Bloomberg: ‘Out of Office’ Podcast

INTERVIEW AUDIO: ‘OUT OF OFFICE’, 14 MAY 2020 The 26th Prime Minister of Australia, usually based in New York, is enjoying a few months at home, close to the Queensland farm he grew up on. Now the head of a global think tank, Kevin Rudd reflects on a childhood spent in a rural community, discusses the highs and lows of …

DW News: Coronavirus investigation

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW DEUTSCHE WELLE, GERMANY 13 MAY 2020 Topics: International coronavirus investigation BRIAN THOMAS: One vocal critic of this high-stakes blame game is accusing President Trump and the Murdoch media empire, which includes Fox News, of intentionally stoking the war of words. The former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd is currently president of the Asia Society Policy Institute. …

Webcast: Jodi McKay MP

E&OE TRANSCRIPT WEBCAST INTERVIEW JODI McKAY MP LEADER OF THE NSW OPPOSITION 4 MAY 2020 Topics: Coronavirus   JM:       So hello Kevin! And thank you for joining me from Queensland.   KR:      Good to be with you Jodie, and big time for the nation, big time for NSW, big time for Sydney.   JM:       It is, it’s …

Festival of Dangerous Ideas: The Truth About China

E&OE TRANSCRIPT WEBCAST INTERVIEW FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS MAY 2020   PH:      Kevin Rudd, welcome to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Let me begin by asking you how it comes to be that for a man who spends most of his time in New York, we haven’t had the pleasure of your company, while we’re all huddled here together …

The Guardian: The Murdoch media’s China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim – get Trump re-elected

Published by The Guardian on 8 May 2020. In liberal democracies, the integrity, impartiality and professionalism of intelligence agencies matters. That’s why it is essential that intelligence agencies remain aloof, not only from the political debates of the day, but also from the policy decisions that individual governments may take. The intelligence community’s core task is to provide brutally realistic …

Euronews: Europe and China after COVID-19

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW EURONEWS NOW, EURONEWS 8 MAY 2020 Topics: Coronavirus, Europe-China relations ROSIE WRIGHT: Well, let’s hear now from the former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He’s now president of the Asia Society Policy Institute. And he joins us from the Sunshine Coast to the north of Brisbane in Queensland. Thank you very much for your time. This …

CNN: Coronavirus and Cold War 1.5

  E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW CONNECT THE WORLD, CNN 7 MAY 2020 Topics: Coronavirus investigation HALA GORANI: Joining me now is former Prime Minister of Australia and current Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd. So thank you, Mr Rudd for being with us. You warned in a new op-ed for Time Magazine, that an investigation could denigrate into quote, …

Foreign Affairs: The Coming Post-Covid Anarchy

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony J. Rivera)

Published in Foreign Affairs on May 6, 2020. In January and February of this year, there was audible popping of champagne corks in certain quarters of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. What some observers had long seen as this era’s giant geopolitical bubble had finally begun to deflate. China’s Communist Party leadership, the thinking went, was at last coming apart, …

Time Magazine: Set Aside Crude Nationalism To Learn COVID-19 Truths

By Kevin Rudd Published by Time Magazine on 6 May 2020. As we come to grips with the sheer magnitude of COVID-19’s destructive impact, there is a legitimate and ultimately irresistible demand for the world to establish the facts as to how this disaster came about. This involves three sets of deeply uncomfortable questions. First, did China fulfil its international …

The Age: How Turnbull gets it wrong, and right

With every political memoir comes a barrage of salacious headlines, often obscuring the forest for the trees. Malcolm Turnbull’s book is no exception. While I disagree with him on many points of fact and policy, Turnbull’s major contribution is his account of the Murdoch media’s pernicious role in Australian politics. Hence, News Corp’s relentless denigration of both the book and …