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 …

Trade War Enters the End Game

Article Originally Published in the Australian Financial Review on the 16th of September 2019 Original Article Here Written by Kevin Rudd We are about to enter the end-game in the US-China trade war. The negotiations set to resume early next month represent the last real chance to find a way through the trade, technology and wider economic imbroglio engulfing both …

Kevin Rudd Address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing

The U.S.-China economic relationship has been through multiple twists and turns over the last 18 months. There has been much frustration, tension, and anger in this process, interspersed with periodic outbursts of diplomacy, re-boots, and bilateral calm, all before the next round of tariffs, retaliatory tariffs, and stalemate. It has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce. If markets are …

Democracy overboard: Rupert Murdoch’s long war on Australian politics

Article Originally Published in The Guardian on the 7th of September 2019 Written by Kevin Rudd Link to Original Article Here Australia has become the complacent country. Complacent about its future economic competitiveness. Complacent about climate change. Complacent about how to navigate our future in the region given China’s rise, America’s response and a neighbourhood increasingly torn between the two. …