China’s Brutally Pragmatic Response to a Shifting World Order

In a December 1, 2016 article for The Financial Times, Kevin Rudd argues that Beijing abhors unpredictability, and that the election of Donald Trump has divided Chinese policymakers and analysts on what lies ahead for Sino-American relations.  China prefers to deal with the devil it knows. Beijing was fully prepared to deal with a President Hillary Clinton but, like the rest of …

Brad NewmanChina’s Brutally Pragmatic Response to a Shifting World Order

Kevin Rudd joins Business Day on Canada’s BNN

Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia, joins Business Day to discuss energy demand in Asia, now that the TransMountain Pipeline has been approved and the TPP deal is looking less likely under a Trump presidency.

Brad NewmanKevin Rudd joins Business Day on Canada’s BNN

Kevin Rudd speaks to BBC radio’s Costing The Earth

“New President elect of the USA Donald Trump is a climate change denier, and so what does his rise to power mean for the environment?” Full podcast available: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082ynk0

Brad NewmanKevin Rudd speaks to BBC radio’s Costing The Earth

The United States, China and Europe under a Trump Administration

An Address to the Hamburg Summit on Europe China Relations The Hon Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York.  Hamburg City Hall 23 November 2016 Former Chancellor of Germany, Gerhardt Schroeder. Mayor Olaf Scholz of the City of Hamburg. Distinguished guests. Ladies and gentlemen. It is good to be back in …

Brad NewmanThe United States, China and Europe under a Trump Administration

President Trump, the Future of Great Power Relations and the Role of the UN

An Address to the World Policy Conference French Institute of International Relations Doha 21 November 2016 It’s good to be back in Doha. It’s good to be back in the Gulf with so many friends from the Arab world. And its good to be participating in this World Policy Conference, convened by the French Institute of International Relations, with so …

Brad NewmanPresident Trump, the Future of Great Power Relations and the Role of the UN

Kevin Rudd: Pricing Carbon at Marrakech: Moving from Principle to Practice

The Moroccan Presidency of COP22 has stated that it seeks concrete actions in Marrakech. Working to price carbon emissions through markets would be a useful place to start. The Paris Agreement was a political breakthrough, but its commitments do not go far enough. Negotiators at COP21 overcame the gridlock that has long-defined international climate change diplomacy and imbued the UNFCCC …

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Kevin Rudd: How should the world engage Trump? Here are my thoughts.

Politics in western democratic politics is a wild ride these days. There’s a big reason for this. The Reagan-Thatcher economic revolution 35 years ago, anchored in de-regulation, privatisation, free markets at home, free trade and investment abroad, “trickle-down” for the working and middle classes, and the globalisation of everything, has now come to a shuddering halt. There is now a …

Brad NewmanKevin Rudd: How should the world engage Trump? Here are my thoughts.

Kevin Rudd on Lateline, ABC Australia.

Transcript MATT WORDSWORTH, PRESENTER: For his reaction to the US election result and what it might mean for Australia, I’m joined by former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd in Brisbane. Mr Rudd, welcome. You were prime minister when Barack Obama assumed office in 2008 so you know about dealing with new presidents but how would you deal with this new …

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The reform of the United Nations: Reflections for the incoming Secretary-General

The Hon. Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia Chair, Independent Commission on Multilateralism Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Retreat Greentree, Manhasset, NY 3 November 2016 Secretary-General, Distinguished members of the Security Council, Distinguished incoming members of the Security Council, Dear friends, I thank the Permanent Representative of Finland for extending this kind invitation to me. Just as …

Brad NewmanThe reform of the United Nations: Reflections for the incoming Secretary-General

Rising to the Global Sustainability Challenge: Future Action on Climate Change

The Hon. Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President, Asia Society Policy Institute Speech delivered at the BSR Annual Conference 1 November 2016 New York Next week, government, business and civil society leaders will gather in Marrakesh in our latest global effort to tackle the climate crisis. The task: translate the historic progress from last year’s Paris Agreement into …

Brad NewmanRising to the Global Sustainability Challenge: Future Action on Climate Change