Kevin Rudd on How China Is ‘Learning the Difficulties of Handling a Market’

14 July 2015 Bloomberg IAN BREMMER: We now turn to China. A massive 30% correction wiped out more than US$3 trillion in wealth. Beijing is working to turn it around but with government intervention that many argue is a large step backward in the Chinese Government’s plans for economic reform. In recent drama in the US-China relationship, the US Government …

Bring India into APEC

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal – 8 July 2015 By Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga It’s time India became more integrated into the global economy. Much has been made recently of India surpassing China as the world’s fastest-growing large economy. But India’s welcome improvement masks the reality that India needs to become fully integrated into the global economy if …

Wresting order from chaos in the superpower standoff

Originally published in The Australian – 27 June 2015 By Kevin Rudd If history is our guide, the construction and preservation of international order is no easy thing, while the construction and preservation of a genuinely global order is virtually without precedent. History is littered with the institutional carcasses of noble attempts to impose order upon chaos — chaos that …

The Rise of Two Asias

Originally published in The Straits Times – 19 June 2015 By Kevin Rudd Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd is currently a senior fellow at the Belfer Centre of Harvard’s Kennedy School. He wrote a summary report on a longer forthcoming work on US-China relations in the 21st century. In this first excerpt from the summary report, he analyses the …

The Challenges of United Nations Reform and the European Union’s Role

Originally published in The Progressive Post – 14 June 2015 By Kevin Rudd “The Charter of the United Nations is a solid structure upon which we can build a better world. If we had had this Charter a few years ago—and above all, the will to use it—millions now dead would be alive. If we should falter in the future …

Kevin Rudd at the 2015 Diversity Leadership Forum

NEW YORK – Asia Society 9 June 2015 Well, thank you very much. I’m really taken by the tweet before which said, “To curse occasionally can be good.” Because by that definition, I’m very good. We’re here to talk about diversity. It reminds me of when I first became engaged with the Asia Society, probably about 15 years ago. The …

Speech: The Ralph Miliband Programme “War and Peace” Lecture

The Rise of China and its Impact on the Future Global Order 01 June 2015 – London, England Thank you for your kind invitation to deliver this year’s Miliband Lecture. It is 75 years this year, and this month, since Ralph Miliband left on the last ship from Oostende to Britain in advance of Hitler’s crushing victory over the Netherlands, Belgium and …