How Ancient Chinese Thought Applies Today

Originally published in the Huffington Post – 15 February 2015 By Kevin Rudd This essay is adapted from an address to the 9th International Symposium on Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” convened by the Chinese Academy of Military Science in Qingdao, China in 2014. BEIJING — I have watched carefully the evolution of China’s concept of a “New Type of …

Tough Talk on North Korea

BBC World Service 8 February 2015 KEVIN RUDD: I think we are looking at a step change. We’ve been on the railway tracks, if you like, towards a crisis for some time now. But if you stand back from it all and see this as the fourth North Korean nuclear test in a decade, when we look at the nature …

Statement on the Death of Wayne Goss

Monday, 10 November 2014 Queensland has lost a great man, a great leader and one whom history will conclude was its greatest post-war Premier. He changed the face of Queensland, how Queenslanders looked at themselves, and how the rest of the nation saw Queensland. Had Wayne Goss contented himself with a private and not a public life – as his …

Statement on the Death of E. G. Whitlam

Tuesday, 21 October History is littered with ordinary politicians. E. G. Whitlam was an extraordinary political leader. And statesman. He stands as an exemplar for us all. This great man has left an indelible mark on Australia. An indelible mark for the good. And Australia will always be the better for it. In his character lay a deep blend of …

Media Release: Kevin Rudd, Former Australian PM, to Head Asia Society Policy Institute

NEW YORK, October 21, 2014 Asia Society announced today that the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, will serve as the first President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. The Institute, launched this year, is designed to bring Asia to the forefront of global policymaking, advancing innovative thinking on major issues from Asian and American perspectives alike. The …