How to Avoid an Avoidable War: Ten Questions About the New U.S China Strategy

The following is an excerpt of an essay in Foreign Affairs. This November, we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of what was called “the war to end all wars” between the great powers of the early twentieth century. Of course, the war to end all wars turned out to be anything but. Because of a catastrophic series of …

Kevin Rudd in Japan Times: Current U.S. – China frictions do not amount to a new ‘Cold War’:

By Cory Baird Published 19 Oct 2018 As tensions ratchet up between the U.S. and China over trade and security issues, many major news organizations around the globe have given a platform to commentators trumpeting the arrival of a new “cold war” between the world’s two largest economic superpowers. But former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd — a China specialist …

‘Culture of fear’: Murdoch, the ABC and how to fix a media in crisis

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age 2 October 2018 So what should be done about the rolling crises washing over what remains of the Australian media? Rupert Murdoch has been up to his neck in the elevation and removal of Australian prime ministers for the better part of a decade. The ABC has seen the conservatives politicise …

ELIMINATING GLOBAL POVERTY MEANS PROVIDING SANITATION AND WATER FOR ALL: THE PATHWAY TO ACHIEVING SDG 6

THE HONOURABLE KEVIN RUDD 26THPRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA   CHAIR, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON SANITATION AND WATER FOR ALL PRESIDENT, ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE   MAHATMA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL SANITATION CONVENTION, NEW DELHI SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018   Thank you very much Minister Bharti. And Arun Jaitley, my friend, colleague and Finance Minister India—it’s good to see you here today. Along with other …