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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

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Kevin Rudd, twice prime minister of Australia, is President of the Asia Society, convener of the High-Level Policy Commission on Getting Asia to Net Zero, and the author of The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China (PublicAffairs, 2022).

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  1. The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity
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    The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2022 Kevin Rudd & Ban Ki-moon urge the region's leaders to unite the G20 agenda around the opportunities offered by the green transition.

  2. China’s Lessons from Russia’s War
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    China’s Lessons from Russia’s War

    Jun 17, 2022 Kevin Rudd considers how Russia’s fumbled invasion of Ukraine will affect Xi Jinping’s strategic thinking.

  3. A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes
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    A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes

    Mar 22, 2022 Gordon Brown, et al. identify legal avenues for holding the Russian regime accountable for its aggression against Ukraine.

  4. An Interview with Kevin Rudd
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    An Interview with Kevin Rudd

    Mar 1, 2022 Kevin Rudd assesses Xi Jinping’s vulnerabilities, considers how the China-Russia partnership could affect nuclear arms control, and predicts what the war in Ukraine will mean for Taiwan.

  5. Preventing a US-China Nuclear Arms Race
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    Preventing a US-China Nuclear Arms Race

    Dec 4, 2021 Kevin Rudd proposes confidence-building measures to forestall a dangerous Cold War-style escalation.

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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