Grading the Obama-Xi Summit

2015 Concordia Summit 7-10-15 ANDY SERWER: Thank you very much Matt, we really appreciate it at Yahoo! and this really is a great panel and a great topic. I couldn’t think of three better people to talk to on the entire planet than these three guys. The other thing that’s really kind of cool as you will see I hope …

China and the US need to see eye to eye again. It’s in both their interests

Originally published in The Guardian – 24 September 2015 By Kevin Rudd The doom-mongers are out in force as the Chinese president Xi Jinping begins his American visit, but the deep disagreements that exist are solvable, As President Xi Jinping begins his first state visit to the United States, something of a potentially dangerous trend is beginning to emerge in …

What Defines Success for Xi Jinping’s US Visit?

Bloomberg TV 22nd September 2015 INTERVIEWER: Matt I just learned that the Prime Minister is also a former rodeo rider, his event was young cows, but we’re not here to talk about that – we’re here of course to talk about Xi Jinping’s visit to Seattle. KEVIN RUDD: I rode once and fell off. INTERVIEWER: You rode once and fell …

The Top 10 Questions About China Ahead of Xi’s U.S. Visit

Originally published in The Huffinginton Post – 22 September 2015 By Kevin Rudd When President Xi Jinping arrives for his first state visit to the United States this week, a number of new domestic and foreign policy questions are likely to be on the minds of administrations in both capitals. How these are interpreted, and most importantly, managed, during the …

The Rise of Asia and its Impact on the Global Order

HARVARD – Asia Society 21 September 2015 BILL ALFORD: Thank you all for coming. I’m Bill Alford, Vice Dean of the Law School. On behalf of the Law School I’d like to welcome our very distinguished panel of guests today from the Asia Society Policy Institute. We will quickly introduce each and offer a few words of welcome. Our principal …

Statement from a Spokesperson

“Several articles have reported that in June 2010 that Mr Rudd sought a phone call from Hillary Clinton following Julia Gillard’s leadership coup. As the text of the Hillary Clinton email makes abundantly clear, Former Prime Minister Rudd made zero request for any such telephone call from Mrs Clinton. If any staff member made such a request of the US Ambassador …