Strategic trends across the Indo-Pacific region

Article Originally Published on the Lowy Institute’s “The Interpreter” Article Published on 7 May 2019. Written by Kevin Rudd   Much has been written in recent years about the reorientation of US policy to the Indo-Pacific region in response to China’s expanding economic and strategic footprint. What is less clear, however, is how the region itself is responding to the …

Kevin Rudd on NPR: Interview with Steve Inskeep

Original Interview Available Here Steve Inskeep talks to Kevin Rudd, head of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australian prime minister, about U.S.-China talks. The U.S. first imposed tariffs in January 2018. Transcript STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Two Trump administration negotiators are back in Beijing today. They are working toward a deal that is intended to end a trade war …

The Convenient Rewriting of the History of the ‘Quad’

This Article Was Originally Published in the Nikkei Asian Review Published on the 26th of March 2019 Written by Kevin Rudd   The rise of China and its changing military behavior in the East and South China Seas have prompted many debates among America’s friends and allies across the Asia-Pacific region about how to respond. The so-called “Quad,” compromising the …