ASEAN must respond boldly to growing US-China competition

Originally published in Nikkei Asian Review on the 13th of November 2018 Original Article Available Here Over the last year, we have seen a profound structural change in the U.S.-China relationship. Officially, the Americans describe this as a shift from 40 years of “strategic engagement” to a new period of “strategic competition.” While the precise definition of strategic competition, as …

China – die neue Sowjetunion? Die USA bereiten sich auf eine Ära der strategischen Konkurrenz vor

Originally Published in Neue Zürcher Zeitung on the 13th of November 2018 Original Article Available Here   Wenn zukünftige Generationen auf 2018 zurückblicken, dann sehen sie vermutlich den Punkt, an dem die Beziehung zwischen den zwei Grossmächten des 21. Jahrhunderts – den USA und China – von friedlicher Koexistenz in eine neue Form von Konfrontation umgeschlagen hat. Die Rede des amerikanischen …

Kevin Rudd: China’s Economic Reforms Cannot, Should Not Stop

First published in the Caixin Global on the 12th of November. Available Here Excerpt of a speech given at the second Qiantang River Forum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on the 10th of November.   China has achieved a lot over the last 40 years. I remember the China of 1978 because in that year I was studying Chinese at Australian …

Interview with Inquirer: Ex-Australian PM: PH can be friends with both US, China

Originally Published by Inquirer.net on the 12th of November 2018 By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla Original Article Available Here   As tension between the United States and China escalates, it’s possible for countries like the Philippines to pursue a “balanced” strategy and get the most out of its bilateral ties with each of the two economic superpowers. This is according to Kevin …

Kevin Rudd: ‘Not feeling relevant. Being relevant’

Originally Published in The Australian Financial Review By Jennifer Hewett “I wanted to present the alternative narrative of the coup given there had been half a dozen books written by those seeking to construct their own narrative and elevate base ambition to high policy business,” Rudd says pointedly. Christopher Perace The unforgettable, unmistakeable, round, smiley face of Kevin Rudd appears, …