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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister, Australia

Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister (2007-10, 2013) and foreign minister (2010-12). In addition to leading many global and regional foreign-policy initiatives, he was a driving force in expanding the East Asia Summit to include both the U.S. and Russia. In January 2015, Rudd became the inaugural president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, a “think-do tank” dedicated to using second-track diplomacy to assist governments and businesses in resolving policy challenges within Asia, and between Asia and the West. He is chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he completed a major policy paper U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping, a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s China Council. He also established the Asia Pacific Community Foundation to promote the cause of regional economic, security, and environmental collaboration.

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China’s rise can be managed peacefully — if Washington and Beijing commit to placing their relationship on a stable, long-term footing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

More differences will emerge between China and the US but they need not lead to war, says former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rudd asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers — and suggests another narrative.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A new road map for U.S.-Chinese Relations.

Monday, April 1, 2013