Malcolm Turnbull has sunk to a new low with refugee folly

  By Kevin Rudd. Originally published in Fairfax, 2 November 2016. Mr. Turnbull, in his twelve months in office, has now repudiated virtually everything he once stood for. He has done this because he has concluded that in order to hang onto his job, after his near-death experience in the July election, he must now appease the mad right of …

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“The Future of the United Nations and Global Order” speech delivered at Peking University

The Future of the United Nations and Global Order 联合国和世界秩序的未来 The Hon. Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia Chair, Independent Commission on Multilateralism Honorary Professor, Peking University Remarks at Peking University 21 October 2016 Beijing   同学们,老师们,大家早上好, 很高兴回到北京大学,并正式成为北京大学的一员。 感谢王缉思老师的邀请和安排。   中国有个传统的说法: 天不怕,地不怕,就怕老陆说中国话。 我希望,成为北京大学的荣誉教授之后,大家就不怕老陆说中国话了。 北京大学也有一个说法: 世界一流大学在哪里? 清华大学………… 出门向左300米。   我知道,这是开玩笑的。 我也是清华大学苏世民书院的顾问。 实在来讲,北大和清华都是非常好的大学。 北大是中国历史上第一所“国立”大学。 作为一位研究中国的学者, 我很尊敬北大的传统: 北大是新文化运动的中心; 五四运动的发源地; 鲁迅先生在《我观北大》中说: “……据近七、八年的事实看来……北大是常为新的,改进的运动的先峰,要使中国向着好的,往上的道路走”。 实在来讲,北大从成立以来,一直都在中国文化、社会、政治生活的中心地带。 …

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Kevin Rudd: The future of U.S.-China relations under the next administration: Is there a solution to the North Korean nuclear question?

The Hon. Kevin Rudd Former Prime Minister of Australia President, Asia Society Policy Institute Speech to the Oxford China Centre Deutsche Bank Distinguished Lecture Series October 11, 2017, 6:00PM Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished guests, It’s good to be back at Oxford. It’s good to be back at the Oxford China Center. And it’s a pleasure to be back to deliver …

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Securing the UN’s Future

Publlished: Project Syndicate. 1 September 2016.  SHANGHAI – As the existing international order becomes more fragmented, strong global-governance institutions are crucial for addressing the world’s strategic, economic, and sustainability challenges. And yet rarely have our existing institutions – including, above all, the United Nations – been frailer. The UN is not broken, but it is in trouble, particularly as more …

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Time Magazine: Kevin Rudd “How to Fix the United Nations”

Source: Time Magazine. 31 August 2016 By Kevin Rudd an age of a fracturing political support for the European Union, the re-birth of American isolationism, the growing international political confidence on the parts of both Russia and China, the daily threat of violent jihadism and a chronically weak global economy, deep questions have arisen about the long-term durability of what …

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Kevin Rudd and World Water Week 2016 #SDG6

Let me explain why I am so passionate and motivated to help solve the global crisis in providing clean water and sanitation for everyone. And why I took up the role of chair of the Sanitation and Water for All global partnership.

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Kevin Rudd: My 10 principles to reform the United Nations, before it’s too late

Source: The Guardian. 8 August 2016 By Kevin Rudd I will not now be a candidate for the position of UN secretary general but I offer these reflections to the next SG and to the UN member states. he United Nations is now 70 years old. And the world of 70 years ago was a vastly different place to the …

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Kevin Rudd on the Charlie Rose Show.

On July 13, 2016, ASPI President Kevin Rudd sat down with renowned journalist and Asia Society Trustee Charlie Rose to discuss the South China Sea and U.S.-China relations. On The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent ruling on disputed maritime claims in the South China Sea, Rudd said the issue remains unresolved because “there is no mutually accepted arbitration here.” …

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Kevin Rudd on RT.com: Chinese and Russian relations

RT.com: The rivalry between the US and China is growing more intense as Washington attempts to counter Beijing’s rising influence in the Asia Pacific. An important regional player – Australia – finds itself stuck in between the two giants. An American ally and one the largest economic partners of China at the same time, can Australia strike a balance between …

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Kevin Rudd on Amanpour: U.S. Lifting Arms Embargo on Vietnam

In Hanoi on Monday during the first leg of a historic trip to Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. will lift an embargo on arms sales to Vietnam that had been in place since 1975. Later this week, on the second part of the tour, Obama plans to visit Hiroshima, Japan to honor victims of the 1945 American …

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