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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 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Virus Next Time
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    The Virus Next Time

    Jun 10, 2021 Kevin Rudd touts the blueprint recently released by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

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    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

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