Citizen Murdoch’s critical grip on democracy

Article Originally Published by The Sydney Morning Herald on the 5th of January 2019 Article Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here This year will be an important year for three of the world’s oldest, continuing democracies – the United States, the UK and Australia. The US will decide, post-Mueller, whether Trump’s presidency is terminal. The UK will decide …

China’s great policy correction – opening up the economy again, and finding a suitable narrative for it

Originally Published by the South China Morning Post on the 18th of December 2018 Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here The Chinese economy has had a turbulent year, as growth slowed, economic reform stalled, and trade tension with the United States increased. However, China’s economic reformers see an opportunity in this adversity to reinvigorate internal reforms for long-term …

Prospects for US-China Relations in 2019

Originally Published on the 14th of December 2018 by Project Syndicate Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Published Here China’s leaders will attempt to re-stabilize bilateral ties and ease tensions in its non-US relationships. At the same time, they are likely to use the next year to form a deeper judgment about the future of US politics and foreign policy. …

Kevin Rudd Interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun: The West must stick to values, despite reality of China’s power

Originally Published in The Asahi Shimbun on the 13th of December 2018. Article Written by Kenji Minemura Original Article Available Here With Beijing’s growing economic and military clout in world affairs prompting talk of a new China standard, The Asahi Shimbun asked China expert and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd his views about China’s spectacular rise and what it …

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have brokered peace. It will be sorely tested

Originally Published In The Guardian on the 5th of December 2018 Article Written By Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here   The trade agreements thrashed out in Buenos Aires amount to a fragile truce. By March, we will know the true lay of the land ‘Both Trump and Xi have bought valuable, though limited, time for themselves and the world.’ …