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  • Kevin Rudd warns of Trump, trade risk in Asia 12 September 2017 - Originally published in the Australian Financial Review, 12 September 2017 Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says the Asia-Pacific can no longer take for granted fast economic growth and ongoing peace, as uncertainty about US President Donald Trump’s commitment to the region and an international backlash against globalisation take their toll. Mr Rudd argues in a […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Buzzfeed: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces An Almost Impossible Dilemma. Don’t Give Up On Her. 10 September 2017 - By Kevin Rudd and Janelle Saffin Originall published on Buzzfeed, 10 September 2017 Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says now is not the time to walk away from Myanmar’s fragile democracy. In 2011, I traveled to Myanmar for the first time. I was then Foreign Minister of Australia, and was convinced that engaging Myanmar […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Bloomberg: Diplomacy Might Work With North Korea 9 September 2017 - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society, discusses the possible U.S. responses to the rising tensions with North Korea. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu, Joe Weisenthal and Abigail Doolittle on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Kevin Rudd in SMH: “War drums pound, but diplomacy can still succeed” 6 September 2017 - Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald – 6 September 2017 Having followed closely the events on the Korean Peninsula for the better part of 35 years, I believe the prospect of a Second Korean War remains highly unlikely. The reality is that it has now become an increasing possibility, but not a probability. Until recently most analysts […]
  • The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs 31 August 2017 - The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Is Asia Heading Towards Armed Conflict? An Address to the Swedish Institute of International Affairs The Honourable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute Stockholm, Thursday 31 August 2017 Thank you very much Mats. It’s great to be back in Stockholm. I really enjoy this city, I enjoy this country. You […]
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN International: North Korea 16 August 2017 - It’s time for calm minds, moderate language and hard-headed diplomacy on #NorthKorea to find a “Grand Bargain” on nukes @cnni @AsiaPolicy pic.twitter.com/pOvvzKuVsx — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) 16 August 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on RN: North Korea, US-China, the Anzus Treaty and missile defence 14 August 2017 - Kevin Rudd interview on Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly – 13 August 2017 FRAN KELLY: Chinese President Xi Jinping has joined other world leaders in urging restraint amid the rapidly escalating tensions between the US and North Korea. President Xi spoke with Donald Trump over the weekend, just hours after the President tweeted that the […]
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN: North Korea, Trump and Kim Jong-un 13 August 2017 - Kevin Rudd joins Fareed Zakaria on the GPS program on CNN to discuss North Korea, Trump, Kim Jong-un and ways ahead for the stand-off over the North Korean nuclear program.
  • Kevin Rudd in Financial Times: “Creative diplomacy is vital to defuse Korean crisis” 11 August 2017 - By Kevin Rudd Originally published in the Financial Times – 11 August 2017 It would be wrong to assume China would stand by if peninsula fell into conflict. In his acclaimed book The Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark wrote about how the great powers of 1914 stumbled into a pan-European war that not only destroyed much of […]
  • Kevin Rudd on CNBC Squawk Box: How to defuse the Korean crisis 11 August 2017 - Kevin Rudd: How to defuse the Korean crisis from CNBC.
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN: Trump/Turnbull transcript 4 August 2017 - The record of Turnbull’s conversation with Trump is deeply damaging to Turnbull’s credibility. Just spoke w/ @CNNI https://t.co/thOKui8tEo pic.twitter.com/nnZ8ERGNGt — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) 4 August 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on ABC radio’s The World Today: Trump/Turnbull transcript 4 August 2017 -
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  • Kevin Rudd on Sky News Australia: Trump, North Korea and security threats to Australia 1 August 2017 - Kevin Rudd appears on Sky News Australia with Kieran Gilbert to discuss the resignation of White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, the impasse on North Korea between the US and China and security threats in Australia including the recent foiled attempts to attack a passenger plane as well as thoughts on the new Department […]
  • Kevin Rudd calls for consideration for ICBM defence system for Australia. 8 July 2017 - ‘‘Given North Korean developments, Australia would be well advised to begin analysing ballistic missile defence needs, available technologies and possible deployment feasibility for northern Australia.’’ Kevin Rudd. Click here to read the news story in the Canberra Times
  • Kevin Rudd on CNBC Squawk Box: G20 7 July 2017 - I’m proud to have been a co-founder of the #G20 Summit. G20 is core to global financial and economic decision-making https://t.co/oO18x8wzZq pic.twitter.com/47yLCM05Ef — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) 7 July 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN: G20, global economy and possible tariff war 7 July 2017 - If #G20 does not reaffirm global free trade but instead we see a tariff war, global growth & jobs will suffer badlyhttps://t.co/wty0fjsLxK — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) 7 July 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on ABC’s 7.30: North Korea 6 July 2017 - Kevin Rudd joins 7.30 host Stan Grant to discuss the North Korean missile crisis as well as moves for the Australian Labor Party to recognise Palestine. Kevin Rudd tells 7.30 he believes US military action against North Korea is ‘on the table’, and says the problem is that China doesn’t believe it. Broadcast: 06/07/2017 Reporter: Stan […]
  • Kevin Rudd on BBC News: G20 and North Korea 6 July 2017 -
  • Kevin Rudd on Chaser Radio on TripleM: North Korea, NBN, News Ltd and Origin 6 July 2017 -
  • Kevin Rudd on Fox News radio: China Sees ‘Hardening’ in U.S. Approach to North Korea 5 July 2017 - This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) On July 5, 2017, ASPI President Kevin Rudd spoke on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” […]
  • Kevin Rudd on BBC World: Modi visit to US and US-India ties 27 June 2017 - It’s in America’s strategic & economic interests for Pres.Trump to build on @narendramodi‘s visit to Washington and strengthen US-India ties pic.twitter.com/t9H6FsGKft — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) 27 June 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN: Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement 2 June 2017 - For those who care about #climatechange, it’s time to mobilise. Incl. shareholders. Spoke with @HalaGorani on @cnni https://t.co/yoZeKLWDD5 — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) June 2, 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on BBC: Trump and Paris Agreement 1 June 2017 - Given US decision on climate, US state and city governments and corporations must now fill the gap @BBCWorld #ParisAgreement pic.twitter.com/57tvNt3GN4 — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) June 2, 2017
  • Kevin Rudd on RN Breakfast: Sorry Day, the Apology and recognition 26 May 2017 - Kevin Rudd spoke with ABC radio’s RN Breakfast on Sorry Day and discussed the Apology, the stolen generation, constitutional recognition and treaty.
  • Asia and the U.S.: Trump’s First 100 Days 11 May 2017 - In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump declared “America First,” reinforcing the belief that he would follow through on his campaign rhetoric — confrontation with China, but also what appeared to be a wavering of support for long-standing commitments to Japan and South Korea. Elsewhere in Asia, the speech appeared to be a confirmation that […]
  • Kevin Rudd on BBC: Trump’s North Korea Strategy 29 April 2017 - Kevin Rudd discussed Donald Trump’s strategy on North Korea with BBC News.
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN: North Korea 15 April 2017 - CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO On April 15, 2017, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd spoke to CNN about North Korea’s nuclear program in the aftermath of its military parade. Saying that the “North Koreans are masters at international political stagecraft,” Rudd argued that “we need to understand the fact that the North Koreans […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Fox News: North Korea 15 April 2017 - Kevin Rudd talks to Fox News about North Korea and how diplomacy may work. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
  • Kevin Rudd on Bloomberg: Trump-Xi meeting 7 April 2017 - Kevin Rudd speaks to Bloomberg after Day 1 of the Trump-Xi meeting.
  • Kevin Rudd on Charlie Rose: Trump-Xi summit 4 April 2017 - Kevin Rudd sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss the first meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Kevin Rudd on CNBC: North Korea missile launches 7 March 2017 - Kevin Rudd appeared on CNBC talking about the North Korean missile launches. Key question is what are the strategic options for the U.S.: 1. Electronic warfare to degrade North Korea’s launch capabilities; 2. Diplomacy with China to do a grand strategic bargain on the Peninsula; or 3. Get used to a nuclear-armed North Korea.
  • Munich Security Conference 2017 – Panel Discussion “Pacific no more? Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula” 20 February 2017 - John Chipman (Director General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies; introduction), Yun Byung-Se (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea), Ng Eng Hen (Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore), Fu Ying (Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress, Parliament of the People’s Republic of China), Lassina Zerbo (Executive […]
  • ‘The time has come to recognise Palestine’: Kevin Rudd reveals his ‘deepest fear’ 20 February 2017 - Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald – 20 February 2017 By Latika Bourke Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says the “time has come” for Australia to recognise Palestine, saying his deepest fear is the “drifting towards the disintegration and death of an independent Palestinian state”, which he warns would fuel new radicalisation in the Middle East. […]
  • Kevin Rudd appears on the Kickass News podcast 20 February 2017 - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on T.P.P., Pacific Rim Security, China, & The Infamous Trump-Turnbull Phone Call Kevin Rudd served twice as Australian Prime Minister as well as Foreign Minister and is currently the President of The Asia Society Policy Institute. He offers his perspective on the strangely confrontational phone conversation between President Donald Trump and […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Channel Seven’s Sunrise 18 February 2017 - Time to defend the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If Libs are now opposed, why didn’t they say so at the 2013 election? Back in 2013 I thought the NDIS had bipartisan support, including the funding. Sad to see the Coalition stooping to such tactics.
  • Former PM Kevin Rudd calls for ban on union and corporate donations 15 February 2017 - Sharri Markson, The Daily Telegraph UNION and corporate donations should be banned to prevent corruption in the political process, former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd says. In the wake of the recent United States presidential election, Mr Rudd said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull needs to undertake radical donation reform where union and corporate donations are […]
  • Kevin Rudd on 7.30: Closing The Gap, Energy and Donald Trump 14 February 2017 - Kevin Rudd on 7.30 last night to talk about the 9th anniversary of the Apology and the urgency to #CloseTheGap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  • Sky News Australia: Indigenous issues, climate change and energy issues; and the North Korean threat 14 February 2017 - z Bit of culture shock being back at Parliament House for #closethegap but I had a chat with Sky News Australia on the need for Prime Ministerial commitment on Indigenous issues; climate change and energy issues; and the North Korean threat.
  • Catch up with Australian Indigenous Education Foundation 14 February 2017 - Always great to hear about the work of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation – which has put over 400 Aboriginal kids from all over Australia through our best private schools – and with many more currently studying.
  • Asia’s Rise in a Year of Uncertainty: A Dialogue With Kevin Rudd (San Francisco) 8 February 2017 - SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2017 — President of Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd, speaks to Asia Society Northern California Advisory Board Co-Chairman Ken Wilcox about the current state of international relations.
  • ANOTHER MURDOCH TABLOID WHOPPER 6 February 2017 - With all the recent coverage of Turnbull’s telephone encounter with Trump, I missed a story run on 1 February 2017 on page one of Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph which friends have just drawn to my attention. It alleged that in 2010 as Prime Minister I imposed “the same type of visa bans” as President Trump has […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Donald Trump in the World, Asia, and Immigration 1 February 2017 - SPI President Kevin Rudd engaged in a vibrant Facebook Live chat on U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to the world, Asia, and immigration. Watch the full discussion below. (35 min., 44 sec.)
  • Australia Day address to the American Australian Association 20 January 2017 - His Excellency the Consul General, Distinguished Guests, My fellow Australians, My fellow New Yorkers, One and all. I begin by honouring the First Australians, who first settled our continent some 70,000 years ago, and whose cultures represent the oldest continuing cultures on earth. I also honour those Australians who have come more recently to our […]
  • Kevin on Sunrise – Trump inauguration (20/1/17) 20 January 2017 - Kevin Rudd appears on the Sunrise program to discuss the coming Trump inauguration and what it may mean for Australia and the world.
  • Address to The Raisina Dialogue 2017 18 January 2017 - On January 17, 2017, in a keynote address at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, ASPI President The Hon. Kevin Rudd outlined ten major challenges facing the international community and the multilateral system. Below is the text of the speech as prepared. 2017: The Year of Living Dangerously Address to The Raisina Dialogue Observer Research […]
  • More Murdoch Mis-reporting, led by the Brisbane Courier Fail. 16 January 2017 - The Murdoch tabloids, led by the #CourierFail in Brisbane, allege my office improperly ordered stationery to support a UN bid. Wrong again. But never let the facts get in the road of a good “story”. This is in today’s edition of the Courier Mail and the Sydney Daily telegraph. (Link) Here are the facts: 1 […]
  • Videos from Gaidar Forum, Russia 14 January 2017 - The G20 in 2017 must deal with 3 core challenges: financial system risk, low global growth, and managing geo-political uncertainty. On this year’s G20 in Germany, Merkel must lead. I also believe if we are serious about the G20’s future this year, it’s got to roll back the tide of protectionism. The Gaidar Forum 2017. […]
  • Kevin Rudd on ABC’s 7.30 (21/12/16) 21 December 2016 - Kevin Rudd discusses global terrorism, the changing economic and political world, the media, democracy and the future of the ALP. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 21/12/2016 Reporter: Leigh Sales Former prime minister Kevin Rudd joins 7.30 to discuss terrorism, Donald Trump, the threat of South Korea and the current state of the ALP. Transcript LEIGH SALES, […]
  • Kevin Rudd: Reflections on a troubled country and a troubled world 16 December 2016 - The Conversation – This is an edited extract from a speech delivered by Kevin Rudd, the 26th prime minister of Australia, on his receipt of an honorary doctorate of laws from the Australian National University on December 16, 2016. We live in a deeply unsettled world, where once again the great questions of war and […]
  • Kevin Rudd on advancing Australia 16 December 2016 - Originally published on the Centre for Public Impact – 16 December 2916 By Matthew Mercer Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd knows more than most about dealing with the unexpected. “I was elected as prime minister at the end of 2007 and the financial crisis hit in 2008,” he recalls. “Suddenly we were in existential land […]
  • Address to ANU: On Building a Big Australia 16 December 2016 - On Building a Big Australia An Address on Receipt of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Australian National University. The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York. Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, New York Llewellyn Hall Canberra 16 December, 2016. I honour […]
  • Asia’s Recommendations for President-Elect Trump 13 December 2016 - Discussion from the launch of a new briefing book from the Australia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), ASPI President Kevin Rudd led a discussion with 3 Asian Ambassadors to the US — Joe Hockey Australian Ambassador to the USA, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, and Ahn Ho-young — on how Donald J. Trump should approach Asia.
  • Appearance on Quest Means Business 8 December 2016 -
  • CDP annual dinner at Columbia University 8 December 2016 - Was a pleasure this week to speak at the CDP annual dinner at Columbia University in New York. CDP is a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Data, measurement and understanding what greenhouse gas emission reduction is being achieved is absolutely critical […]
  • It’s time for a new Labor Reform Movement 7 December 2016 - When I was elected as Labor leader 10 years ago, it was against the concerted opposition of the most powerful union-based factions of the party. And this came 40 years after Whitlam’s famous confrontation with the faceless, factional men of the party’s federal executive. Yet 50 years after Whitlam’s reforms, the power of these factions […]
  • China’s Brutally Pragmatic Response to a Shifting World Order 3 December 2016 -   In a December 1, 2016 article for The Financial Times, Kevin Rudd argues that Beijing abhors unpredictability, and that the election of Donald Trump has divided Chinese policymakers and analysts on what lies ahead for Sino-American relations. China prefers to deal with the devil it knows. Beijing was fully prepared to deal with a […]
  • Kevin Rudd joins Business Day on Canada’s BNN 2 December 2016 - Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former prime minister of Australia, joins Business Day to discuss energy demand in Asia, now that the TransMountain Pipeline has been approved and the TPP deal is looking less likely under a Trump presidency.
  • The world’s climate is in the hands of just three nations 1 December 2016 - Originally published in The Guardian – 1 December 2016 By Kevin Rudd and Hank Paulson If India, China and the US work together and back renewable investment, there is hope after the Paris climate summit hile all contributions from the 195 countries at the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris will be important, three […]
  • Kevin Rudd speaks to BBC radio’s Costing The Earth 25 November 2016 - “New President elect of the USA Donald Trump is a climate change denier, and so what does his rise to power mean for the environment?” Full podcast available: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082ynk0
  • The United States, China and Europe under a Trump Administration 24 November 2016 - An Address to the Hamburg Summit on Europe China Relations The Hon Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York. Hamburg City Hall 23 November 2016 Former Chancellor of Germany, Gerhardt Schroeder. Mayor Olaf Scholz of the City of Hamburg. Distinguished guests. Ladies and gentlemen. It is […]
  • Thank You DonateLife 24 November 2016 - In 2009 as Prime Minister, I set up DonateLife to get more Australians talking about organ donation, and giving the gift of life. I want to say #thankyou to all those who have become donor heroes. Join the Australian Organ Donor Register online today. http://www.donatelife.gov.au/
  • President Trump, the Future of Great Power Relations and the Role of the UN 22 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • Kevin Rudd: Pricing Carbon at Marrakech: Moving from Principle to Practice 21 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • World Toilet Day 2016 message 19 November 2016 -
  • Distinguished Leadership Award from the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute 18 November 2016 - I was honoured to receive last night the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute, and was touched by the kind words from former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono #WCES2016
  • BBC World: The future of the Paris Agreement 17 November 2016 - President Trump will face procedural difficulties in legally exiting the Paris Agreement on climate change. A potential 3-4 year delay given US ratification. Spoke to BBC News as nations gather at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech COP22
  • Kevin Rudd: How should the world engage Trump? Here are my thoughts. 11 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Lateline, ABC Australia. 10 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • The reform of the United Nations: Reflections for the incoming Secretary-General 4 November 2016 -   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 […]
  • Malcolm Turnbull has sunk to a new low with refugee folly 2 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • Rising to the Global Sustainability Challenge: Future Action on Climate Change 1 November 2016 - 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 […]
  • The future of US-China relations at the Oxford China Centre 18 October 2016 - he serious analysis of China in the West is now critical because China has become a global power. The Australian Centre on China in the World, the Oxford University China Centre and Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), in Berlin, are among the best. Full video: https://youtu.be/v4tmOi0T1OE
  • “The Future of the United Nations and Global Order” speech delivered at Peking University 12 October 2016 - 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: […]
  • Kevin Rudd: The future of U.S.-China relations under the next administration: Is there a solution to the North Korean nuclear question? 11 October 2016 - 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 […]
  • VIEW KEVIN RUDD’S SPEECH AND INTERVIEW AT THE CHINA CENTRE 11 October 2016 - View here Kevin Rudd’s speech  at the  China Centre on ‘The future of US-China relations under the next administration: is there a solution to the North Korean nuclear question? View here Kevin Rudd’s views on China, Europe and the UK
  • Kevin Rudd on Reforming the UN at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 7 October 2016 - The UN matters—and if it fails, falters, or fades away it would fundamentally erode the stability of an already fragile global order. Join us for the Washington launch of the new report, UN 2030: Rebuilding Order in a Fragmenting World. Kevin Rudd has spent the past two years conducting a review of the United Nations […]
  • London launch of ICM Chair report 26 September 2016 - Launched my Independent Commission on Multilateralism report on United Nations reform at Chatham House in London today. UK has a big national interest in the UN’s future, given its seat on the Security Council. Read the full report: CLICK HERE
  • Sky News interview with Kieran Gilbert about UN and ICM Report 22 September 2016 - Kevin Rudd sits down with Kieran Gilbert from Sky News in New York.
  • New York launch ICM Chair report 22 September 2016 - Just launched here in New York, formal report of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism on United Nations reform entitled “Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and Its Future.” Watch it here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/91534855 Read it here: https://www.icm2016.org/icm-final-report
  • Kevin Rudd: How to Fix the United Nations 19 September 2016 -   An increasing array of unpredictable global challenges requires reshaping the global body to confront them. As we pass the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and approach the appointment of the next U.N. secretary-general for the decade ahead, we need to consider afresh the institution’s future, its relevance to the global […]
  • Appearance on World’s Apart with Oksana Boyko “UN – FIT FOR PURPOSE?” 11 September 2016 - 40 years of Cold War, followed by 20 years of relative peace, and half a decade of metastasizing proxy conflicts, evidently, the international system is evidently not well, but is there a chance that major players can agree on the right course of treatment? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by former Australian Prime Minister, […]
  • Greetings from Vladivostok and the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum 4 September 2016 - Greetings from Vladivostok and the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum. Back in 2010, I lobbied successfully to get the US and Russia into the East Asia Summit. The challenge now is to use the EAS to develop a regional “common security” mechanism. And, in the long term, maybe evolving it into an Asia-Pacific Community.
  • The United Nations: What’s the Point? 2 September 2016 - What if the United Nations didn’t exist? It’s a question easily answered, because for nearly all of human history, it didn’t. History “teaches us that order in international relations is the exception, rather than the rule,” Kevin Rudd, the former Australian prime minister, writes in a new report on the uncertain future of the UN. […]
  • Plenary Session: Opening up the Russian Far East 2 September 2016 - Spent this afternoon in discussion with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye on the development of the Russian Far East and the strengthening of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and the Asia-Pacific. The Eastern Economic Forum 2016 was held in Vladivostok – home […]
  • Securing the UN’s Future 1 September 2016 - Originally published: 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 […]
  • Time Magazine: Kevin Rudd “How to Fix the United Nations” 31 August 2016 - The UN is still important, but it needs to be reformed for a new age. Source: Time Magazine, 31 August 2016 By Kevin Rudd In 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 […]
  • Kevin Rudd: ICM Chair’s Report “UN 2030: Rebuilding Order in a Fragmenting World” 29 August 2016 - The United Nations is now seventy years old, but the world of seventy years ago was a vastly different place than the world of today. This raises the question: Does the UN remain “fit for purpose” to meet the current needs of the international community? And if not, what can be done in practical terms […]
  • Kevin Rudd’s 2016 World Water Week message 28 August 2016 - 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.
  • Kevin Rudd: My 10 principles to reform the United Nations, before it’s too late 8 August 2016 - 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 […]
  • Kevin Rudd outlines 10-point plan to reform UN in response to globalisation 7 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 world […]
  • Kevin Rudd tells all on stoush with Turnbull over UN job 5 August 2016 - By Paul Kelly and Pamela Williams. The Australian Kevin Rudd has revealed key ­details of four meetings with Malcolm Turnbull last year when he was encouraged in his global campaign to become UN secretary-general and accuses the Prime Minister of a breach of good faith and trust. Mr Rudd reveals in an exclusive interview that […]
  • Indigenous endorsement: “The man who delivered Apology suitable for UNSG” 1 August 2016 - I am humbled by the support of our Indigenous brothers and sisters. Indigenous peoples of the world need our support.
  • STATEMENT: UNSG 29 July 2016 - STATEMENT Mr Rudd thanks Foreign Minister Bishop, and her many Cabinet colleagues for their consideration of and support for his candidacy for United Nations Secretary General. It would have been the first time in the United Nation’s 70 year history that Australia offered a candidate for UN Secretary General. It would have reflected well on […]
  • RUSSIA AFTER OIL? #SPIEF2016 24 July 2016 - Have been attending the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum this week. St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an annual international conference dedicated to economic and business issues – looking at not just economic issues facing Russia, but emerging markets and the world as a whole. I took part in Russia Today TV debate on diversification […]
  • Countering Climate Change: Towards an Eco-Civilization for All 19 July 2016 - Kevin Rudd and Dai Bingguo, Eco Forum Global-International Advisory Council Five years after Copenhagen, we see today an unprecedented global effort to secure a successful outcome for the global climate summit to be held in Paris this December. Much progress has been made. But much more still needs to be done. It will also require a […]
  • Exploring East Asian Cooperation on Carbon Markets 19 July 2016 - June 16, 2016. World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS China, Japan and Korea discuss possibility of linking carbon markets Builds on Paris Agreement which recognizes cross-border cooperation on mitigation efforts Regional carbon markets could lower carbon prices and increase private sector investment The architects and thought leaders of carbon markets in Japan, South Korea and China recently […]
  • Kevin Rudd on Charlie Rose 13 July 2016 -
  • Kevin Rudd on RT.com: Chinese and Russian relations 6 June 2016 - Sophie Shevardnadze: Honorable Kevin Rudd, former PM of Australia, it’s really great to have you wit us on this show today. KR: Good to be back in Moscow. SS: Yeah. The weather is great, too. So, mr. Rudd, to the serious matters now. Australia is doubling its military budget; I know, that’s going to surge from […]
  • Kevin Rudd on CNN “Quest Means Business” 28 May 2016 - Kevin sat down with CNN’s Eleni Giokos for Quest Means Business to talk about the importance of trade to the global economy and the growing push for protectionism.