australian: “Chairman Mal’s new McCarthyism”

Posted in Asia and the World, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds, Uncategorized

Originally published in The Australian, 24 February 2018 By Kevin Rudd Last December, Malcolm Turnbull proclaimed that the “Australian people had stood up” — “Aodaliya renmin zhanqilaile” — against the Chinese. This was a parody of a statement attributed to Mao Zedong on the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China, after a century of […]

Kevin Rudd writes in The Security Times: “A mechanism to manage security tensions in the Asia-Pacific region”

Posted in Asia and the World, International Cooperation, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds, Peace, Security and Counter-Terrorism

Originally published in The Security Times, February 2018 By Kevin Rudd As we meet this year at Munich, global tensions are at their highest point since the end of the Cold War. Like much of the rest of the world, Asia saw a number of security crises unfold over the last year. Tensions between China […]

Kevin Rudd in The Sydney Morning Herald: “Apology brought the nation together – but 10 years on, politics of race still divides”

Posted in Equality and Justice, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds

Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 2018. By Kevin Rudd We tend to forget that there was nothing inevitable about the national apology to Indigenous Australians 10 years ago – just as we easily succumb to the cynicism that nothing has changed since then either. A dispassionate reflection on the facts suggest […]

Kevin Rudd writes in the Daily Telegraph: ‘Ten years after saying sorry there’s still work to do’

Posted in Equality and Justice, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds

Originally published in The Daily Telegraph and Adelaide Advertiser. By Kevin Rudd Ten years seems an eternity. But compared with 220 years of European settlement, and 50,000 years of continuous indigenous occupation of the land we now call Australia, it is almost the blinking of an eye. But something significant happened on the 13th of February […]

Kevin Rudd in Project Syndicate: The Trumping of Asia

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Originally published in Project Syndicate, 21 December 2017 By Kevin Rudd In the last year, the single most pointless wound inflicted by the US on Asia, not to mention itself, was its abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In one fell swoop, the once great free-trading nation that was the United States of America died, leaving […]

Kevin Rudd in the South China Morning Post: Six steps to stop a war between North Korea and the US from starting

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Originally published in the South China Morning Post, 19 December 2017 By Kevin Rudd Armed conflict on the Korean peninsula is an increasing possibility, but not a probability. I judge that the possibility is somewhere above 25 per cent, but less than the 50 per cent spoken of by others. But I’m worried that this number […]

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 […]

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

Posted in Media, News, Op-eds

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 […]

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

Posted in Asia and the World, Climate Change, International Cooperation, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds, Peace, Security and Counter-Terrorism

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, […]