Myth-making around the NBN is finally exposed

Telstra’s bullying prompted government step in to build broadband. Then the Coalition made a mess of that too. Article originally published in The Australian Financial Review on 24 October 2019 By Kevin Rudd Original article here In business as in politics, the truth will always out. We caught a glimpse of this at last week’s Telstra annual general meeting when …

Kevin Rudd on Climate Change, Global Development, and US-China Trade Tensions

Interview with the IMF’s Finance and Development Magazine, Original Article Available Here Article Published in the October 2019 Edition. F&D’s Rahim Kanani interviews Kevin Rudd, former Australian prime minister and current president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, on tackling climate change, leveraging public and private capital to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and assessing the global …

Why We Worry About the U.S.-China Trade War

Global prosperity and peace are at risk if Beijing and Washington do not resolve their conflict soon. Article originally published in the New York Times on the 11th of October Written by Kevin Rudd, Helen Clark and Carl Bildt Original article here The 18-month trade war between the United States and China represents the single greatest threat to global economic growth …

Can the US and China Make a Deal?

Article Originally Published in Project Syndicate on the 7th of October Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here Driven by domestic nationalist forces and the need to save face, US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have continued to escalate the bilateral trade war, despite their shared interest in resolving it before the end of the …

Do we want to be a little Australia?

Article Originally Published in The Australian Financial Review on the 7th of October 2019 Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s speech railing against the international order offered no proof of the case he made against ‘evil globalism’. Scott Morrison’s Lowy Lecture, titled “ In Our Interest”, offers the country a curious piece of foreign …

Closing Keynote Address to the Global Citizens WASH

The Honourable Kevin Rudd, AC. President, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York 26th Prime Minister of Australia  High Level Chair – Sanitation and Water for All Breakfast discussion by RB, Water.org, and Global Citizen – Are We Washing our Hands of Girls’ Future?  26 September 2019   Thank you, it’s a good thing you’re doing today. And when I think …