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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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