Kevin Rudd on CNN: Focus on North Korea’s Capabilities, Not Its Military Parade

.@MrKRudd tells @CNN don’t focus on optics, but technical progress of North Korea nuclear program. https://t.co/OeLpALlh2m — ASPI (@AsiaPolicy) 17 April 2017 On April 15, 2017, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd spoke to CNN about North Korea’s nuclear program in the aftermath of its military parade. Saying that the “North Koreans are masters at international political stagecraft,” Rudd …

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Kevin Rudd on Charlie Rose: First meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

I spoke with Charlie Rose last night on Bloomberg TV and PBS here in the U.S. on the Trump-Xi summit. Much of the interview is spent on the North Korean nuclear program, which looms as the largest and most difficult part of the upcoming summit. Originally broadcast on The Charlie Rose Show, 5 April 2017

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Domestic concerns matter for Trump and Xi in Florida meeting

By Kevin Rudd Originally published in the Financial Times, 5 April 2017 The world looks a different place depending on whether you sit in Washington or Beijing. Ahead of Thursday’s first working-level summit between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, it is worth thinking about what is likely to be on both leaders’ minds as they wing their way to Mar-a-Lago. The …

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Kevin Rudd: ‘The Liberal International Order is Worth Defending’

Interview with The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs In an interview with The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd discusses the state of the international liberal order and its future. This interview was originally published here by The Forum on March 26, 2017. Fletcher Forum: On the rise of nationalism—could you speak a little about …

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Kevin Rudd on CNBC: North Korea missile launches

Kevin Rudd appeared on CNBC talking about the North Korean missile launches. Key question is what are the strategic options for the U.S.: 1. Electronic warfare to degrade North Korea’s launch capabilities; 2. Diplomacy with China to do a grand strategic bargain on the Peninsula; or 3. Get used to a nuclear-armed North Korea.

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Kevin Rudd: In Defense of the Liberal International Order

On February 21, 2017, ASPI President Kevin Rudd gave an address at the Fundación Rafael del Pino in Madrid, Spain. His speech focused on the lost traditions of the West and the future of the liberal international order in the face of “systemic” changes that are transforming the world. Rudd finds the world “buffeted by the most profound changes driven …

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Munich Security Conference 2017 – Panel Discussion “Pacific no more? Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula”

John Chipman (Director General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies; introduction), Yun Byung-Se (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea), Ng Eng Hen (Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore), Fu Ying (Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress, Parliament of the People’s Republic of China), Lassina Zerbo (Executive Secretary, The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty …

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The time has come to recognise Palestine’: Kevin Rudd reveals his ‘deepest fear’

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald – 20 February 2017 By Latika Bourke Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says the “time has come” for Australia to recognise Palestine, saying his deepest fear is the “drifting towards the disintegration and death of an independent Palestinian state”, which he warns would fuel new radicalisation in the Middle East. And in a …

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