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 …

Think the Commonwealth can save Brexit Britain? That’s utter delusion

Article first published by The Guardian on the 12th of March 2019 Article written by Kevin Rudd Australians want the UK to do well. But there’s no way free trade with us or others can make up for the hit of leaving the EU I’m struck, as the British parliament moves towards the endgame on Brexit, with the number of …

Interview with Schweizer Monat: Praktisch jede europäische Debatte ist eine Debatte über Europa

Während eine neue Weltordnung entsteht, beschäftigt sich Europa mit sich selbst. Der ehemalige Premierminister Australiens, Kevin Rudd, rät dem Westen, im Umgang mit dem Aufstieg Chinas keinesfalls die eigenen Werte zu verraten. Ronnie Grob trifft Kevin Rudd Herr Rudd, als Premierminister und Aussenminister Australiens waren Sie zu offiziellen Besuchen in der Schweiz 2009, 2011 und 2012.Wie gefällt es Ihnen hier?Ich …

Before Ken Henry is crucified, remember the good he did

Article Originally Published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 9th of February 2019 Original Article Available Here In the aftermath of the release of the Hayne royal commission report, in which the chairman of the National Australia Bank, Ken Henry, has fallen on his sword, it’s important to pause to reflect on Henry’s broader national contribution in helping save …

The Complacent Country

‘Without a vision, the people perish’ This is a post-Australia Day reflection on our country’s future that I’ve been working on over the Australian summer and the American winter. They are personal views only. They are intended only to encourage a national conversation about the major challenges facing Australia’s future at a time when these challenges are often denied oxygen …

Kevin Rudd hails Bill Shorten’s ‘wise’ decision to rebuff Rupert Murdoch

Article Originally Published by the Sydney Morning Herald on the 3rd of February 2019 Article Written by Matthew Knott Original Article Available Here New York: Labor leader Bill Shorten’s decision to rebuff Rupert Murdoch’s request for a meeting in New York has been applauded by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, who said it was a wise move not to attempt to …

Kevin Rudd on US-China relations: This is a new and dangerous phase

This Article Was Originally Published in the Australian Financial Review on the 23rd of January 2019 Article by Kevin Rudd Article Available Here Last year represented a fundamental strategic turning point in the 40-year history of US-China relations. This is not just an American view; it is also the Chinese view. Just as it is my own analytical view based …